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Old 06-11-2019, 06:26 PM
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I might also suggest checking the lines that run along the driver side (LHD) of the car just below the door, with the brake lines that like to rust out over time if you don't keep them clean... May not be the filter of rear lines at all, it may be a rusted line under that plastic protection plate that is leaking and rolling backwards down the plastic tray.

That cover is "pretty easy".. to pull off and check those lines.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by EPDM View Post
This happened to me today in my 4.6is 2003. Smell of fuel and then within about 5 -10 of driving loss of power, no response to the throttle and then just dies. Just made it to a parking lot of supermarket. Fuel pouring out of the middle bottom part. Now too dark to see.
Will have it towed to a garage tomorrow...unless anyone know the diameter of the fuel line for a temporary fix to make it home or to a garage. Like 5 minutes drive or so...
Hope no one gets any smart ideas about the fuel...

It's either 1/4" or 5/16" but being 50psi I don't know that I would patch it to get it to the mechanic vs just let it be towed. That said, some good rubber fuel line and hose clamps would probably work... but as someone said above, why chance it with a fuel leak...
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:31 AM
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Agreed. Have it towed. Itís not worth the risk.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:05 PM
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Yes i had it towed to a garage. Turned out to be a hose connect right at the engine side. Had I had the IQ to lift the engine cover I would have seen it and popped ito back into place.
Thing is that the original connector was fine, when placed back it held the hose fine, so its a bit of a mystery why and how it was detached...?
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