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Aluminium fuel line.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dodgetruck91, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. dodgetruck91

    dodgetruck91 Registered Member

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    Hey, just looking to see id anyone hahs used that aluminium fuel line that jegs sells? it comes in a 25' coil and i want to run it in my truck.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I know people run it, but from what I've seen, it's not a good idea.

    Aluminum will fatigue pretty easily. Besides that, anywhere it touches metal (frame, clamps, etc) it will corrode, which will weaken it.

    I believe your local autoparts stores should carry steel line that is hand bendable.
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I ran the 1/2" aluminum stuff (got it from either Jegs or Summit) for about 5 years with no issues. It's easy to shape and flare. The biggest surprise you'll need to prepare for it the cost of fittings. The fittings average $3~$4 each and it will take 2 or 3 pieces to make one junction so it gets expensive quick. I had feed and return lines on my truck so I easily had $150 in fittings only.

    I later found out that the aluminum tubing sold at refrigeration supply stores is basically the same stuff, cheaper.
     
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    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    I bought my alum. fuel line for a $1 a foot. I never had a problem with it. I used rubber lined metal clamps to secure it to the frame every 4-5' and never a problem. Instead of fittings, I just hooked everything up with high pressure rubber hose and clamps.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I used rubber lined metal clamps to secure it to the frame every 4-5' and never a problem.

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    Same here. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. beater74

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    i used it to plum my entire truck when i went to TPI. it was awsome to work with and i would recomend it. but it did use compression fittings and AN fittings on my entire system, it's a little pricey, okay alot pricey but it is real trick
     

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