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post #1 of 5 Old 12-18-2007, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Stock fuel pump question

Okay, you guys know the stock fuel pump has the metal fuel line coming up and over the valve cover at which point a rubber fuel line runs to the fuel filter and on and on. Well, in the process of doing my head swap I creased the dang thing and it leaks about six inches or so up from the fuel pump. What is the best thing to do?? Should I use pipe cutters and cut the metal fuel line before the crease and run rubber line from there? Or replace the metal line altogether? Or does it matter? Cause if it doesn't matter I'll cut the metal fuel line and replace with rubber.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-18-2007, 09:51 AM
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yes you can cut the fuel line and replace with rubber.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-18-2007, 09:55 AM
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Yes, you can cut the metal line and get a longer ruber line. Just make sure your new rubber line is made for fuel systems, and that it's not vacuum line.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-18-2007, 10:52 AM
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You could also spend $5 on a length of steel tubing at the parts store, and bend a new metal hard line exactly where you want it. You should keep your amount of rubber hose to a minimum because it deteriorates over time. A cheap tube bender should be $15-20.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-18-2007, 01:03 PM
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It does not hurt to cut the metal line and run rubber hose just make sure that it for fuel and route where it does not rub or get too hot. Yeah its something else to change but its a simple fix if you wanted to go the cheap way...

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