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Rusted gas line!? RUST!? Yes you heard it right more rust... ahhh music to my ears 🙂 Well let's have a look at this old rusty gas line and see if we can fix it! **NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAMES WHILE WATCHING THIS VIDEO PLEASE**
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50 thoughts on “How to repair a rusted out gas line”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shade Tree Mech says:

    Man! The attention to detail. Even to the point of putting the zip ties turned up and out of the way.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Wallace says:

    Can anyone help me? I have a 2008 Chevy cobalt ls 2.2l with the fluid filter located inside the fuel tank and I can not find any info about the fluid filter type, replacing it or how to I go about removing it from the fuel tank to install it outside the fuel tank like all other cars. It's driving me nuts.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George ScholzHomeBuilder says:

    If you don’t have all those tools is there is something wrong with just using a stainless steel clamp

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dallas Gibson says:

    i replaced the fuel line on my 2010 hhr but not the vapor line….i smell gas but no leaks anywhere….any idea brother ?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathaniel Young says:

    Actually just use this yesterday and never knew it even existed for techs.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars veggiepowered says:

    I'am Your Newest Subscriber Great Videos. I Have A 1994 Choptop S10 Has Sat For 12 Years I Just Ordered A Brand New Spectra GM16B Gas Tank 115.99 From Autozone Made In Qubec Found A New Carter Fuel Pump At Nampa Made in Indiana 74.49 . I'am Sure My Fuel Lines Are Clogged

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Laddermonkey says:

    So if I have some tight 90° angles, what’s the best way to bend the nylon line without creasing it?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TRUTH says:

    Eric instead of using the Quick Connect why not just use a regular hose clamp and tight down the work would have been done in many years ago why we use quick connects now instead of just a hose clamp we did in Forever years ago never was a problem

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars just my life! says:

    That doorman tool is the same thing as a wood clamp tool you can pick them up in all different sizes at lowes or Home Depot

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Haw Keye says:

    Thanks Teach!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Saul says:

    BTW, a new gun is available at Autozone for $36

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Godzilla - says:

    I dont advise doing this to your car what a nightmare

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Pasieka says:

    Chris, i have a Chinese knock off of that flare tool, it says to just unscrew the hydraulic out of the vise, feels like its damaging but I'm thinking prying with a screwdriver is not to good, curious what the manual to your tool says…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MarvTV says:

    Looks like I'm about five years too late, but your Dorman "gun" appears to be an Irwin Quick Grip clamp. Everyone and their brother is making this style ratcheting bar clamp now. Even the Freight.

    Anyway, this beats the snot out of my fix on a Vue…which was to cut the fuel line and slip hose over it with fuel injection clamps…..

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andiar Rohnds says:

    dude its not nylon all the way up because steel is much safer from being torn open from road debris or an accident. nylon would break far more often, and would be more dangerous if it were standard for millions of vehicles.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ana Beth says:

    Very nicely details work

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig says:

    I stopped watching the video when you started pulling out tools that are worth more than my truck.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Palmer says:

    Yep vibrating and rubbing hoses will rub a hole!;

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Palmer says:

    Id be cussing! 😂😂

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Palmer says:

    Them tree limb Clippers can make a clean cut easy !

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Jones says:

    Usual excellent tutorial video. Tip on steel fuel lines (and brake lines) for those who don't mind getting dirty…. liberally coat them and the whole underside of the car with Fluid Film or equivalent. First clean off heavy scale with a needle scaler then spray a hot mix of say 1 part FF with 2 parts WD40. The WD40 eventually evaporates but for application, it thins the spray and helps penetration and flow. Repeat every couple of years. Disgusting job but stops all corrosion. Got an '88 Grand Marquis and '98 Exploder with original lines and driven in the rust belt. One downside of nylon lines is the mice can nibble them…not on straight runs as here but on the tank tops where they nest. Did it on my 2006 Subaru. Bugger to repair.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Official MeechMusic says:

    What are you using to cut the line, I’ve tried everything guess I’m not getting the correct cutters

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Omdalen says:

    Hi Eric would one of those squeeze type glue clamp work to replace your nylon tool might be able use just the metal part from the glue clamp just a thought

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pine Ridge Homestead says:

    Great video! Lots of information.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Never seen the Dorman Quick connect line Tool Or kit that is sweet Don't do brake lines very often here in Az Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Benz says:

    I use pruning shears to cut the plastic lines

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pontifex Rex says:

    A cutting torch?!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    I've used weedeater strings to put inside brake and gas lines to bend them without crimping.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beardy Face says:

    Only trouble with nylon fuel line is the scroates round here snip them & steal your fuel.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David SCHWANDT says:

    I want one of those line repair tools

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars heavylead1961 says:

    you can probably make your own dorman tool out of a irwin clamp

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MAJESTIC1 says:

    if heat tape or sleeve is used can nylon be safely used near an exhaust pipe?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hans H says:

    hi Eric, i know this is an old video, but did you ever find a new "gun" for your dorman fuel line tool? looks like a "quick grip clamp" to me.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lyle recollet says:

    Damn. 40 min to repair a fuel line.. most garages where I live want to replace fuel lines at a cost of $500 including labor. I have a fuel line leak on the main fuel line. One garage wanted to charge me $900 just got the fuel line assembly.. like wtf??

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars T B says:

    One more foot towards engine there was another quick connect. Remove from there and no need to flare on vehicle. Been using that flare tool for decades and it's not cumbersome. Too many mechanics try tapping into old line instead of changing entire line. Easier, quicker, and a better fix to change the whole line.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GearHead14 says:

    Damn good mechanic !! Loved watching this well detailed fuel line job.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Monkey Wrangler says:

    Know this is an oldie EO, but the company that made the orange caulk gun style one was fmsi and they may still make it? Not sure.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Doe says:

    It's great to watch somebody that knows what they're doing and takes the time to film that so guys like me can learn from it I love doing mechanical work on a body man I was always going to be a mechanic but everybody in my family is in the body shop business so anyways what was the spray that you were spraying on that line it was more than just grease spray wasn't it and thanks again great videos!!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Wagenberg says:

    Beautiful open.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Everette Allen says:

    Another great video! This was a big help to me. I appreciate you sharing.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shawn sullivan says:

    Fire up the torches

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hill says:

    boy i wish i had those tools i had an old corolla that had all the lines underneath rusted away bending steel lines to put in those brackets was a nightmare

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sierraromeo says:

    I use brass compression fittings with inserts on the plastic ID. The crappy disconnects are mainly a production labor shortcut, and the Dorman stuff is so substandard to be dangerous. Brass compression on the nylon intank fuel pump nipples also, the plastic line is great.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Herrle says:

    Ditto to Jason’s comment . When are you moving to Waukesha Wi. ?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    The old intro… Oh no! Lol

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tinkerpertao says:

    thanks much!!! 2002 chevy avalanche got a fuel line leak just yesterday and in a dilemma whether to use metal hose or nylon hose. Please explained further like (press the white connector flange down to dis-connect… something like that; I'm spraying it with what-u-call-it-chemical-thing-rust-proofing; and etc….). i'm buying a nylon hose and those black/white connector fittings.

    I also want to thank "mrexecutive1" 4d coffee cup full of close to boiling water tip. lots to learn from reading the comments as well. thanks for all the helpful info comments too.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Mack says:

    awesome Video !!!!! for sure will subscribe , yes i definitely want that Tool kit you have , the first one you said you don't use much, you a great mechanic ! i am disabled cant do much anymore i wish you was in Joliet Illinois i would make you my go to Mechanic for sure !!!!!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars One who knows revenge says:

    Not everybody has 1000's of dollars worth of tools like you do???????????????????

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. ClutchFace says:

    Welp, Came here because i have a fuel line leak on a saab, , thinking maybe I can repair it myself… 12 minutes in, he breaks out a tool from the 1990s that probably costs $1k…

    I'm head out to the repair shop.