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Stick w/ Earls?

By: David 10/04/2019

So, yeah, I was driving along and started smelling gas, I thought it was the car in front of me until it turned and I still smelled it. Then I noticed some droplets on the passenger side windshield, then I noticed a lot of droplets on the passenger side windshield and then noticed gas was just shooting out of the passenger side hood - like something you'd see in Mad Max lol- luckily I was a block from home so I hurriedly but carefully got to my driveway and shut the engine off immediately. Gas just poured out everywhere until apparently the 60lbs of pressure was gone :-)

I opened the hood and couldn't immediately tell where the leak was until I moved a couple fuel hoses and this happend:


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The 90deg Connection was a cheap knock-off brand and just cracked for really no apparent reason that I could tell.

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I had an Earls 90deg before w/ a hose end connection that did have a reason to break when I was off-roading and the engine rocked too far to the passenger side and hit the fuel line connection on the wheel well, but it just bent and kept on working.

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So I'm trying an Earls Connection

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Well that did not work either.

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So I tried another generic one thinking that I must be twisting them somehow when I'm tightening them, so I was very careful with the next one, but a month later sure enough it cracked as well.

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So I bought another generic one with a little different design. And the only other thing I can think of is the weight of the fuel line and vibration of it must be weakening the connections until they crack so I zipped tied the fuel line to the return line connection area and I am hoping that will keep it from vibrating. Time will tell :-)


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