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#1 biscuitb32

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:05 PM

Okay I don't have a leaking filler tube and I don't know where the leak is coming from all I know is there is a leak. I have a different tank and need to know where to start to replace. From the looks of it is a big big task. Any help would be appreciated.


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Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:15 PM

To replace the tank is a pain in the arse. You need to remove the entire rear suspension, subframe, and then you can drop the tank. If you have a helper, and tools, you could swap out the old one, and put in the new one in a day if you don't run into issues.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 12:06 AM

yeah I thought it would be rough. I'm going to research the leak further if I can because I have a small spot in my driveway on the passenger side towards the rear. How can you access the hoses and stuff (ie fuel pump) or do you need to remove the tank.



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Posted 17 February 2005 - 03:08 AM

Seems like the right vintage as when I started to have problems with a fuel line leak in the same area (90 Loyale). There are several fuel "noise dampers" in the line from the tank. They are about the size of a stack of 5 quarters and appear to rust through. I just removed the one leaking just forward of the tank from the line by removing the clamps and installing a filler piece in the line. Have a pencil handy and shove it in the rubber fuel line from the tank to keep the gas from leaking out while you hook the splice piece into the other end and get it ready to reattach. Subaru sells replacements ($35?)but the dealer confided that the car runs fine without them and I never had any problems without it.
I have also heard of the tanks leaking at the seams. If this is your situation, there is a company that makes epoxy sealing kits that are supposed to do the trick. Check Autozone or someone else here might be able to hook you up with an online source.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 04:46 PM

Yes I am a stupid stupid person. What it was was a hose leaking going from the fuel pump. It had a small split in it. So when under higher pressure ie. tank being full it leaked bad when gas was low it was hardly noticable except also in warmer weather. Thanks for the help and I'm glad I didn't have to pull the tank



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Posted 18 February 2005 - 02:20 AM

I have also heard of the tanks leaking at the seams. If this is your situation, there is a company that makes epoxy sealing kits that are supposed to do the trick. Check Autozone or someone else here might be able to hook you up with an online source.


Had a tank rust thru. Just wire brushed it off, applied a cheapo epoxy. Held solid for couple years.:grin:




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