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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:


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


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.


So I'm trying an Earls Connection


Well that did not work either.


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.


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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