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Teflon Braided Fuel line

Problem, Bought some 3/8 teflon steel braided fuel line, Went to the local speed shop they gave me 6an connectors. The inner teflon line is bigger then the compression ring ect. What the heck.

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SS braided fuel line is normally rubber lined. I believe that SS Teflon lined is used for AC or power steering. Can you post up the page of the catalog where you bought your line?
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In the past I had (twice) problems associated w/using different brands of line and fittings. I now always use the same brand of hose AND fittings to avoid fitment issues like what you're having.
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I went with teflon line braided for Superior flow and no vapor seepage. the line I have is excellent.Pirtek Fluid Systems - Specialists in Hydraulic and Industrial Hose, Hose Fittings & Accessories
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Problem, Bought some 3/8 teflon steel braided fuel line, Went to the local speed shop they gave me 6an connectors. The inner teflon line is bigger then the compression ring ect. What the heck.
Where did you get 3/8"? The AN numbering is the inside diameter of the EQUIVALENT hard line, so you can't just measure the OD of a braided line. Most teflon line is either -3 or -4. The larger sizes are used in aerospace applications, but are not common in automotive use.
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Its on ebay under Teflon fuel line.
Guys at the speed shop thought my 13 ft length cost About 4 times what I paid for it. 5$ ft.
This stuff has the clear coating.
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If you bought 3/8" line you need -8 AN fittings. The -6 are for 5/16 line.
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If you bought 3/8" line you need -8 AN fittings. The -6 are for 5/16 line.

Well that's socal speedshop for ya. I brought in the line they sold me 6an's
I just returned them. The hose supplier said just to used high pressure hose clamps right over the braid. I did so and it works. So I will just leave it like that for now.
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