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post #6 of Old 04-15-2011
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
In my line of work we use compression fittings for air lines and hose connections. I've installed these on my fuel line connections to the filter bodies with good results. The nice thing is they are reusable without new parts.(washers etc)

I'm not certain this would be totally 'kosher' with ABYC stds, but in industry we use them up to literally hundreds of pounds pressure so I'd expect they are fine for this service (i.e. supply to the injector pump).

The only problem with the compression fittings is that if you are ever in timbuk2, and either develop a leak, a block (this is becoming more of an issue as they add stuff other than diesel to diesel), or want to reroute the hose through the new filter that you had to buy, because they don't stock the elements for the filter that you have, you're SOL...

I don't believe that the fuel line up to the injector pump is under more than 5psi.

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