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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by Aceshigh, Aug 9, 2011.
This barb looks a lot like that barb. I wonder .....
Ace... the text/pics you posted mention and "alternative" if you don't have a tubing clamp.
What is it?
If it's not in the link I posted where I got the info from, I dunno.
You can rent brake flaring kits from just about any tool parts store.
Hell these are OEM type fittings and lines on GM, Ford, Chrysler , etc
If it's dangerous, then all new vehicles for the past decade are dangerous.
No idea how I'd pressure test it outside of the car.
That joint looks like crap compared to the joint made with the correct tool. It looks almost like on side of the line stretchered more. In the clamp there is far too much of the line exposed and unsupported compared to the correct tool. That's why the finished product isn't as neat and lacks the conformity at the joint compared to using the right tool. I wouldn't trust it. I found the Dorman kit on eBay for around $100 a couple of years back. Well worth the money to have it done right IMO. Fuel leaks at 65 PSI is an extreme fire risk.
Well here's a factory fitting to compare.
I see where he went wrong in that one pressure fit.
He allowed the top of the clamp too low into the caulk gun and it tilted.
Pic #4 shows where it should have stayed.
Pic #6 shows where he let it lower and it tilted.
You'll spend that much on a pair of jeans, go ahead and buy the tool to do the job right and make an old pair last a little longer
That contraption you posted about cannot hold the fitting or line correctly to get a solid joint every time like the Dorman tool.
Jeans I get more then a one time usage out of em.
I'm going to try this, and if it doesn't work I'll buy the tool.
If it doesn't seat right, I lose $.10 in fuel hose to try again.
I just left Advanced and they couldn't get the tool Dorman 800-301.
No stock from Dorman.
Just annoys me everytime I need to do something I have to spend $100 on
this tool, $100 on that tool, $200 on that tool, etc. I have so many tool sets
I'm shocked I'm not in the trade.
You got to pay to play. Imo it looks poor. Don't be pennywise and pound foolish on the fuel system. You could always sell the tool when you are done.
Try rock auto for the tool.
I just bought the kit off Advanced for $190 - $50 with free shipping so $140. Coupon code VISA.
My wallet bleeds again. Just an extra $50 over what I spendt and I get all the extras.......might as well.
Right on BTW in my world a $140 tool seems cheap.