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Old 02-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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So, my 95 is leaking fuel through the pipe that extends down from where you put the gas to the tank. It's a U shaped pipe at the bottom and has leaked before. I took it off and cleaned it up, sealing the leak with this "stuff" (sorry, it was a long time ago) and it held up for over a year. It only cost me about $10 compared to $200 for a new pipe... So now that it's leaking again, I'm wondering if anyone knows and products that would totally seal the leak for longer than a year.

If not, I'll probably end up grinding it down and sealing it back up with the $10 stuff again =)

Thanks.

I would have posted this in the Raw Fuel Smell thread, but that one mainly deals with the smell inside the cabin and this deals with sealing a pipe.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:41 AM   #2
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Did you ever fix this?
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Yes, I first tried some of that gas tank patcher upper stuff, but that didn't work since the hole was too small for it to fit and stick to. I ended up just taking the entire pipe off, and buying a new one for $150 using my Subaru Bucks I had stashed away for something like this. I was going to get it welded and crap, but the guy said he there were a lot of bends and it might not fit right when he's done.

This was the second time it happened, I patched it up, but then it started leaking like two years later. I suggest if you plan on keeping the car, get a new pipe or weld your old one. The sticky tacky stuff works for a little, but will fail again. And it's something that needs to be fixed fully... I found myself leaking fuel in a steady stream... loosing me money from gas, and dodging people who throw cigarettes on the road.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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try fiberglass, i used it on both the fill tube and top of the tank to seal leaks on my previous car (97 legacy)
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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try fiberglass, i used it on both the fill tube and top of the tank to seal leaks on my previous car (97 legacy)
Mines done, but actually, this is a good idea... I dunno how you could shape the tubing to fit exactly though.
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