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Re: fuel lines leak when tank full (archive)

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Posted by Tom on June 01, 1999 at 07:59:53:

In Reply to: Re: fuel lines leak when tank full posted by robW on May 31, 1999 at 13:01:02:

These lines have a limited lifespan and should all be replaced when one goes. They are a PIA to get to but you can't have fuel leaking all over the place, can you? My return line was the one to go so I bit the bullet and replaced them all. I didn't have gas on the ground but a strong odor each time I got gas. It is about a 1.5 beer job in my estimation.

Best of luck

Tom Jarlock
88 535ia, 180k
98 328ia, 11k

: I have an RX7 that did the same thing - it was the seam between the filler tube and the tank itself. (New tank time.) Are you certain that the lines are leaking instead of the tank or tank/filler tube seam itself?

: : If I fill my tank (without topping off), especially
: : on a warm day, I can later find about a cup of fuel
: : on the ground below the filler. It comes from the
: : short lines that go into the plastic expansion tank
: : in the trunk. Has anyone replaced these? I tried
: : pulling one off and could not get it, so it seems like
: : there's a risk of doing more harm than good in trying to fix this.
: : Bill

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