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    Default Critter damage to fuel line

    So some critter decided to make a meal of some of the fuel system components on my 1989 Celebrity 2.8L. A few wires to the fuel pump and also the end of what I believe is the vapor line to the fuel sending unit.
    You can see the damage pretty well in the video:



    The wires are no biggie, but this is my first A body with nylon fuel lines, so I have no idea how that vapor line that was totally gnawed off connects to the steel line from the fuel sending unit.

    Any photos of an intact connection would be awesome.

    Thanks,

    Dan
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    Honestly I would go o a junk yard and pull a Buick century or oldsmobile ciera 94-6 fuel vapor line from the charcoal canister all the way back to the tank it's a 90degree rubber sleeve fitting . You can get creative and adapt a cooper fuel fitting and clamp that to another fuel line hose to make the connection

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    Thanks, but I really didn't want to take it that far. If it's just a rubber 90 degree I might be able to rig something up after I splice in some new 5/16" nylon line.
    Dumb question, but how important to the performance of the engine is a fully intact vapor line?

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    Just bad smell of gas and won't pass emissions . Like leaving a gas can open you can smell it just the vapor but no hinder performance

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    Older than 25 years and there's no emissions in CT.

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