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Unread 04-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Connecting rubber fuel line to factory hard fuel line???

On my project, here's my dilemma...I had to cut off the last 5 or 6 inches of steel line after fuel filter towards motor...so now I have the 3/8" rubber line coming off of fuel filter and need to "adapt" it to the seamless hard line w/o a flared end to "grab" the rubber line...

It looks like the factory hard line is 1/4"?

Where to find a 1/4" to 3/8" barbed adapter like a Push-Lock type Bite fitting? I've googled for over an hour now and can only come up with applications for water misting systems, nylon push locks, etc...

I need a good old steel adapter...any help from you guys please?

Or since it's late am I overthinking this? What have you guys done for a similar problem? Just get a 1/4" rubber fuel line and clamp the hell out of it?

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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have flaired the end of the steel tube by doing the first step of a double flair. it makes kind of a bubble on the end for the hose and clamp to grab.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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in the past (not on the YJ but same process) I went a step further than deathtrap... I put a flare fitting on the line and double flared it... then got a flare to barb fitting to attach to the rubber line
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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You can get a fitting that goes into the carb inlet nut with either an AN fitting on it or a hose barb.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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I got mine at autozone. Screwed it in top of fuel pump on my 4.2 and pushed a rubber hose on. Home depot dont have that size brass fitting
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i used rubber fuel line and 2 hose clamps to span b/n the factory steel line and the hard line i ran to the tank... been holding for 2 years so far.

stretch the rubber line over the steel line, seal it with a hose clamp, drink a beer.
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On my project, here's my dilemma...I had to cut off the last 5 or 6 inches of steel line after fuel filter towards motor...so now I have the 3/8" rubber line coming off of fuel filter and need to "adapt" it to the seamless hard line w/o a flared end to "grab" the rubber line...

It looks like the factory hard line is 1/4"?

Where to find a 1/4" to 3/8" barbed adapter like a Push-Lock type Bite fitting? I've googled for over an hour now and can only come up with applications for water misting systems, nylon push locks, etc...

I need a good old steel adapter...any help from you guys please?

Or since it's late am I overthinking this? What have you guys done for a similar problem? Just get a 1/4" rubber fuel line and clamp the hell out of it?
Make sure the hose is rated for fuel injected use.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Thanks guys

Several good responses, so thank you for helping...

This turned out to be stainless steel, so there was no way a flaring kit was ever going to put a double flare on it, so, after some thinking today here is what I came up with....

My rubber line was 3/8", that steel line was 1/4"...just too much space for a clamp to try to overcome...so, I scraped the rubber line altogether on the motor side of the filter and bought another section of 1/4" flared reg steel line and used a compression fitting to "mate" the two, on the other end searched for the fittings I needed and bought a GM screw in fuel filter...

So now, I have all steel line and fittings coming out of the fuel filter heading towards fuel rail, ALOT more safer in my book, the other end of the GM filter used a screw in barb so I can still plumb up the 3/8" rubber line coming from my fuel cell...

BTW, sorry I left this out...this is a '95 Yj with fuel injection of course

If anyone wants pics I can add them or a parts list of what this took but IMO, doing away with at least that small stretch of rubber line gives me more security...

Last edited by FiremanBrian; 04-11-2013 at 08:28 PM.. Reason: Extra info
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