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What are your thoughts on nylon fuel line

Uncle Gump

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They have a few things... but not what I'm looking for. They have kits with a new connector with 18 inches of line pressed on and a brass compression union in a kit several different ways and just a couple other popular do dads.

I'm really trying to do it clean... only union's will be where I tie into what I left for the old system.
 


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I thought about doing nylon lines but there’s almost zero local availability for nylon stuff or -AN. Back when I priced the kit for the Dorman stuff it was a couple hundred for the kit. And it was the hairpin clips and crap. So when I needed to do something, I ended up going -AN. Part of that was influenced by the fact that I can plumb nearly anything with -AN, but the nylon is only good for fuel. I went with the PTFE braided line, kinda similar to nylon but with a braided sleeve over it essentially. Figured for long runs I’d use aluminum or stainless line. Heck, my 92 was missing a section of factory line from the tank to the filter and a previous owner put rubber line in that had pinholes all through it. I bent up some 3/8” aluminum, bulbed the ends and put rubber fuel injection hose to make the connections, needed to do something fast and cheap and that was what was on hand. Worked great.
 

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Ok, the nylon fuel lines are fine IF they never need to be spliced. I inherited my Dad's 2002 Ranger and someone had butchered the fuel lines. I found it to be a real pain splicing those lines from under the truck - a very different story than splicing out on a workbench. In my case, it might have been easier to have removed the fuel tank first.
 

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I bought a whole tank to engine fuel supply & vent line for the HHR a few years ago. The original steel pressure line was leaking due to having heat protection around it where it went by the exhaust system and dirt/debris had collected. Yeah, a fuel leak right by the exhaust! I never even removed the original steel line, used it as my anchor point to zip-tie the new plastic line to. Found it on fleabay, dont recall the cost, hardest part was getting the original connection apart at the tank underneath the car.
 

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