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Old 03-04-2007, 11:50 AM   #11
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Any car can suffer a rust related failure of many sorts.

Metal rusts...

You are simply a lucky guy Jeff.
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I had a leak around the fuel filter fitting, quickly fixed.

And a little bit around the tank (fibreglass resealed ).
You patched your tank with fibreglass?
That'* the same question I asked my dad when he did it. It wasn't really a hole, just seepage around the seams.

It worked though
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I have had a 87 Olds Regency and a 91Buick LaSabre both had the fuel lines rotted (Same Platform as Bonne) The Buick was rotted literally from the engine back to the sending unit, which alot off fell into the gas tank when we tried to get it off. What an expensive pain.
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my acura looked clean under the car, but the gas lines went.

So far so good on the bonnevilles though.
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I thought the lines were rubber-ish, thats what they look like in the engine bay. I'll have to check on their condition underneath asap. This a salty NY car si I know I'm living on borrowed time. LOL
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I jinxed myself, the return line is leaking and the feed line doesn't look none to healthy.

The parts stores here can't get the hardline except in the stock steel that you'd use to bend yourself. I'll be needing the end that locks into the rubber line (to the tank)on the return and the peice that screws onto the filter for the feed side. Can anyone help with part#'*?
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my '85 olds 98'* fuel return line fell OFF the car one day. The idiot who owned the car before me undercoated it, sealing the rust on the pipe, as well as keeping it from leaking until the line was so rusted it just let loose. Brake lines did the same thing when I was replacing the fuel line, so I said F*** this, and parked the car, later to notice that the wheel wells were falling apart as well. It was like new up top, and I have a feeling it wuda been a lot nicer underneath if it hadn't been undercoated. The poor car only had 80k on the odometer and was previously a garage-kept car.
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