Re: 1990 F-250 5.8L fuel line Q
"matt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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
> one piece, meaning from front to back there are two Y connections going
> to both tanks all one piece( 2 seperate one piece lines both with Y's) i
> 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
> 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
Perhaps a hydraulic shop that is used to high pressure line work might be of