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white ice material ground gas line

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bayaa, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. bayaa

    bayaa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    I was checking my gas line on a five horse power briggs and stration didnt see any leaks on it. Left for thrity minutes when i came back i smelled strong oder of gas. when i looked at the gas line their was whitye ice like chips around it and gas. I leave in california and it was no where near frezzing, Does anybody know what the white like ice cheaps are.
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    you got me good on this one:confused: i have no ideas
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    I have seen it happen though I am not sure how what the reaction is that makes it do that. When you have a small leak and the fuel leaks at a certain rate is when I have seen it occurr. It does not have to be near freezing for it to happen.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    Comes from water being in fuel, doesn't have to freeze to crystalize. Just had same problem with one of my trucks.

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