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post #1 of 14 Old 05-13-2013, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel System Tip

Ordinarily, this thread would be destined for one of the "wrenching" forums, but . . . since it applies to all generations, I'll post here.

On ADV, someone (will post attribution, when and if I locate origin) suggested placing a WASHER on the fuel tank petcock nozzle ahead of the fuel line hose.

This trick, 1) Eases the task of removing the fuel line, minimizing the twisting, stretching and pulling, the struggle to get a grip on the hose, and 2) Provides some protection from separating the press-fit fuel fittings, by offering a concentrated, unified force opportunity when removing the hose.

Oh, you didn't know the fuel fittings were press-fit? Yank on a stubborn fuel line, and . . . you'll find out!

Here's a washer shown on a fuel tank petcock (at 3:00 in the image):



Regrets if this hint is well-known and obvious to the experienced and skilled; it was not to me, and thus I share it.
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Ordinarily, this thread would be destined for one of the "wrenching" forums, but . . . since it applies to all generations, I'll post here.

On ADV, someone (will post attribution, when and if I locate origin) suggested placing a WASHER on the fuel tank petcock nozzle ahead of the fuel line hose.

This trick, 1) Eases the task of removing the fuel line, minimizing the twisting, stretching and pulling, the struggle to get a grip on the hose, and 2) Provides some protection from separating the press-fit fuel fittings, by offering a concentrated, unified force opportunity when removing the hose.

Oh, you didn't know the fuel fittings were press-fit? Yank on a stubborn fuel line, and . . . you'll find out!

Here's a washer shown on a fuel tank petcock (at 3:00 in the image):

Regrets if this hint is well-known and obvious to the experienced and skilled; it was not to me, and thus I share it.

Thanks! It's so simple, why didn't I think of it?

Good idea.

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makes sense, any specs on washer size?

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post #5 of 14 Old 05-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Great idea. I know for sure the fuel fitting is a press fit. Had mine zip tied for a while, until I tapped it out to 1/8-27 NPT. Found a 90 deg. barbed fitting, now that baby not going anywhere.
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Ordinarily, this thread would be destined for one of the "wrenching" forums, but . . . since it applies to all generations, I'll post here.

On ADV, someone (will post attribution, when and if I locate origin) suggested placing a WASHER on the fuel tank petcock nozzle ahead of the fuel line hose.

This trick, 1) Eases the task of removing the fuel line, minimizing the twisting, stretching and pulling, the struggle to get a grip on the hose, and 2) Provides some protection from separating the press-fit fuel fittings, by offering a concentrated, unified force opportunity when removing the hose.

Oh, you didn't know the fuel fittings were press-fit? Yank on a stubborn fuel line, and . . . you'll find out!

Here's a washer shown on a fuel tank petcock

Regrets if this hint is well-known and obvious to the experienced and skilled; it was not to me, and thus I share it.

It's like deja vu all over again: Geez, guys, the washer trick is pretty old.


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I don't use one or a clamp on either of my hoses on my petcock, it slides on easily and also comes off with a simple tug. Those stock spring clamps are a serious pain in the arse to expand. I use a good solid hose with good rubber and find it works well. To each their own and yes the trick is an old one....a good one all the same.

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I missed that one. That's a slick idea. So simple. I feel dumb now. Thanks y'all.




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I don't use one or a clamp on either of my hoses on my petcock, it slides on easily and also comes off with a simple tug. Those stock spring clamps are a serious pain in the arse to expand. I use a good solid hose with good rubber and find it works well. To each their own and yes the trick is an old one....a good one all the same.
X2 on this being how I do it sometimes.

I like the washer idea though.

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