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Username Post: working on a fuel line        (Topic#163332)
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06-28-07 12:46 PM - Post#1196584    

83 malibu wagon, need to swap out the fuel line, what should I do or expect? problems? trouble? advice? not yer grandmas wagon!


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06-28-07 08:49 PM - Post#1196955    
    In response to shaneCS

The fuel line routing is probably not too different from my car. On mine, it follows the frame over the rear axle, and is tucked away to keep from being heated by the exhaust. It would take a good tube bender and a lot of patience to recreate. If you can avoid redoing the entire thing from tank to pump, then maybe you should. If there is a bad section, replace just that, and maybe you can just use rubber hose (if it's not near the exhaust). Be especially careful around the catalytic converter.

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06-30-07 09:42 PM - Post#1198232    
    In response to artak

I had that happen with the brake lines on both of my cars, mostly the Bonneville which likes to lose it's brakes . That kind of stuff is a real pain if you don't have a lift. I just take them to the shop for that kind of stuff. Too much of a hassle. What the shop did that I went to was make a custom line and then tie it to the old one, or the frame with plastic ties. You can't always follow the exact same route and bolt it back to the frame the way it was.

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09-30-07 11:34 AM - Post#1264628    
    In response to Capr87Elco70

If you are a dyed-in-the wool DIYer then a double flare tool from Snap-on, a tube bender from Rigid, and a tubing manual from Swage-Lock are all premium resourses. Swage-Lock gives free classes on instrument tube bending for us techs in the biz. Swage-Lock stuff is usually stainless-steel but the math remains the same. They even offer titanium if your bag is chemicals or aerospace.

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