Join Date: May 2008
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fuel line replacement, what fittings do i need?
i have a 92, 2.8l 5spd s10 and the fuel pump crapped out the other day, i replaced it with a Syclone fuel pump cause why not have 300lph for a stock 2.8l right. dropped it in, attached the hoses and primed it then of course, pin hole leak on the steel feed line just inside the frame by the tank.
so looking around for a replacement fuel line( the line that runs from the sending unit feed line to the fuel filter) i came up empty handed. the auto parts stores i tried said they do not sell direct fuel lines for anything just the make your own, and they were a dealer only item.
now im not opposed to spending the money for a line from the dealer if i need it but i'd rather not. also i fear that the act of removing and replacing the rusted line from the frame could disturb the other rusty lines down there and i end up with another leak.
therefore i was thinking it would be easier to just run a braided fuel line from the tank to the fuel filter, and leave the other lines undisturbed. now i've never used braided lines before so i'm trying to figure out the fittings and everything and i'm not having much luck.
i need to know what fitting i will need to attach to the feed line at the sending unit, is this 3/8" NPT? or is this metric? next up would be the line itself which i figured 6an would be a good size i figure i need about 6 ft of it, do i need to look for anything in particular for fuel line like inner coatings and stuff? finally i will need an adapter to attach to the inlet of the fuel filter, which i again guess is a 3/8" NPT.
anybody who has done this before please let me know, i only want to order fittings once, so if there is a write up or something on this somewhere it would be much appreciated.