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 Post subject: Joining fuel line
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:08 am 
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I have a 3/8 steel fuel line that I have shortened and was trying to put brass olive connectors on without success. Can I just put the hose over the line and use a hose clamp to join it given its the supply line from the fuel pump and needs to handle at least 4Bar? Any other options?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 am 
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olives wont seal... They're for copper pipe and such...

It needs some sort of double flare joiner (Maybe a brake place would have these)? And you'll need to double flare the end of the pipe which means the use of a special tool and you'll probably have to pull the pipe out depending on how well you can hang onto the tool...

Other option is to at least get a single flare on it and use your hose clamp over proper fuel (not heater) hose then... You'd want some sort of risen edge to stop the hose sliding off...

I have a brass barbed tee in my fuel hose which runs up to a connector so I can easily check my fuel pressure (and hence the health of my regulator) and used quality stainless hose clamps on it and it works fine...

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:42 am 
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TimmyA wrote:
You'd want some sort of risen edge to stop the hose sliding off...
Yeah, +1 to that.
4 bar = 400 kpa = roughly 60 PSI ???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Thanks guys, I had priced a double flare tool and that when I went and got the Olive seals.
Might do a single flare and use proper flare joints.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Ripped the steel lines out and purchased some anodised aluminium ones from Ebay.
Got the correct adapters from the same mob, all for an arm and a leg. At least now I can run them down the other side of the MAV where they now belong. Thanks for your help on this guys.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 am 
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I'm too late. But you can get a fitting from Russell that attaches to the tube and has a male AN fitting. This is what I used for my fuel system.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Joining fuel line
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:49 am 
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Have not installed the lines as yet but the fittings I have are brass olive to a hose barb.

 

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