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Old 12-24-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Fuel filter lines crack after install?

I swapped fuel filter a couple hundred miles ago, today I went to start and got an unlimited crank, checked the street and I smelled that sweet 91 octane. I checked the filter and the bottom connection was off. It doesn't snap back on and it looks like a small crack inside the connector. I am 99.9% sure I didn't break it but all in all its fucked, I electrical tapped it to the filter and to the other line. I'm on the road but is there a way to re connect them after taking them off? They should just snap back on and that's it right? Also how hard to drop the tank and swap that line?


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Old 12-24-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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It keeps popping off even with electrical tape even though the clip is still attached, inside the connector under the clip is cracked, I put a small bungee on the connector and pulled it to a hole in the shield piece. Heading to Advanced auto parts to grab a line repair kit, trying to avoid dropping the tank.


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Bump, does the auto parts store repair kit method work? Should I replace the whole line?


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Yes the repair kits work just fine. You'll need to heat up the plastic line a bit with a hair dryer to make the fix but it's an easy one.

I've done this several times over the years with great results.
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Yes the repair kits work just fine. You'll need to heat up the plastic line a bit with a hair dryer to make the fix but it's an easy one.

I've done this several times over the years with great results.

Thanks a lot for the confidence booster. Did you get a 5/16 connector and a 5/16 line? I have one but I think the line is 3/8?


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No idea on the GTI. I've done these repairs on fords, chevy's, and dodge.
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No idea on the GTI. I've done these repairs on fords, chevy's, and dodge.

I used a 5/16" ford repair kit (quick disconnect) 90* angle. It worked great. Bought a heat gun and the kit for 50 bucks. Lifted the rear seat, unhooked the line from the pump and tied a rope to it. Cut off the bad connector which in the end was never cracked, just stuck in which allowed the connector to push off every time I opened the door and spliced the repair kit on to the old line. No stealership no hassle no problem. Thanks for the help.


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