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Fuel lines in engine compartment leaking...

I have braided fuel lines, they are return lines, one is leaking. Can I replace them with USCG rated rubber lines or must they be braided? There appears to be a newer feed line, it is not braided. The pressure lines are obviously hard and in good shape.

On the top left, black feed line, braided blue return line. The return line is leaking.

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Remove the engine.
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The lines do not have to be braided... USCG approved fuel hose is fine. Getting braided chafe covers for the fuel lines might be a good idea though.
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After that, I would be very concerned about your exhaust elbow.
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True, that exhaust elbow doesn't look too good...
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Thanks guys, that makes repair a lot simpler. That picture was from when I first got the boat, I fixed the elbow already....



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Emkay, looking at the pic of your engine is like a ghost to me.I just yanked a renault rc30d, in the fall. Same blue paint. I,ve been workin on that blue, 2 banger for 15yrs. If I can I ,ll post a pic its eerie, like its little brother,
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