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Any Recall on HHR Steel Fuel Line

Old 10-21-2018, 11:57 AM
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Take what Don said or just use compression fittings with a new section of line. I do think Don mentioned this also. Never use copper as a fuel line.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:05 PM
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Either compression fitting or better use flare fittings or quik connects. So many ways to fix in one beer under $20.

And I left out the slip hose over use screw clamps, the $2 way.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:41 PM
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But the screw clamps won’t hold the pressure, I found out doing an autopsy in my 1985 Chrysler LeBaron, a 2.2 Turbo , seems when the dude at the dealership saw a loose clamp , he swapped it out for a nice new Tridon clamp , which ripped thru the neoprene hose .
They gave me a great deal for a nice new 86 LeBaron convertible
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:44 PM
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Which is the reason I suggest flaring then spring clamping.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:31 PM
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Perfect , but spring clamps are to weak for the fuel pressure




You need this style of clamp to distribute the pressure around the hose, and no gear clamps to cut into the hose.

like this fuel line



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Old 10-21-2018, 08:12 PM
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Thanks for that advice, that sounds much more doable, especially this time of year. Then come spring once the weather breaks, I can look at replacing the entire line set.
can you offer suggestions about how to get the plastic retainers apart as well as the flat & elongated plastic housing/supports separated that houses the routing of the fuel lines & brake lines? I only studied these components briefly & it appeared the flat housing components may be held to the underside of the floor pan by bolts screwed down through the floorboard from the interior side. I was able to get it partially unclamped from underneath, but it seemed to also be secured with the aforementioned bolts. Thanks for sharing your experience with this situation. Sincerely, QDMG

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:11 AM
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:18 PM
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Wow! I just saw the same huge pics over and over. And Don was talking about beer, and nobody listened... was that real?

really...

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Old 10-30-2018, 04:43 PM
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GM beat the rapt on ALL those full size pick-ups that had brake lines,fuel lines,rear calipers,trans cooler lines rust out....claiming it was an owner maintenance issue.....do not expect them to step up on the hhrs
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:29 PM
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My 08 SS has the same issue, there is a gap in the insulation on the fuel line in that location in front of the left rear wheel. I believe the gap lets salt and moisture get in, and it does not seem to have much galvanize on it like most fuel lines do.
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