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Old 07-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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NEED HELP !! e30 fuel tank connection pipe

Hey guys ! I am new here and need your help.. So the last owner of my 1986 325e removed accidently the small pipe that goes from one side of the tank to the other. He tried to reinstalled it using jb weld but when i got the car ? The joint started leaking again ! So i had to remove it once again. So now, here i am with a fuel tank and the pipe and i need to reinstall it but i dont know how.. Sorry for my english lol i am french. PLEASE HELP ME !

Ps - i have pictures of the things ! But i dont know to to upload them haha i knoe i am noob --" thank you once again !
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Go to photobucket and make an account -- upload the pictures and then copy and paste the "IMG" link in your post.

You can also use part diagrams from realoem to describe your situation better

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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The transfer tube that runs under the driveshaft uses compression couplings. It can be removed and reinstalled with two wrenches. If it is leaking on the hose, I would buy a new one for $50 (last time I checked). If it is leaking on the tank, then the solution will be more complicated.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Where the JB weld was should tell you where it was leaking. If he gooped it around the tank nipples, then you need a new fuel tank. If it's on the pipe itself, then get a new pipe. $50 is obscene, take the pipe to a hydraulics shop, they'll probably make you one for 20 bucks. Or get a new tank on ebay (which is probably a good idea regardless).
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e30, fuel hose, fuel leak, fuel tank, help a noob

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