HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
washu45
Member
avatar

Name : Rachel
Age : 25
Location : Mississippi
Joined : 2013-08-06
Post Count : 57
Merit : 1

PostSubject: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:36 pm

Hello, there everyone I have a question, I have a little gas leak but it's small as a period and it's on top of the gas line hole where the temporary fix solution is. I temporary fix by putting another plastic rubber hole on top of it with 3 hole champs sealed it in. The leaking is 90% sealed up. I know I need to get this fix as soon as possible. The rubber gas line does it come apart from the metal tube and replace the rubber gas line that is connected to the metal tube. Or do you need to get it completely removed the whole fuel-line. Does anyone know how much it cost to get it fix? Thank you for the help. smile wink


Back to top Go down
LARRY70GS
Aficionado
avatar

Name : Larry
Age : 60
Location : Oakland Gardens, NY
Joined : 2007-01-23
Post Count : 1485
Merit : 104

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:41 pm

You can repair it with a coupler like in this you tube video, but I would not do it on the car with a heat gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ9f6NUzaZU


There is replacement nylon fuel line to replace the whole section.

_________________
98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
Back to top Go down
Z-type
Aficionado
avatar

Name : Andrew Zamiska
Age : 30
Location : Cecil, PA - 25 miles south of Pittsburgh
Joined : 2009-06-29
Post Count : 1411
Merit : 59

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:36 pm

Yes Larry is right, there is a nylon replacement that is very easy to use to replace the entire section. i did it on my Riviera a few years ago an it's holding up great.

There are 2 different fuel line sizes on this car as you probably know, so you need to make sure you get the right one of course. It comes with a barbed fitting that you use to connect the old line and new line. You have to heat each end of the nylon lines to be able to slip the barbed fitting into each end. When it cools, it self-seals and does wonderfully.
Back to top Go down
albertj
Guru
avatar

Name :
Location : Finger Lakes of New York State
Joined : 2007-05-31
Post Count : 6643
Merit : 123

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:20 pm

Andrew did not mention that the nylon repair/replacement kit is easy to get. Just telephone your nearby auto parts stores and ask if they carry repair kits for nylon fuel lines. The CarQuest and NAPA stores come to mind, however just about all of them carry the ktis or know where to send you to get one.

Just to take the mystery out of this thing, have a look at this: http://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/fuel/air,fuel+line,fuel+line+nylon+repair,1001129

Albertj
Back to top Go down
washu45
Member
avatar

Name : Rachel
Age : 25
Location : Mississippi
Joined : 2013-08-06
Post Count : 57
Merit : 1

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:17 pm

could anyone please inform me on how to remove the hose? it's on there extremely tight.
Back to top Go down
98riv
Moderator


Location : USA
Joined : 2007-01-14
Post Count : 946
Merit : 30

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:01 pm

washu45 wrote:
could anyone please inform me on how to remove the hose? it's on there extremely tight.

What part are you trying to remove? The end with the connector or the end that attaches to the metal tube?

_________________
1998 Supercharged Riviera - Custom CAI, Alpine spx-13ref, Infinity 6x9's, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Kicker KX3, Silverstars, STB, Hawk Brake Pads, Monroe Air Shocks, KYB GR2
Back to top Go down
washu45
Member
avatar

Name : Rachel
Age : 25
Location : Mississippi
Joined : 2013-08-06
Post Count : 57
Merit : 1

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:13 pm

The one attach to the metal tube.
Back to top Go down
98riv
Moderator


Location : USA
Joined : 2007-01-14
Post Count : 946
Merit : 30

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:04 pm

You will probably have to take a razor blade and carefully cut it off.  Cut it length wise until you just make it through the nylon hose.  If your kit came with a barbed fitting you could cut the nylon hose on the car just before the leak and then use the barbed fitting to connect the new piece to the old line.

Make sure you have the fuel rail depressurized, that you work on a cold engine and that you have all the parts you need before you proceed. Be ready for some fuel to leak out.

_________________
1998 Supercharged Riviera - Custom CAI, Alpine spx-13ref, Infinity 6x9's, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Kicker KX3, Silverstars, STB, Hawk Brake Pads, Monroe Air Shocks, KYB GR2
Back to top Go down
washu45
Member
avatar

Name : Rachel
Age : 25
Location : Mississippi
Joined : 2013-08-06
Post Count : 57
Merit : 1

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:23 pm

Oh how much is the kit ?
Back to top Go down
LARRY70GS
Aficionado
avatar

Name : Larry
Age : 60
Location : Oakland Gardens, NY
Joined : 2007-01-23
Post Count : 1485
Merit : 104

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:45 pm

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Nylon+Fuel+Line+Repair+Kits/N1652/C0290.oap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ9f6NUzaZU

_________________
98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
Back to top Go down
pbrktrt
Enthusiast


Name : patrick gervais
Location : muskegon.mi
Joined : 2011-07-18
Post Count : 159
Merit : 5

PostSubject: Re: I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help   Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:02 pm

You can also get a brass 3/8" nylon to nylon union at NAPA or any parts store I imagine.Just cut the bad section out and connect the two pieces with the union.
Back to top Go down
 
I have a tiny gas leak and its as small as a period I need help
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» tiny oil leak where engine meets transmission
» Front tire has slow leak. Safe to use Slime?
» Oil Leak - clutch push rod (SOLVED)
» Tiny Tuner Editor
» How to seal gas tank leak?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   General Tech :: Care & Maintenance-
Jump to: