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Mtd snowthrower fuel line leak

My MTD snowthrower fuel line leaks where it is attached to the engine.It appeares to be ''pressed on'' with no threads.How do you seal this leakage? It runs fine,but leaks like a sieve.It is gravity fed,no pressure involved.

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Possibly cut a very short piece of the old fuel line off and put it back on the fitting with one of those small spring type hose clamps.

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We have an older snowblower that we just bought used. It's just been sitting in the garage and when we woke up this morning the fuel line had broke and gas was everywhere. Can we replace the line ourselves?

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    oops sorry, I posted that in the wrong spot! Sorry!

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