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aldersonfilm 02-04-2013 06:53 PM

Stupid fuel quick disconnect!!!
 
I've had it with this stupid fuel line quick disconnect thing! This stupid thing is horribly designed. It was leaking where the line attaches to the fuel rail, so I pulled it off and ordered a new plastic connecter and two o-rings on a plug cause no one has them in stock. Of course, the o-rings were too big, so I had to go get new ones. But now the plastic connector is stuck on the fuel rail and if I slip the fuel line onto it, it won't click into place. Oh and an o-ring has disappeared down the fuel line...

Is there an easier way to do this???

CCKen 02-04-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by aldersonfilm (Post 14908250)
I've had it with this stupid fuel line quick disconnect thing! This stupid thing is horribly designed. It was leaking where the line attaches to the fuel rail, so I pulled it off and ordered a new plastic connecter and two o-rings on a plug cause no one has them in stock. Of course, the o-rings were too big, so I had to go get new ones. But now the plastic connector is stuck on the fuel rail and if I slip the fuel line onto it, it won't click into place. Oh and an o-ring has disappeared down the fuel line...
Is there an easier way to do this???

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Sorry, they made me do it.

cruiser54 02-05-2013 06:13 AM

Go to Napa and get a CRB-212305 fuel line repair kit.

Funny, Ken! LOL.

DougE 02-05-2013 09:12 AM

Harbor Freight has a neat little kit for dealing with these spring disconnects. item#38732.

4jeepers 02-05-2013 09:18 AM

The couple of times I did this repair I used some grease on the connector. the plastic piece clicks right on easily.

aldersonfilm 02-08-2013 03:34 PM

Well I finally got the parts and o-rings and fit it all together with some petroleum jelly to lube and seal it and it's STILL leaking, exactly the way it was before I fixed it. What do I do?? Just chop off the metal fitting and clamp the bare tube to the fuel rail??

MJR 02-08-2013 03:37 PM

I've never had a problem with them in all my years. You sure the line itself or the rail isn't actually leaking? Do you have a photo?

cruiser54 02-08-2013 04:51 PM

O-ring, spacer, O-ring.

aldersonfilm 02-08-2013 06:47 PM

Everything is brand new, lubed and installed correctly. I have a new theory. I think the leak might be coming from the metal fitting on the fuel hose itself, just before the quick disconnect. Someone else had this issue, but I don't know how to fix that. I assume I need a whole new hose section with fittings pre-installed, but I don't know how to detach the other end of the hose that attaches to the fuel line, and I don't know where to look for said hose... Anybody got any ideas? I was just gonna JB weld around the fitting and see if the leak stops.

MJR 02-08-2013 07:55 PM

I think the other end is crimped on but there should be repair kits available. Something like this, cut off the old one, use fuel injection hose, and fuel injection clamps.

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/pub...fsJYwN8=s220-c


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