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longbedGTs Offline
Senior Member
#1
Ok, I hope nobodys getting pissed at all the questions Im asking...I am in the procss of putting my 2.3 top end together with 87-88 parts...
Ive got the fuel line fittings as far into the plastic fuel lines as I can get them. See pic below: http://www.geocities.com/longbedgts/fuelfittings.JPG
You can see the left one where it has a little kinkle... I heat the line a little; twist and push the metal fitting as far as I can get it.. and same with the return line(right)
Now my question: Do those look ok to you or should I try to get the lines up farther on the barb? For the life of me, I cant get these suckers to go up any further. I used oil to lube the barb and then slip the line on...and thats the best I could get with it. ANy tips? Or are those ok?
Thanks!


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87 Ranger 2.3T 5spd
(2) 88 Ranger GT 2.9 5spd
86 Daytona Turbo Z 2.2T auto trans

[This message has been edited by longbedGTs (edited 07-28-2005).]
88 TC 5spd~money pit
88 TC 5spd~78K miles
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mikes87tc Offline
Junior Member
#2
those fittings are a real pain in the but. When I had to replace some fitting on the rear of my car due to fuel tubes rusting out I put the plastic lines in almost boiling water for tem minutes and then my and my brother-in-law was able to just get them on. In all honesty they might be ok, except for the kinked one it will be weak there and might bust or crack at that point and then you have a gas leak. Good luck.
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cougarman Offline
Member
#3
An easier way is to heat the metal fitting, then push the line on. Keeps the plastic from krinkleing, [Image: biggrin.gif]
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jeffg Offline
Senior Member
#4
get some hot tap water soak the end (Plastic)line in it for about a minute pull out of water shake real quick push on
86TC,85XR7,99 Mountaineer. Need for Speed
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jeffg Offline
Senior Member
#5
push them all the way up ,i even used a small hose clamp for extra protection
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#6
put new seals ona nd use a/c pag oil as a lubricant. also repalce the spring ring in side the other end of the fitting, you wil never have a problem disconnectign them

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1988 Turbo Coupe Gray
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Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
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89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
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longbedGTs Offline
Senior Member
#7
You guys are great! I let the line ends sit in hot water for about 10 seconds, and the lines went on like butter! No leaks either!
Thanks a million! :cheers:

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87 Ranger 2.3T 5spd
(2) 88 Ranger GT 2.9 5spd
86 Daytona Turbo Z 2.2T auto trans
88 TC 5spd~money pit
88 TC 5spd~78K miles
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