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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm wrong, not fixed by a NEW fuel hose. I connected a new hose, ran the engine 10 minutes, no visible leaks. Began to carefully move the fuel tank upward towards its proper position to bolt in. Before I could get the tank fully up, I noticed that the fuel pump outlet connector area looked damp. Wiped my finger across the area, finger was wet with fuel. So there must be an unseen crack at that fuel pump hose fitting that leaks with any slight stress on the fitting. The fittings are integral to the fuel pump, I see no choice now but to order a new fuel pump.

Best deal on an exact fit fuel pump was at Autozone, brand = Spectra part# D5129M, $221.99 -10% coupon + tax, free ship to home. Ordered today, & I’ll update again with the new fuel pump.
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See the photos in this post by jsenka for the typical spot where the break occurs:


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Ultimately, problem solved with a new fuel pump from Autozone. Spectra Premium Fuel Pump, Part Number: D5129M, $221.99 (-10% discount). Installed it, idled it 30 minutes & no fuel leaks. I buttoned everything up & it's ready for the road again. Of course, need to schedule the recall job. Still haven't had the close-up look I'm planning to try to see & understand exactly why the old fuel pump leaked at the output fitting. I'll try to follow-up with those observations next update.
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