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post #1 of 14 Old 01-08-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bent fuel line between filter and carb

Anyone know where to pick up a replacement, or rig up a new one? The people at Auto Zone and Napa have been pretty clueless so far, and I can't find any replacements online.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-08-2014, 02:19 PM
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Do you still have the stock set up with the filter next to the valve cover, right by the carb?

It's just a barb type fitting, isn't it?

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I switched to an electric pump years ago and don't remember what it looks like. But does this look right?

http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/31301

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It is just a flare fitting. Get a piece of 1/4 inch ID tubing and a flare nut. Cut to fit, put a flare on the tubing, install. Check for leaks

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I switched to an electric pump years ago and don't remember what it looks like. But does this look right?

http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/31301
The smaller one in there does look like what I need, thanks!

I've never used a flaring tool, so not sure how comfortable I'd be trying to fashion my own.

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The smaller one in there does look like what I need, thanks! I've never used a flaring tool, so not sure how comfortable I'd be trying to fashion my own.
If you bring the tube into any auto repair shop, such as Midas, they will flare it for you. They did my brakes for free. They leaked, but they were free. I ended up fixing them myself. But it could work out for you.

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Thanks guys, I ended up trying to fashion my own last night with a length of tube that already had a flare and flare nut on it, and the place loaned me a tube bender and flare tool. The flare tool ended up being easy enough(seemed to anyway, I never hooked it up to see if there leaks), but the bender tool was a real POS and I ended up crimping and breaking the tube, so I'm going to give it another shot tonight going really slowly with the bending.

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Sliding a coil spring over the tubing will keep it from kinking on you. Just find a spring that fits nicely on the tube.

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Sliding a coil spring over the tubing will keep it from kinking on you. Just find a spring that fits nicely on the tube.
Not the metal tube it won't. Nvm I see what you mean. Would have to be a strong spring no? What about a small amount of heat? Small plumbing torch should do it.

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Can't you use fuel hose?

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Can't you use fuel hose?
not on this particular job. It's a threaded fitting he has to connect to. It seals just the same as your brake lines do.

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not on this particular job. It's a threaded fitting he has to connect to. It seals just the same as your brake lines do.
Put a stub piece in and attach rubber hose to it and to the filter

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Don't have to convince me, if I was looking at it, I'd do the easiest way that was available to me.

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Not sure why I didn't think of that earlier, but that definitely sounds like the easiest route. That being said I think I got one made last night that will work, if not I'll go the stub route with rubber hose.

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