How To: Nylon fuel line without $$expensive$$ tool.

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by Aceshigh, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. sbca96

    sbca96 Veteran Member

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    This barb looks a lot like that barb. I wonder .....

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    Tom
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Slick trick! :D

    Ace... the text/pics you posted mention and "alternative" if you don't have a tubing clamp.

    What is it?
     
  3. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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.
     
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  5. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well here's a factory fitting to compare.

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    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.
     
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  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  7. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL.....ya cakk.

    Jeans I get more then a one time usage out of em. :crazy:
    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.
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    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.
     
  9. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Geehhhhddammit Dave.....
    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.
     
  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Right on :) BTW in my world a $140 tool seems cheap. :confused:
     

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