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Old 05-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

I picked up the replacement parts today. The replacement is plastic, probably nylon. At 7 bucks each I'd just replace them with some generic fuel "Y" fitting. The Dodge label was stuck over the MB label. I read the MB number through the label so now we have both part numbers.

FuelY.jpg

Theodore has indicated that these are not the correct parts. Possibly 5/16" or 3/8" will fit, but not 1/4".

1/4" 3 way fitting.

Dodge # 05133920AA
MB # A 000 835 06 32

This fuel part looks identical to the Dodge/MB part. I have no idea as to price.

GOSS HOSE CONNECTOR Y 6.5MM X 6.5MM X 6.5MM SP18093
https://www.autobarn.com.au/goss-hos...mm-sp18093-y02

A brass possibility.
Interstate Pneumatics FBY44 Brass Y Fittings 1/4 Inch Hose Barb Manifold
http://www.amazon.com/Interstate-Pne.../dp/B008L2LQKC

Related parts from the Dodge listing:
Dodge # 05133923AA clamp
Dodge # 05104491AA fuel hose = 1/4" fuel hose cut to length





On another matter the dash switch covers are under 50 cents each. vic
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

After posting the link to this thread it occurred to me.

Update.

May 2012 was when I noticed the rusted fittings. Probably late May 2012 was when I smeared heavy duty wheel bearing grease on those rusted fittings. I carry the replacement plastic fittings. Almost May 2018, now May 2019 (greased May 2012) and those ugly crusty steel fittings are still in service.

Don't underestimate the power of heavy duty wheel bearing grease against rusting.

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Being that they're Y fittings, they're likely to be cast parts and thick wall. IIWM, I'd chip off the rust and coat with Rustoleum's rusty metal primer rather than replace straightaway.
P.S. - I smeared HD wheel bearing grease on my passenger 2006 fuel fittings shortly after purchasing it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:06 AM   #13
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

Good tip! In return may I recommend dried grass clippings saturated in engine oil, which has preserved the low points on my lawn mower’s deck through many winters!

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ps: other than the fuel gauge suddenly moving rapidly downward, do you expect any notification of a failure if these Y-fittings?
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ps: other than the fuel gauge suddenly moving rapidly downward, do you expect any notification of a failure if these Y-fittings?
Based upon similar rusting part pressure system failures, I would expect that the fuel will drip a bit first as opposed to a catastrophic failure so I'm not too worried.

A sudden failure could happen. Some would question why I don't just install the new fittings. When I crawled under for that operation it appeared that it wouldn't be as straightforward a repair as I expected. I could create new problems.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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P.S. - For the most part my 2004 is now an around town van. Turned 322,000 miles just today. Rust will kill it before miles do.
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

Given they’re only seeing back pressure I imagine they’ll hold a while yet.
And I don’t blame you one bit for not disturbing them... pulling those rubber lines clear of the cooling coils could go smoothly, or could result in shattered dreams of finishing before lunch.

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I'll add that on my list of things to WD-40. Saved it to my stash of "Modes of failure" pictures. I wonder if grease would damage rubber hoses?
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... I wonder if grease would damage rubber hoses?
That's a legitimate concern. Any rubber designed for petroleum based product systems is fine. I've been using heavy duty wheel bearing grease and Vaseline around vehicle rubber for decades. I've never noticed any degradation of any rubber.

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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

I would remove and replace that today .. It's wasted, likely to catastrophic fail: suddenly stranding your suffering ass.
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

Fwiw up here in the salty north, come fall, I crawl under our various winter use vehicles with a can of spray tar they sell cheap up here. Any liquids lines or other rusty looking bits get a shot of tar. Seems to work.
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Interesting.. I got a big can of WD40 for my underbody, but spray tar sounds like a better option? Any preference of brand, can you get it at home depot?
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