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Fuel bar leak

I just replaced my head gasket and assorted gaskets.

After getting my car put back together and a start up, my fuel lead into the fuel bar was leaking heavily.

I do not remember there being any o-rings or gasket on either end (lead or return).

I found an o-ring that fit and put it on the intake end.

On start-up the lead was fine but the fuel return was spraying gas.

I cannot for the life of see what happened or what I may have over looked.


Any ideas?

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Check both lines to be bolted in right, also some have o-rings some don't if you found one and worked for one line then you are missing one for the other line

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