What is a quick temporary fix for a gas line leak?

Tiny
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  • 1991 BUICK LESABRE
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I just need to find a quick at home do-able temporary fix for my gas leak so I can drive to work and back safely until I get the parts.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:44 AM

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Tiny
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Wheres it leaking?Whats the line made out of?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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Right under the driver's side rear door, I'm not entirely sure but I believe it is rubber.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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If its rubber you can get a ribbed hose connector and a couple of hose clamps.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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It's a good about three inch crack.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM
Tiny
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Would this be a permanant souliton or should I still bring it in?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:56 AM
Tiny
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If its rubber and its a low psi return line then you can fix it with fuel injection rubber hose and clamps. If its a pressure line it will need a fuel line repair kit
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:56 AM
Tiny
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How can you tell the difference? Becuause I just bough this car used and its my first car and don't know anything about cars haha
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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Follow the line if it leads to a fuel filter then its the pressure line.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:05 AM
Tiny
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Okay. I'm a little worried now because I went and looked again and it's cracked to where it attaches at the end. Would you possibly know a rough estimate of how much it would take to just bring it in and get the gasline replaced?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:19 AM
Tiny
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You need to trace the line and see if its a pressur or return line. The return line is quick and easy to fix
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:22 AM
Tiny
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But it's cracked where it connects I believe to the gas tank. I think it's just settle my mind to just get it replaced. So now I'm just wondering how much it would cost?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
Tiny
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If the tank has to be removed your looking @ at least 2.0 hours pluse parts. Fuel tank and or fuel sender assy or a line repair.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:34 AM
Tiny
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High idle after fuel line replacement rubber hose and new filter any connection
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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Was the problem immediately after the repair? If so, it is curious. Did you double check the work? Use a gage and check fuel pressure. Check for vacuum leaks. Block off the mouth of throttle-body, engine idling, does it have any effect on the idle?

Clean throttle-body and idle air control.
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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
200784
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So I offered to help replace the fuel lines in a friends 1990 Buick Le Sabre. What do I need to worry about and how exactly do I remove the fuel tank without the gas leaking?

Thanks!
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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Your not a smoker are you? But hey, if the car torches ya might get money for a new 1 right? Why not drain tank first cause that makes it more explosive? You could add some water to kill that notion?
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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Keep a hose handy?
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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)

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