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Fuel Line crimp?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JohnnyFresno, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. JohnnyFresno

    JohnnyFresno 1/2 ton status

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    I notcied the other day that my fuel line going into the carb is crimped right before the filter and the nut to the first nut to the filter is stripped. I was wondering if the crimpage is normal, and where can I find a replacement line from pump to carb?

    Thanks
     
  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Can you take a pic of it?
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Can probably get the line from GM still, and the crimp is not normal, usually its from someone trying to loosen the nut, but the line being frozen to the nut, and so the line twists as the nut is being loosened.

    In the future, to somewhat prevent that, the line can be disconnected from the fuel pump first, so the nut on the carb end can be loosened and the line can move a bit, then usually you can break the bond of the nut to the fuel line, without twisting the line.

    Use tubing wrenches as well, to prevent stripped out flats on nuts.
     

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