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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Gasoline Leak

Hey everyone,
Newby here. Recently bought a 95 (2 days ago) and I just noticed it has a gas leak... Don't ask me how I missed it.

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I am not a mechanic so I know nothing.

That being said, I checked the manual that I found on this site, (which is how I got here) and found a troubleshooting page (2-27) but I think I'm missing something. I don't see the perpendicular hoses on the diagram they show...

In an attempt to fix it, I pushed the hose connector thing back in to the Fuel Tap and the leaking stopped. I went for a 5 minute ride around the block and when I got home It was out to where the picture shows (it was much further out when I initially pushed it in). I pushed it back in, this time a little harder and went for another ride and it seemed to stay.

How do I fix this?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 05:23 PM
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Those elbows are just a press fit, and the one has become loose. Did the leaking stop when you pushed it back in?

Could probably lightly knurl the surface of the elbow that fits in the hole. Knurl or Knurling -A series of very light grooves gently cut around the axis of the tube. Don't make grooves lengthwise, it will leak.

Usually, squeezing the elbow back in with just a pair of pliers is enough to make it stay put. Put the pliers onto both elbows and squeeze them toward each other.

I've also twisted them in a pair of pliers to create raised gouges that make it fit tighter.

edit: Not nearly as intricate knurling as the pics, just some raised metal on random gouges to give it some bite.


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Thanks for the response Spockster!

Since I pushed it back in, I went for another ride around the block. Still in. It looks like it has the straight knurl. I will keep a close eye on it and if it pops back out I will knurl it (thanks for the definition, saved me a google search ). I attached what it looks like now.

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A pair of channel locks would span both elbows, give them a squeeze and they may be good. A gentle tap inward would do it too.

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