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Old 05-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default What happens if you kink/bend a fuel line during fuel filter installation?

Hey, I bent a fuel line over while replacing the filter...is this a big deal? You can see where it was bent...I'm thinking it might create a leak someday in the future?

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Old 05-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: What happens if you kink/bend a fuel line during fuel filter installation?

oh and its a rubber type line

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: What happens if you kink/bend a fuel line during fuel filter installation?

Rubber fuel lines are very thick & resilient. You should have no problem with it due to bending it, it will reshape itself. However rubber fuel lines are subject to cracking & deteriating. If you noticed any cracking or splitting or the rubber felt like it got goey from the fuel it is time to replace it.

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Old 05-31-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: What happens if you kink/bend a fuel line during fuel filter installation?

Rubber fuel lines? So I guess there'd be no need to prep with penetrating oil before going to pull of a really old one?

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: What happens if you kink/bend a fuel line during fuel filter installation?

If its rubber you shouldnt have any problem , but if its a Saturn, you probably have some type of plastic line. I kinked the fuel line on a '92SL1 changing the fuel filter the first time and was worried about it but it never did leak. Now I have a '93SL1 and a '95SL2 , both of which use the same fuel filter as the'92, and I loosen the fuel line from its hangers for a couple of feet behind the fuel filter to allow me to move the fuel line around without kinking it. It takes a 10mm socket to remove the speednuts from the hangers.

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