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Car died on me on the way to work and this is what I found today when I got home



Anyone know the line sizes, are these just fuel and is a compression fitting a acceptable fix? I drive 22miles round trip is it ok to drive til get some time (Thursday)?
 

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There is no pic showing so I don't know what you found!
 

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The three line on the passengers side between the fuel filter and tank
 

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The fuel, return, and evap lines.

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im confused.
I have been confused with the last two responses, Nick; the OP asked about the line size and a compression fitting (and if it was ok to drive home with this fix), so I don't understand this whole thread..... :tongue:

All I said was I couldn't see the pic!
 

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The pic is of the three lines - fuel, return, and evap. His are rusted.

The page he's linked to is very, VERY slow loading - slow enough TCCoA's servers give up on it. But if you open the image in another tab, in five minutes or so, it comes up.

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Rust isn't the issue, they are crushed.

If I measured right 2 of the lines are 5/16 and one is 1/4 right? Currently I'm planning on doing a flare fitting on to the factory line but are compression fitting ok to use?
 

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Rust isn't the issue, they are crushed.

If I measured right 2 of the lines are 5/16 and one is 1/4 right? Currently I'm planning on doing a flare fitting on to the factory line but are compression fitting ok to use?
If you can get it to seal, yes, it will be fine. If you've used compression fittings before, you know they have to be tight, but not too tight or they will definitely leak.

I've got a compression fitting on one of my tranny lines on the Bird right now and it has MUCH more pressure than a fuel line.
 

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I have compression on my tranny lines too, didn't realize they have more pressure than fuel.
 

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I have compression on my tranny lines too, didn't realize they have more pressure than fuel.
At idle, transmission fluid pressure runs 20-50 psi, during use, over 100 psi is common.

Fuel pressure is around 40 psi.
 

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2 of mine were crushed years ago and I replaced mine with fuel hose and hose clamps. To this day I havent had an issue with them.
 

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2 of mine were crushed years ago and I replaced mine with fuel hose and hose clamps. To this day I havent had an issue with them.
I've patched broken tranny lines with fuel line and 4 clamps in the past, too. I've only had an issue one time where the hose expanded like a balloon and exploded under the pressure. :eek:
 
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