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This is my first post: I have read through some post on J-B weld and I have a question. I am a novice not a hot-rodder but I needed help:

I have a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country van: Wife drives it mostly but today I drove and and smelled gas. Tracked down the smell and it is leaking at the fuel rail where their is a fitting to a u-turn in pipe to back injectors. Manual says the fuel rail in all one piece and so does dealer. Part only availible at dealer $180 yikes !!!
Could i put some J-B WELD putty on there and take care of this. If so do I need to make sure it is clean of all fuel before applying? Because it is still leaking fuel because of the pressure.

Thanks for any advice.
Anthony
 

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For a temporary fix, until you scrape up the bux for the new parts.

You really want to trust your wife's life to $2.00 worth of maybe-fix-it?

Leaking fuel is a big deal, especially on the engine, where it could ignite.

I am the world's biggest rigger. I will jerry-rig almost anything. BUT There are certain things I won't. Brakes are one, and fuel is another.

J-B makes great prducts, but it wouldn't be worth the risk, if it was my family's safety.

You might check out a few salvage yards. Recycled parts are a great asset, and will save you some bux, too.
 

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That is a large chunk of change at Christmas time.But a fuel leak deserves to be fixed correctley.You might be able to J-B weld it,but that is not the wisest path.That needs to be replaced.You may get lucky and find that rail at a boneyard for quite a bit less.Check your local Trader and see if anyone is parting one out.Those vans are in ours all over the place.Good Luck,-Rcastle-
 
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