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Triumph TR6 - Leaking Gas Line

Hi,

I just walked into the garage and smelled gas. Turns out the little section of hose that connects the steel line from the gas tank to the steel line that goes to the carburetors has a leak. I've got it stemmed for now. I realize I'm jumping in the deep end looking for straws but is there any clever way to change this without dumping the rest of the gas in the tank or should I just work fast and not smoke :-) ?

Gene
Gene Fluder

Gene

There should be a rubber hose piece back at the bottom of the tank. Pinch it off and Bob's your.
uncle.

OR there should be a fuel filter just below the fuel pump. Should see some rubber hose(s) there.


Rick
Rick Crawford

Gene

I usually just work fast and don't smoke. But Ricks approach sounds more pragmatic.
Michael Petryschuk

Who's Bob?
DON KELLY

thanks everyone.

The hose, unfortunately, was the one that Rick suggested I pinch. Having nothing else to try and a half bucket of gasoline, it took Michael's approach. Not too bad. I got my arm a little wet but washed that off quickly.

Now Part Deux...After I changed the hose, I saw what the problem was/is. That hose rubs right up against the shock absorber. All the gas lines are tight and look like they are properly installed. Is this a known problem? If so, is there a customary fix for it?

And, as Don also puzzles, who's Bob?

Gene
Gene Fluder

Front or rear?
DON KELLY

Rear. It looks like whoever worked on it last shoved the hose coming from the vapor recycling line in between and things moved.
Gene Fluder

Bob says put one of them there oil line thingys on it....I know, I know...I said I'd quit that : )
JT White


What in the blazes is an oil line thingy?
Gene Fluder

Your going to get me in trouble asking me that.

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JT White

It's my new "cure all" for everything 74 TR6 related!

Come on now....that's funny...no matter who you are (Ok, Don gets it...right? Don?)
JT White

Subtle, JT
DON KELLY

It's been one of those weeks.....just getting my yaya's out. Back to your regularly scheduled program
JT White

My uncle
Rick Crawford

Gene
I quote you "That hose rubs right up against the shock absorber"


I make the assumption you are talking at the front (I know no shock absorbers at back just the lever arm style). If so then no, the line should be no where near the shock absorber. It should be right under the fuel pump and then go straight to the back of the car. Maybe the PO modified it for you:)

Rick
Rick Crawford

I love my oil thingy. Keeps me circulation fluide.
Ken Shaddock

Rick ,He said back , And there can be shocks in the back
DON KELLY

Rick, It is indeed the lever arm shock in the back. It is running right along the inside portion that is stationary.
I guess everything is supposed ( that "s" word ) to move together so there would be no abrasion but apparently not on my baby.
I'll see if I can buffer it with some scrap rubber.

Gene
Gene Fluder

Gene
If memory serves me correctly(this has been a problem lately:) the pipe comming out of the fuel tank is a compression filling. It can be loosened and turned so it does not aim at the lever arm.

Sorry Don and Gene, just saw that Don did already ask you that question.......OOPS

Rick
Rick Crawford

This thread was discussed between 18/09/2010 and 23/09/2010

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