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Old 02-11-2006, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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1990 F-250 5.8L fuel line Q

1990 F-250 Super Duty 5.8L 5spd 2 wd

fuel line question, i broke off the small piece attached to the gas tank
because the clip was jammed and i yanked it, my fuel line appears to be all
one piece, meaning from front to back there are two Y connections going back
to both tanks all one piece( 2 seperate one piece lines both with Y's) i am
thinking these are the original lines from Ford.

Q:anyways my question is, can i attach another fixed piece line of same to
that plastic tubing and just make a connection with some sort of heat
shrinking tube?
it appears this is how it was done.
Q: also can they just be fitted and butted up against each ends and hosed
over then clamped nice and tight?

i would rather heat shrink the new fittings together and save as much of the
original lines if that is possible, would be easier.
on top of this i learned that the line had to be plugged because of
reverse flow from my rear tank. i finally magyverred up a patch to take me
home. i am doing both front and rear tanks so i will have all the lines
exposed. i will be sure not to break the other hose. sometimes the caveman
in me gets the upper hand.



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Old 02-11-2006, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 F-250 5.8L fuel line Q


"matt" <mr_mado2k2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> 1990 F-250 Super Duty 5.8L 5spd 2 wd
>
> fuel line question, i broke off the small piece attached to the gas tank
> because the clip was jammed and i yanked it, my fuel line appears to be
> all
> one piece, meaning from front to back there are two Y connections going
> back
> to both tanks all one piece( 2 seperate one piece lines both with Y's) i
> am
> thinking these are the original lines from Ford.
>
> Q:anyways my question is, can i attach another fixed piece line of same to
> that plastic tubing and just make a connection with some sort of heat
> shrinking tube?
> it appears this is how it was done.
> Q: also can they just be fitted and butted up against each ends and hosed
> over then clamped nice and tight?
>
> i would rather heat shrink the new fittings together and save as much of
> the
> original lines if that is possible, would be easier.
> on top of this i learned that the line had to be plugged because of
> reverse flow from my rear tank. i finally magyverred up a patch to take me
> home. i am doing both front and rear tanks so i will have all the lines
> exposed. i will be sure not to break the other hose. sometimes the caveman
> in me gets the upper hand.
>


These are Pressure Lines. I really don't think a home remedy is going to
work here. You will have to buy an entire replacement assembly at a
wrecking yard...
Perhaps a hydraulic shop that is used to high pressure line work might be of
some assistance?



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