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Throttle body spewin fuel! Help!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I rebuilt my throttle body today and as everyone said, it was easy. But, I am having some trouble. The fuel feed line on the back of the unit is spewing gas out of both sets of threads. First, I tried torquing both fittings down until I couldnt anymore. That just terned the spew into a squirt. So at the recomendation of a mechanic friend I wrapped the threads of both fittings with teflon tape and put it all back together and torqued the bitches down (I even used a cheater bar...I know bad idea but I was desperate) but it still drips fuel. Anyone have any more advise? I'm gonna be out of town till friday but after that I need my burb to get to school. Any help is appreciated, thx.
     
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    Shouldn't there be some O-rings in the fitting's.
    Colin
     
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    my kit came with some clear plastic washers that went in there.
     
  4. afroman006

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    Yah I put them in there too but they kept falling out and its entirely possible that the feed line one fell out while I was putting it back together. I couldn't figure out a way to keep it in there while I was trying to stick the line to the fitting, does anyone know of a trick or something I can put on it to make it stick on something while I'm assembling it? I thought about putting a dab of grease on it but I dont know if it would be safe to do that in the fuel line. Any ideas? Thx
     

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