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Ok, I have searched a few different times and not found much in the way of a "how to" on replacing rubber fuel lines. Maybe it's just that newb of a question, but I need to know how to safely replace my old lines and what to replace them with (and how many feet to order). I need to replace ALL of them. Also I need to get rid of the return line, it has no use and is just sitting disconnected. Please, have mercy and use layman's terms. I'm not stupid, just inexperienced.

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its pretty basic. same principle as replacing a radiator hose. remove the clamp, pull off the rubber hose, sum times it makes a seal and is hard to remove. if u can fit a pair of pliers in there snuggly grab the rubber and rotate it to break it loose. remember to put hose clamps on the new hose before u hook it up.

as far as how much in length to order just eye-ball it. local hardware store will most likely carry what u want. they sell by the foot so get a few ft.

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for clarity, I read in another thread about the plastic fuel line that runs from the tank through the passenger compartment, and is self sealing in a fire. I don't need to do this job, but it should be worth noting that this is a good idea, and if you're replacing that line getting the right self sealing plastic line would be critical. Is there a source for that, other than OEM?

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its pretty basic. same principle as replacing a radiator hose. remove the clamp, pull off the rubber hose, sum times it makes a seal and is hard to remove. if u can fit a pair of pliers in there snuggly grab the rubber and rotate it to break it loose. remember to put hose clamps on the new hose before u hook it up.

as far as how much in length to order just eye-ball it. local hardware store will most likely carry what u want. they sell by the foot so get a few ft.

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easy. use 8mm or commonly available 5/16in line. any parts store has it.

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for clarity, I read in another thread about the plastic fuel line that runs from the tank through the passenger compartment, and is self sealing in a fire. I don't need to do this job, but it should be worth noting that this is a good idea, and if you're replacing that line getting the right self sealing plastic line would be critical. Is there a source for that, other than OEM?

Got mine from Blunt. If yours springs a leak, the result could range from a interrupted trip to a '02 flambe. Unless it's been replaced,yours is at least 35 years old.

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Got mine from Blunt. If yours springs a leak, the result could range from a interrupted trip to a '02 flambe. Unless it's been replaced,yours is at least 35 years old.

exactly. Just wanted to make sure a newbie, myself included, didn't throw any old rubber line in there to replace the plastic. Nobody needs an 02 BBQ.

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that runs through your passenger compartment. The plastic line is self sealing (I found out the hard way during some rocker panel welding--I wasn't doing it!) and is sturdy stuff.

Some people use the metal return line that runs under the car as their fuel line--main drawback is that it will eventually rust (if it already hasn't) and break, either stranding you or starting a fire when it pees all over your hot exhaust on the highway.

Gasoline is scary stuff...be overly cautious with it!

cheers

mike

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that runs through your passenger compartment. The plastic line is self sealing (I found out the hard way during some rocker panel welding--I wasn't doing it!) and is sturdy stuff.

Some people use the metal return line that runs under the car as their fuel line--main drawback is that it will eventually rust (if it already hasn't) and break, either stranding you or starting a fire when it pees all over your hot exhaust on the highway.

Gasoline is scary stuff...be overly cautious with it!

cheers

mike

Yes, that is why I am asking you guys! Not something I want to be able to say "ask me how I know" about.

And I would also like to know what needs to be removed to access all the lines same as the guy above me ^^^

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