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Honda 8 Gas Line Fittings

This falls into the "don't do it until you know you can put it back together" Department.

I need to take apart my 2001 Honda 8 gas line at one connection. The connections have a metal fitting crimped on. Anyone ever taken these fittings off and then successfully recrimped them? Is a special tool needed? I don't want to get the connection off and then find I cannot reseal the connection with the fitting.

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I wouldn't trust one of those fittings after taking it apart and then re-crimping it. Gasoline fuel lines are not where you want leaks...
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I have a Honda 8 and I don't recall any locations with crimp fittings. What connection is it holding together?

To answer your original question, like Sailingdog, I wouldn't trust re-crimping one of those fittings. There is a special tool, but carefully alternating sides with diagonal wire cutters will work.
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not shure if you have the same fittings as my 6 hp but I had one start leaking so I cut it off and used a stinless steel wire/zip tie kind of thing it was 3/16" wide and was rated to 250 lbs put it on and used a pair of needle nose to get it real tight no leeks yet been 5 or 6 years. you can get them through mcmaster-carr we used them in a packing house for steam fitting at 120 psi.
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