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Old 06-07-2010, 08:42 AM   #21
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Low pressure can't cause fuel in the vacuum hose. Only a bad seal in the FPR will do that.
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Is there any difference between the $40 Delphi and $100 Standard Motor Products FPR'*? RockAuto has identical pictures for both.
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Monday, I cut off the broken portion of the line. It was pretty badly twisted. (Pictures forthcoming whenever I find it.)

Unfortunately, there wasn't enough straight line left to attach the compression fitting, so I needed a 90° replacement line. So I ran out to Advance and picked up a pre-bent line. Now I don't have enough room to cut the vertical portion of line.

So, how do I remove the fuel lines from the black plastic clips?
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You want to FPR with the narrower nipple going into the fuel rail
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I use a trim pop tool. You probably have a screwdriver etc that would work.
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I'm not Superman, so I can't bend the line that I originally bought. So, I picked up another replacement fuel line that'* pre-bent. Unfortunately, while the package said ⅜" OD, the actual end that I have to splice is less (¼" or 5/16"?). (Here'* hoping I find the receipt.)

Went to Advance looking for right-angle ¼" (or 5/16") to ⅜" compression fittings. Not finding any, I went to Lowe'*, only to be told that the compression fittings were designed for copper pipe, which has a different softness and thickness, and to check out an auto parts store like Advance.

If I keep pulling out my hair, I'm going to be balder than my tires by the weekend. Anyone have any ideas short of towing it to a shop?

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Can you use rubber fuel line with clamps to bridge your gap for now? I had a dodge that needed fuel line repair and that worked for a minute until I got it fixed. Good luck
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I dont recommend splicing the gap with rubber fuel hose it could be dangerous.
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Perhaps. I could use a good interim fix while I mess around with these connectors.

I have to drop the fuel line to get the rest of the damaged portion out, though, and to do that, I need to get the line out of the retainers, or the retainers off the body.
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you shouldn't have to drop the fuel line can it be carefully bent down perhaps? and the connectors you are referring to are the compression fittings? I have used the kit from autozone to fix my brothers gp after the previous owner tried fixing it. They work well but bending the line is very tricky i had a hard time bending it without kinks I used something solid and round like a sled hammer head stuff was to tough to bend with a bender . to bad they don't give you enough line I ended up having to splice it twice unfortunately. Good luck
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