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Old 04-24-2015, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Fuel Lines 1997 Buick Regal GS 3.8 V-6 Supercharged

Ok the steel supply fuel line under my car is shot, and have been told by the local GM dealer it was discontinued. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to fix this issue.
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The GM dealer most likely has a source for replacements. Techs don't usually want to
spend their time bending new lines, even though they may have the tools, so they will
usually give them to their parts departments to be sent out to some local hose & line
company. There'* at least one near every cluster of dealerships.

These places do a good job of flaring and adding any nuts, couplers, and compression
fittings that may be required. They may need what'* left of your old line for comparison.

Many parts stores are making pressure hoses, possibly one can do the steel line for you.

If your line has a bad section - a small one - you could cut it out, flare the ends of the
remaining pipe, then slip a piece of FUEL hose in there with some decent hose clamps.
You'd have to check to make sure the line pressure is low enough to work with clamped
hose. GM does that with tranny lines, I figure it oughta work with fuel if the pressure is ok.
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Just like brake lines, its all custom.
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You can try local salvage yards, but if you live in the rust belt, it may be an unproductive run.

If you know anyone from the southwest however, you could have them hit up a salvage yard and get these things all day long second hand. Shipping and finding someone willing to do it are the hard parts however.

Rust is pretty much unheard of in these parts.
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Fuel lines are not hard to bend......and you don't have to flare the fittings like you do with brake lines, you can just use compression fittings.....if the line that is leaking, can be cut out and is a straight piece, easy, peasy, lemon squeezy....
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Fuel lines are not hard to bend......and you don't have to flare the fittings like you do with brake lines, you can just use compression fittings.....if the line that is leaking, can be cut out and is a straight piece, easy, peasy, lemon squeezy....
What do you think about replacing the whole center section with fuel hose - leaving about 6-inches of tubing on each end?

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I'm just running new steel line with compression fittings it'll probably outlast the car. Spending the last day underneath her has shown me she'* got a bad case of michigan cancer and it'* terminal. I'm currently looking around for another body to put the engine and transmission in I think I found a 94 Buick Riviera that might be a suitable home for the engine and transmission.
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I know what that'* like. My 50 GMC came without a floorpan (thanks to mother nature), and my girlfriend'* beetle was worse. Both in Northern Virginia
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Yeah, here in NE, salt takes it'* toll on fuel lines, break lines, cradles, suspensions, etc.

One reason why Florida lease cars sell well up here....
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