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Fuel Line Quick Disconnect Question

I am aware of the issues concerning the OEM quick disconnects. I replaced the plastic OEMs with metal quick disconnects and replaced all crimp connectors on my last three BMWs. Recently I acquired a 2003 K1200GT (31K) which has the OEM quick disconnects. The new metal quick disconnects are here on my workbench. However, I will not have time to put then on until January, 12 because I will be out of town. The possibility of a leak while I'm away concerns me.
My question: How much fuel will escape if one of the quick disconnects were to spring a leak while I'm away? My reasoning suggests that it would only leak until the pressure in the lines is exhausted which would be a minimal amount of fuel and not a major safety concern.

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Re: Fuel Line Quick Disconnect Question

You usually break them when they are disconnected and reconnected or possibly due to engine vibration, neither of which will be happening while you're away I hope. Just sitting there if they're not leaking now I wouldn't be concerned.

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