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Post by hotrodtodd68 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:02 am

Humpty Dumpty is leaking gasoline somewhere in the back. To those of you who have experienced this, what did you end up replacing? Thanks.
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Post by John Brennan » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:45 am

Well, where's it leaking from? In my case once, it leaked out of the top with a full tank. I dropped the tank, replaced the O-ring there, and done.
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Post by Mike McCreight » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:20 am

Paper thin metal tubing atop the sending unit. A place where no oil spray seems to reach...
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Post by hotrodtodd68 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:46 am

Yeah, tank was only 1/2 full so probably not the o-ring at the top

I'll let you know when I get to it... thanks.
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Post by hEaT » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:15 am

I had a hole in one of the hard lines at the bend where it follows the chassis rail. Emptied AN ENTIRE TANK over the winter.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:47 pm

The most common place for the tank to fail is on the back, just above the seam, where the foam pads abrade the tank and rust it through.
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Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:48 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:The most common place for the tank to fail is on the back, just above the seam, where the foam pads abrade the tank and rust it through.
( x 2 ) I've had many XR "beaters" and many I would never put more then 1/2 tank a fuel in for this reason.

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Post by timxr8 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:37 pm

Did it start after putting in a high pressure in-tank pump? Mine had rusted through at the feed line. The OE rail high pressure would pull in more fuel than would be able to spray out to be noticeable. When putting in a Walbro, the high pressure in the tank would spray out the holes.
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Post by hotrodtodd68 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:07 pm

It was leaking at the outlet of the high pressure pump. There is rust on the outlet. I got the inlet off ok but I had a hard time with the outlet. Finally it came off but a white plastic piece with two o rings is stuck on the pump outlet. the black potion of the connector is intact. Usually when I replaced fuel filters etc on the mustang these connectors did not come apart like this. Now a new line?
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Re: Gas

Post by hotrodtodd68 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:31 pm

I need a new line from the fuel filter to the fuel pump. Does anyone have a merkur graveyard that wants to part with one? I could try to make one but I'm not sure about bending the nylon this looks like it's factory bent. I can get a 90 new but then there is another 90 after that on each end. The first picture is of the line. Second picture is the good end (filter) and 3rd picture is the bad end ( pump). You can see its missing the center part.
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Re: Gas

Post by 85xr » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:45 pm

check at the parts store. just take the line with you to compare. they have assorted sizes.
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Re: Gas

Post by timxr8 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:20 pm

I have one I can send you tomorrow if you still need it. $10 shipped priority. It will probably take 3 days from San Diego.
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Re: Gas

Post by hotrodtodd68 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:05 pm

85xr wrote:check at the parts store. just take the line with you to compare. they have assorted sizes.
Too funny! I got a couple of fittings that look a little different, some tubing to bend in boiling water, and a "good luck" from the parts guy. He also said "It's too bad they came up with dumb ideas like this." then told me a story about some guy's plastic intake manifold going up in smoke. LOL!
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Re: Gas

Post by hotrodtodd68 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:40 pm

Thanks for the line from San Diego! :) back on the road.
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