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Old 02-12-2006, 05:40 PM
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aluminum fuel lines ?

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i am putting together a mpfi setup on a manifold. and i was thinkin it would look good to use aluminum fuel lines to connect the fuel rails, and to the regulator, and to a block that would connect to the lines going to the rear. but i have never worked with aluminum fuel line before, so i don't know how it acts. like bending it, how tight can it be bent ? how good are the fittings ? stuff like that, anything.

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Get a tubing bender, such as this; http://cgi.ebay.com/1-4-5-16-3-8-TUB...ayphotohosting, and practice on some tubing and then go for it!
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The tubing is easy to work with. I work with the fittings every day as an aircraft mechanic. As long as they're started straight they work good, last a long time. Just as it takes some practice to fit exhuast pipes or roll bars it takes some practice to the more complex pieces to look good.
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thanx guys.

i already have that bender. can i get a link to the kind of fittings need ? or are they flared just like steel lines ?
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Aluminum fuel lines can be flared just like regular plumbing lines at a 45 degree angle. Or they can be flared at a 37 degree angle for AN fittings. Also you can use standard compression fittings and not have to flare at all.

Jegs or Summit Racing will have everything you need. Look up Earls or Russell on either site.

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http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0019&langId=-1 and http://www.russellperformance.com/au...fuel_lines.htm
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I had some problems with aluminum tube cracking open. So, I went with stainless tube and compression fittings and have been very happy with it.
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I had some problems with aluminum tube cracking open. So, I went with stainless tube and compression fittings and have been very happy with it.
I would not use aluminum for a pressurized (fuel injection) system.

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