I was 85 miles from Deshka Landing at a friends cabin one night and walked by my 2003 Scandic SWT. I smelled gas, and on investigation found the fuel line from the filter to the fuel pump had disintigrated to the point that I just pulled it apart very easily. The line was just plain crumbly on the outside and and obviously useless.
Thank goodness I found a piece of outboard fuel line that I could use as a replacement, and safety wire to make somewhat of a "hose clamp" for both connections. The fix worked fine.
However, I am concerned about what could have caused this fuel line deterioration. Anyone have any ideas? I looked over the rest of the lines and they look ok. But cannot see inside the tank for the pickup line.
This little event could have happened at a most inopporune time!!