Date: 25 Aug 2003 14:40:11 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <davehinznopsamcop.net>
Subject: Re: 1968 SAAB 96


On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 17:38:44 -0400, GH <Nomailnopsamam.ever> wrote: > > > I've been restoring a model 96 and I was ready to take it to the paint shop, > but I discovered a leak in the fuel line near the firewall. I only see one > coupling, and that's where it hooks to the fuel tank. That's correct. > I searched all my > literature and was unable to find a routing diagram or any info on how far > forward of the firewall I can find a coupling. I really don't want to pull > the engine again. Does anyone have any info or advice on this? You won't need to pull the engine; disconnect it from the tank, and save the fitting from the end of the line. The line is apparently leaking at the firewall, so replace the whole thing. Pull up the carpet and plywood floorboards, it's under the passenger side's feet. What you'll probably find is a rubber guide that goes on the fuel line as it goes through the firewall - keeps it from rubbing on things and wearing through. If you don't have it, get one so it doesn't happen again. Most good autosupply stores have the stuff in bulk, easist way to thread it in is from through the trunk (take out the back seat so you can get around). Those rubber supports should be every place it crosses under a crossmember (seats support, firewall). If it was rust rather than rubbing, you might want to look at the condition of your floorboards in that side also. Dave Hinz

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