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Unread 12-04-2010, 04:35 AM   #31
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fuel tank

I'm getting ready to pull my fuel tank for some frame repairs. Since the lines at the top of the tank will be removed once it's lowered, is it still necessary to ?

"I removed the fuel delivery & return lines from the hard lines located at the crossmember above the rear axle, on the driver's side. The tank vent line is also attached here as well."

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Unread 12-04-2010, 12:26 PM   #32
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You get a bit more "play" that way with being able to lower the tank assembly. Honestly speaking, just mark them with tape (so you don't get them switched) and CUT them. This is the time to replace your soft lines with new high pressure fuel line. You can get this at most parts stores, comes on a reel, and they sell it by the foot. You need to make sure you specifically get the high pressure line for fuel injected systems.

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Unread 12-05-2010, 05:52 AM   #33
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Thanks for the response and welcome!
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Unread 12-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #34
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I'm also dropping the tank to replace the soft lines this weekend (they were so dry rotten that they started leaking fuel).

Edit: These are what I found after doing the job.

Vent --> T fitting = 1/4" (2 feet)
T fitting --> Hard line = 3/16" (2 feet)
Fuel delivery = Tank side: 3/8" Hardline side: 5/16" (2 feet)
return hoses = 5/16" (2 feet)

Could someone please confirm this or correct me, please?




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The fuel line that I replaced was the rubber line, about 10 inches long, with a plastic connector at each end. One end snaps onto the fuel filter assy on the module package in the tank, the other end snaps onto a connector on the fuel line to the front. I believe that one problem that I had was that I did not FULLY snap one end of this connector COMPLETELY onto the mating fuel line, possibly resulting in a slow leak under the pressure of the fuel pump.
So, problem solved and I don't have to take the tank down again.
Hope this was a help to you.
Also, isn't the TJ fittings different than our YJs? I think you guys have duck bill clips, so that wouldn't have the person asking the sizes.
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #35
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The lengths you have listed should be enough.

On mine the supply line is 3/8" and return line is 5/16.

Also.. specific to what I found, the sender/pump plate gasket is leaking and since I want to do the 20gal mod I'll be replacing the top gasket and grommets.
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:13 AM   #36
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Thanks! Wow, gatta love 4 different hose sizes in such a small area, ha ha.
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I could only find 1/4 line at Kragen or Pep Boys. It was the only one rated at 50 PSI. Had one helluva time getting them on, they barely fit with enough room to attach the hose clamps to the hard lines. Ugh.

Is anyone replacing or using the rubber cover that holds the lines as they run throught the body work, just above the hard lines. I may have a bend in the metal (can't tell) but once I took out the old lines, I could not get new lines through there. I got one line in, then nothing else. They fit side to side, but the surround, with the hoses, will not fit when pushing it in from the back to the front. I had to take out the rubber surround to get them back through.

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Unread 12-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #38
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The 1/4, 3/16" vent lines don't need to be pressure rated IMHO.

I haven't pulled my line out of that rubber block yet.. and that's why, didn't think I could get them back through.
Thought the body settled and tried jacking up right beside the rubber block.. didn't budge!

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Yeah, I forget who said it, but the supply line definitely is 3/8 on the tank side and 5/16 on the hard line side. Trying to use 5/16 to fit on both ends did *not* work, even with a heat gun, lithium grease, and excessive amounts of effort and trying to make an adaptor.

Eventually just ended up using 3/8 for the line and using a lot of overlap and multiple hose clamps on the hard line (the slotted kind, not the FI type that catch on themselves) and that stopped any leaks.

In terms of the rubber block, we had issues with that as well. For the vent line, I just left it and replaced the hose going to the T. The other lines just took a lot of white lithium grease and consistent pressure to get it through. When we removed the 5/16 line and replaced it with the 3/8, though, I just avoided the rubber squeezing all together and just ran it through the hole in the crossmember right next to it.

....man, this whole job was a PITA, though.
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In addition to the above (and I will try lithium grease next time) make sure you have lots of slack on the front side (engine side) of that damn dividing hole. My lines are stretched tight due to that $#@%ing hole, and that rubber block.

I will probably have to drop it again just to re-work that part.....and then find the original engineer for this section of the vehicle and put massive amounts of exlax in his bean burrito for not making it easier to get in there, or get the tank out.
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Great thread - can you guys fix the photos when you get a chance?
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Jeep forum should host all your pics since your soo helpful to all of us.
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