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Old 04-01-2011, 09:02 PM
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Thanks to everyone.

I ran the fuel line inside the frame rail and then ran about 9 feet of 1/2-inch plumbing insulation (the black foam stuff) over the fuel line. Nice protection!

I also installed the new fuel pump and everything went very well. No leaks. Job well done, I'm happy to say!

Now I'm thinking about adding a Fram HPG1 Performance Fuel filter back by the fuel tank, before the fuel pump. See here:
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Is that the correct type of filter for me to use (before the fuel pump)?

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I like using armored steel tubing.

The spring wrapping protects the steel line from abrasion, and also makes bending it much easier, as the spring stops the tubing from kinking.

You can buy this tubing in 6" to 72" lengths from Papco-Paulin ... and I am sure many other manufacturers as well.

Here is a link to a PDF catalog that contains many different products ... including some nylon tubing solutions.

Ridgid tools also offers a reusable spring type bending tool.
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Thanks to everyone.

I ran the fuel line inside the frame rail and then ran about 9 feet of 1/2-inch plumbing insulation (the black foam stuff) over the fuel line. Nice protection!

I also installed the new fuel pump and everything went very well. No leaks. Job well done, I'm happy to say!

Now I'm thinking about adding a Fram HPG1 Performance Fuel filter back by the fuel tank, before the fuel pump. See here:
http://www.amazon.com/FRAM-HPG1-High.../dp/B000CBSFSQ

Is that the correct type of filter for me to use (before the fuel pump)?

Alan
Alan you can use that filter, again if it is going to be on the frame or below the tank you will either have to put a ball valve, or shut off on the line between tank and filter, unless you want to take a gas bath.

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Bob: Forgive me, but I don't even know what a ball valve is. I want to add this filter though, so I'm just gonna be sure to keep the lines that go in and out of the filter *above* the fuel level of the tank.

66GMC: Thanks for the info about the armored steel tubing.

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Bob: Forgive me, but I don't even know what a ball valve is.
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You'll probably want a 3/8" one.
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Bob: Forgive me, but I don't even know what a ball valve is. I want to add this filter though, so I'm just gonna be sure to keep the lines that go in and out of the filter *above* the fuel level of the tank.

66GMC: Thanks for the info about the armored steel tubing.

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Alan, It's just a type of shutoff, they are called a ball valve because there is a ball inside. the handle goes on to a threaded rod that's into the ball, so you can turn it. This ball has a hole drilled through it to line up with both ends when the handle is opened. turn the handle 90* and the ball will block both ends. If I were you I would put one in, better to be safe than sorry.

Like I said in another post you can also put it by the wheel opening, to shut off when you go out of town.

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do you have any pics of the fuel line installed? What type of clamps did you use along the frame? I'll be doing this soon on my truck. thanks,
James
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Hey, James.

I didn't take any pics.

I ran my 3/8" steel fuel line on the inside of the frame rail ... then I slid foam rubber insulation over it, sold at Home Depot for 1/2" water pipes (4 4-foot lengths for 2 bucks!) ... and secured the fuel line at both ends only, using vinyl clips screwed to the frame and a couple of vinyl ties in the center areas.

It worked out really great! The foam rubber is really thick and covers the fuel line the entire length of my frame rail.

PS: I taped the end of the fuel line before sliding it through the frame rail to be sure I didn't scoop any dirt into it.

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My pleasure, Brother.

PS: When I get the time, I plan on replacing the vinyl fuel line clamps with these neoprene cushioned aluminum clamps:



A box of 10 costs $5 and can be purchased Here

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Yep, got some of those clips in different sizes...guess I'll drill holes and bolt them on....with my luck, screws would gouge me when I'm under there for other work
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