: Fuel rail/line recall

02-15-06, 06:25 PM
I remember reading and seeing pictures of cars with the fuel rail recall done. They had stainless steel pipes underneth.

Well I decided to clean up my engine alittle today, clean out the airbox, check the oil etc and upon removing the acustic cover I didn't see any stainless steel. I saw what looked to be rubber houses:

I am unaware if this recal pertains to 98' Sedan Deville northstars but since I have to take the car in for an oil change and other service I figured I would bring it up to them.

02-15-06, 06:27 PM
As far as I'm aware, it is still only covering 95-97...

02-15-06, 07:13 PM
thanks for reply! I can rest easy now w/o worrying about the engine setting a blaze :)

Just for the heck of it here's a picture I took with my camera a few weeks ago, the auto show was nearing so I decided to test my camera on my own car (well the family car....ok my dads car) first plus it looked damn good in the rain since all the Western New York road salt was masked :P


02-15-06, 08:01 PM
That looks JUST like the rail on a 1995 Manifold I have in my basement. PRE RECALL! I'd probably personally swap it myself just for peace of mind. It will all fit.

02-15-06, 08:22 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't sleep just yet. Like I said in another thread... well... lets just put up the Fight Club quote..

If a new car built by my company leaves Chicago traveling west at 60 miles per hour, and the rear differential locks up, and the car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside, does my company initiate a recall? You take the population of vehicles in the field (A) and multiply it by the probable rate of failure (B), then multiply the result by the average cost of an out-of-court settlement (C).
A times B times C equals X. This is what it will cost if we don't initiate a recall.
If X is greater than the cost of a recall, we recall the cars and no one gets hurt.
If X is less than the cost of a recall, then we don't recall.

As far as I know, all the fuel rails are made of the same material. But yet the oldest ones were recalled because of a large proportion of them springing leaks, and burning down the cars. I think it's just a matter of time before they put the 98 and 99's into the recall as well, but it will probably be a few years before enough of them burn to call attention to those model years.

02-15-06, 08:22 PM
I'll ask the dealer about it when I take it in.

02-15-06, 08:34 PM
That picture does not have SS fuel rail and Eldorado1 is correct. The recall is for '95 - '97's.