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Old April 28th, 2019, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hello all. I'm trying to get my old Ford ranger back on the road. It had a fuel line that was leaking. I have checked ever junkyard that I know of for the part and i can't find a new one anywhere. So I would like to use a compression x barb fitting with a little bit of fuel injection hose to fix it. Is it safe . Thank you
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I though about making new lines out of nylon line but I don't know how I would keep them from rubbing on the the frame rail.
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I though about making new lines out of nylon line but I don't know how I would keep them from rubbing on the the frame rail.
P clamps?

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Not sure what a p clamp is these have a nut and feral you tighten down
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My bad, thought you were talking about making all new line out of nylon not just wrapping the bad spot with it. The new line idea would be my go to. You don't want to screw around with fuel leaks. P clamps can be used to mount the new line to the frame rail or body once ran. The make them in all different sizes.

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Thank you I didn't even think of those clamps to hold it down. I do have one more dumb question. I have the correct fittings and even had some of the nylon line. How dose it hold up to heat. This line comes off the frame heads toward the engine bay
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Also what's the easiest way to post pics
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Tapatalk in my opinion. Worth paying for if you use forums frequently.

The nylon line handles heat pretty well, just don't lay it on the exhaust manifold and you'll be all set.

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Ok great. One more dumb question what is the trick to using that nylon. I tried but couldn't get it on. Also do you put clamps to hold it on once I get it there and once again thank you for the help
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Ok great. One more dumb question what is the trick to using that nylon. I tried but couldn't get it on. Also do you put clamps to hold it on once I get it there and once again thank you for the help
Check out YouTube. There's some videos on there. Are you using AN fittings?

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No AN. The lines run from the filter to the spring disconnect things Ford us5
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