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Old 30-Mar-2007, 05:22 PM
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Gas lines

I'm 99% sure I have a small leak in my gas lines, I smell it all the time and there is a wet spot on the bottom of the car, and a ssmall stain under the car where the driver seat is (on my driveway) ,

my mechanic told me it's usually better to do the breaklines at the same time. since messing with the gas line might break them if they're rusted too,

is there some aftermarket line that's better then OEM(I know oem is best in most cases but I've seen some nice looking lines) are they all show =p?

and if I do end up doing all 3 what should a job like that cost(estimate?)
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no, 'nice' brake lines are custom bent from just straight stainless pipe. I'm not aware of ANY aftermarket complete brake lines you can just buy pre-bent. it's the dealer $$$$$$$ or a junk yard if you can find one that is even willing to spend the time to take them off... usually junk yards just cut the lines when removing parts.

I say locate the leak first before you go spend a bunch of money... I really doubt it's a hard line that's leaking on a car that's only a 96 (unless the car was hit from underneith somehow).
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Old 30-Mar-2007, 10:24 PM
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it could also be the top of the gas tank as well. My friend had the problem with his integra... it leaked a bit I guess from splashing around but you could fill it up all the way. It was just annoying and smelled.... but things like that you want to get fixed asap!
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 09:23 AM
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FYI:
My car is at the shop RIGHT NOW getting the tank replaced. The seam in the (top/bottom) middle of the tank. I thought it was a line or sender problem too, but when I had the car jacked up you could see it coming from the tank, dripping onto the heat shield!
Nice eh?
Good luck with yours!
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 09:36 AM
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FYI:
My car is at the shop RIGHT NOW getting the tank replaced. The seam in the (top/bottom) middle of the tank. I thought it was a line or sender problem too, but when I had the car jacked up you could see it coming from the tank, dripping onto the heat shield!
Nice eh?
Good luck with yours!
I had it checked on saturday, turned out to be the tank too, but my lines are fkin ugly, they look very rotted, I'm shopping around now for a good used or new tank and somewhere to get it installed, thought I might do the lines too :S I don't feel too safe about my brakelines being in such bad condition >_> or gas for that matter >_>

For now as long as I keep the tank below 1/3-1/2 I don't leak so meh

Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 09:57 AM
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Don't get a used one. Get a new one. I got a steal on mine for $125, shop around. Imagine getting a used one from a wrecker, installing it, and in a month that one leaks.... Crappy!

Don't go to Canadian Tire for installation! :P
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 12:18 PM
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If your brake lines don't have a leak why bother replacing them? And if you are so set on replacing them then use regular brake line that your mechanic will have at the shop.
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I would bother replacing them if I noticed they were rotten, its under a bit of pressure when you brake so therefore the brake fluid would just pour out. no brakes= scary drive
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 02:01 PM
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I used to drive a Subaru and I was on the 401 and I felt the brakes turn to mush. I open the door and look under the car and sure enough the brake lines were pouring out. I still had brakes, but they were nowhere near strong enough to make an emergency stop if I needed to. I got off the highway and just took it easy back to work (I worked at a shop). The replaced the rotted lines with hi-pressure rubber hose. I know that rubber is only a temporary fix, but it worked for a few months until a dumb cop pulled out of a driveway infront of me and I nailed his @$$. LOL Subaru was a write off.
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Originally posted by Kingjames1983
I would bother replacing them if I noticed they were rotten, its under a bit of pressure when you brake so therefore the brake fluid would just pour out. no brakes= scary drive

Well obviously they are no leaks, so they can't be 'rotten'. Just some surface rust. But if you want to replace all your brake lines go for it.. have fun, your mechanic will hate you lol.
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Old 03-Apr-2007, 08:46 AM
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Actually his mechanic will LOVE him! Straight time to custom fab the lines?!?! LOL The mechanic will be like
Have fun! :P

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Well obviously they are no leaks, so they can't be 'rotten'. Just some surface rust. But if you want to replace all your brake lines go for it.. have fun, your mechanic will hate you lol.
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yeah but its a messy job especially if you had your car under coated!
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Actually his mechanic will LOVE him! Straight time to custom fab the lines?!?! LOL The mechanic will be like
Have fun! :P

right..
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