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Old 10-03-2012, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rich88
Ouch....Mine takes off directly to the left and routed up on the fenderwell and wire-tied to stuff so's not to do exactly that.

Yeah, was new to working on cars and did it in a hurry. I was literally 2 miles from the parts house when the line went, so I just tied it off and limped in.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Rich88
Leaks occur at the ferrules if not aligned & tightened just right. Applies to both copper or plastic.

when useing plastic,really nylon,you have to use the little insert(name eludes me at the moment) in the end of the tube or it will leak.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:42 PM
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I've run both copper and plastic. The only problems I've had with plastic were melting it on a header pipe (my fault for not routing/securing it better), and a plastic line my father installed circa 1986 finally cracked on me in 2007.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:04 PM
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My truck had a plastic line that cracked in 1999. I replaced it with copper and no leaks to date.
I put a couple coils on the sender side, but not the gauge side, and ran it through grommets and used brass ferrules.
Tip: don't bend too tightly and don't cut it with a tube cutter unless you stick a small nail in the tube first.
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