fuel line in to fuel filter leaking

scottsdalerrc

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some background: i've just finished running new fuel lines as mine had rusted out.
new hard line run and spliced in using all brass compression fittings w/o issue.

i went with barbed end compression fitting to allow for rubber line in/out the fuel filter for future ease of replacement. the end i placed on the filter is a screw in nipple/barb end for 5/16" rubber line but none of the clamps i've used are working-fuel continues to spew out at the fitting into the filter.

I'm considering a switch to nylon line but wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts or input as to what i may try. I've used screw type clamps, pinch clamps and squeeze spring clamps to no avail.

is there another option i should be looking at that will allow some flex around the filter for servicing?

thx,
BB
 

scottsdalerrc

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ill agree, that kit is nice but the price is completely unreasonable. i've run new lines nearly end to end and replace fittings and fuel filter and i'm still under $80.

Though these style fittings into the filter are something i've probably going to need to look at making myself.


oh, sorry. Its a '95 DI
 

AfiRover

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So why not just use -AN fittings and a proper filter issue solved. While saving $ is always important you sir have a truck with a fuel leak now .
 

scottsdalerrc

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well i was trying to upload a pic but from work its not happening-my buddy/neighbor works in an industrial shop and fab'd up some lines that mate directly to the fuel filter, eliminating the adapter i was using. i guess the fittings are for hydraulic applications and are very nice. look very similar to OEM.

hope to get them in this eve. cant beat free.
 

scottsdalerrc

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well the line made by my neighbor are fantastic-everything buttoned up (besides the tank cradle) and running well.

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