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MJS69 05-12-2012 11:09 PM

Any idea on what this thing is?
 
Hi all...

Any ideas on what this thing might be? It was installed inline on the fuel line of the truck I'm helping my neighbor install a new engine in. It's a 1990 Chevy 1500 4x4, 5.7L, with TBI. I have absolutely no idea what this thing is. It isn't completely hollow, it's got a piece of metal inside of it that freely slides back and forth, but it isn't a check valve of any sort I don't think, I can easily see daylight through it. I'm guessing it was somebody's attempt to splice the line together, but the fact that it has that metal piece inside of it has me concerned....any guesses?

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...2131969/JS.jpg

FmrStrtracer 05-12-2012 11:13 PM

Agree that it looks like someones attempt at splicing a broken fuel line. Never saw anything like that on any factory GMC that I worked on from 88-94.
Pull one of the ends off, or cut the hose, to see what the inside piece looks like.

S10 Racer 05-12-2012 11:14 PM

Maybe an inline fuel filter gone wrong.

MJS69 05-12-2012 11:18 PM

it's all one long piece under the hose, with a piece of metal that slides back and forth inside. I'd have to destroy it to set the piece inside out of it, and I don't want to do that on the off chance that this weird thing is something that actually belongs in the fuel line....

That's what bugs me...why on earth would somebody use something like that that wasn't completely hollow to attemp to make a splice?

S10 Racer 05-12-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MJS69
it's all one long piece under the hose, with a piece of metal that slides back and forth inside. I'd have to destroy it to set the piece inside out of it, and I don't want to do that on the off chance that this weird thing is something that actually belongs in the fuel line....

That's what bugs me...why on earth would somebody use something like that that wasn't completely hollow to attemp to make a splice?

Redneck Repair? :mwink:

JeffB 05-13-2012 01:38 AM

It's one of those goofy fuel savers that is supposed to ionize the fuel to improve mileage,I have one in my tool box like it the company that made those went MIA years ago.

MJS69 05-13-2012 01:59 AM

Ok, that makes sense....in the trash can it goes! Thanks!

JeffB 05-13-2012 02:15 PM

OH NO!! :nono: You won't get be getting 50 more horsepower and 30 miles to the gallon any more! :rolleyes: :D

cobalt327 05-13-2012 06:15 PM

Some were magnets- you might see if you can pick up a paper clip w/it- that'll be the most use you'll get from it though! lol


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