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Leaking fuel line...HELP!


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Just when I finished patting myself on the back for replacing the leaking coolant tank on my 99 C2 this past weekend, the fuel line (one with 19mm nut) is leaking! The 17mm nut is fine. I hand tightened the nuts all the way down before applying an open ended wrench to re-tighten. I was gentle with torque.

I pulled the hose off tonight and re-seated the nut and it is still leaking. Is there an O-ring that may have fallen off of is it possible I've hosed up the ferrule on the fuel line? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Just got the car back from the dealer after more than two weeks. I'm told it was nothing more than a loose nut - no charge. Got three miles down the road and stopped the car. The smell of fuel overcame me. Opened the lid and see the supply side fitting is still leaking just as it was when I had the car towed on October 18th.

The mechanic swears he started the car and inspected the line after tightening the nut. There was plenty of swearing going on at this point...

Turns out the check valve was stuck. 20 minutes later I was on my way. It sure looks like I need to find a competent independent shop when the warranty runs out or cut my losses and dump this turd. What a load of crap.

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I was holding from replacing my fuel filter (I am at 50K miles) until I read the outcome of your dilemma. It looks like it was painful, but I thank you for sticking with it and posting the results as many of us can benefit and learn. Thanks again, I will be doing this weekend.

Was the check valve replaced or just had to be unstuck?

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I was holding from replacing my fuel filter (I am at 50K miles) until I read the outcome of your dilemma.  It looks like it was painful, but I thank you for sticking with it and posting the results as many of us can benefit and learn.  Thanks again, I will be doing this weekend.

Was the check valve replaced or just had to be unstuck?

Unstuck - several seconds after I extricated (unstuck) my foot from the service manager's a$$! They sprayed a bunch of brake cleaner into the hose fitting and seat until it came loose. Good luck.

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