[T3] Fuel leak on type 3 F.I. Fastback

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 19:44:01 PST 2019

So far I have not had either leak in my 73 . If you clamp off each line
under the tank where the steel lines begin gravity will tell you which one
it is if you remove the rubber hose at the rear of the tunnel and have
something to catch the fuel and release the clamp . I imagine they can be
replaced if you remove the front cover and have some 5/16" steel fuel line
to replace it with. I'm not sure how they are held in place , you can see
part of them by removing the shifter base. The difficult part would be
getting each to go in the hole in the rear on the tunnel since they make a
bend to the outside if I recall . If you were to insert a stiff cable or
wire through each one it may help guide in a new line at the rear you don't
need to remove the old lines unless you can pull them through the front. If
you had a 4 speed you need to keep them away from the shift rod and clutch
cable tube. I imagine you could run them under the car until you find a way
to get them through the tunnel.

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 8:25 AM Arthur Sterrett <asterrett38 at gmail.com>

> My fastback has developed a fuel leak which appears to be coming from in
> the tunnel!  Has anyone experienced this?
> Can this line be replaced or do you have to by-pass it by running a new
> line outside of the tunnel?  Also I am not sure whether it is the pressure
> line or the return line.
> It is leaking quite a bit so I do not want to drive it until fixed and
> financially taking it to a shop is out of the question right now.  If I can
> figure out which line it is would it be best to just replace that line or
> would you replace both?
> Art Sterrett
> asterrett38 at gmail.com
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