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Fuel lines from sending unit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudfreak, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Mudfreak

    Mudfreak 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone replace the braided/hard fuel lines coming from the sending unit, leading to the fuel filter and junctions? Where did you get the replacement lines at? I'm currently in the process now and wanted some feedback. Thanks much!

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  2. 1986Blazer

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    LMC Truck has started selling preshaped steel fuel and tranny lines. Also try classictube.com

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  3. Itali83

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    If I'm correct those LMC ones are for ONLY carb trucks. I hve an 87 TBI, and ifyou have steel braided fuel lines I'm guessign you do too. and if it is true, GM is your only source, I just bought mine they were like 35 bucks a line, that is factory fit and everything. Hope this helps.
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    Replaced that line on my 88 last week. I got it from GM for like $40. I will post the part number in a little while. The box will be really long so don't be alarmed.

    Dawson
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    car stores are selling the steel line with the fuel fittings. They are about 15-20 bucks. Murrys, nappa, pepboys, are some of the ones i seen stocking them since last year.

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    Thanks everyone, looks like I'm headed to the dealer today! Mine is TBI. Should be an adventure!

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    Good thing about the one from the dealer is it is already bent for you. I installed mine in literally about 2 min. Good luck.

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    Anyone know the point of the piece of SS line on the end of the line? Why not hard line all the way?

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    the flex line is so you can drop your tank "enough" to get your hands in there to disconnect the lines. I say "enough" becuaes it still isn't enough to make it an easy job
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    I just got done replacing the lines, the dealer had them in overnight and they fit right in. The fact that I'm replacing the whole rear section of the truck( floor,bedsides and tailgate) and had already taken thes panels off made it alot easier to get to and replace. Thanks for the info. The lines cost $35 and had the stainless coated lines crimped on the ends of the hard line.

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