How-To: Remove fuel lines without a special tool | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

How-To: Remove fuel lines without a special tool

Discussion in 'How-To's' started by bill4123, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bill4123

    bill4123 FEOA Member

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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    This would be a good emergency kit tip but the whole set for fuel and A/C lines can be had for around $10 and is a whole lot easier to use.

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    bill4123 FEOA Member

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    I bought those but they didn't fit my SPI fuel lines. The red one was slightly too small, the blue one wasn't included, and the white one was slightly too big. The nice shiny metal ones at the auto parts store were way too small.
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    Or just cut the connectors off and slip a rubber hose with a clamp over the filter.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    mine were a set of 5 white plastic ones on a black plastic holder. one fit fine.

    kinda like this:

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    One thing that works too is taking a screw clamp, like this: http://www.micromatic.com/images/3/300x300/705W.jpg and cutting off the screw part so that you are left with a small open ended ring. You then just slip the open ended clamp down the fuel line to the connector and push it into the connector which will then push apart the spring inside of the connector. JoshLX gave me this idea when we worked on my car for installing an FMU and it worked like a charm, for me. Josh had a little trouble with it. lol sorry Josh...
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    Normal zip-ties that are not made as a hose clamp can easily leak because if the square corner where the tie locks. On top of that the white tie deteriorate fairly fast, better to get the UV resistant black ones and the hose clamp style too. Oh and cutting zip-ties off with dikes leave a very sharp knife edge to cut you. Better to get a cheap tool to cut them without the sharp edge.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/general-me ... 67076.html

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