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Old 04-23-2018, 08:50 PM   #21
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Default Re: Rusty Fuel Coil Fittings

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I would remove and replace that today .. It's wasted, likely to catastrophic fail: suddenly stranding your suffering ass.
As I thought that I already made fairly clear, my suffering ass will chance it for a few more years. But thanks for the concern and advice.
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Now May 2019 (greased May 2012) and those ugly crusty steel fittings are still in service.

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... can of spray tar ...
I found some of those products cake up and dry out over time. Does the spray tar that you use stay somewhat fluid to creep, or tend to harden as a coating?

One of things that I really like about plain old wheel bearing grease is that it creeps and migrates around on the parts. That is especially true if you occasionally re-apply the grease like I do. It basically halts the rusting.

Some recommend body cavity wax. My understanding is that the body cavity wax will creep similar to the grease that I use.

I use the WD40 with straw to apply for some inaccessible places, but WD40 doesn't have the staying power of some other choices.

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Old 04-23-2018, 11:11 PM   #22
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The spray I use does not seem to harden, and since all the house vehicles get sprayed with jellied rust proofing muck every fall, the result is an awful sticky black mess that gets on everything, if you even think of getting near the underside of the vehicles.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:10 AM   #23
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The spray I use does not seem to harden, and since all the house vehicles get sprayed with jellied rust proofing muck every fall, the result is an awful sticky black mess that gets on everything, if you even think of getting near the underside of the vehicles.
...then the Quebec Highway Dept covers the roads with a lovely mix of salt and coarse orange sand, which cakes up in your wheel wells, destroys the clear coat on the nose of your vehicle, and after being crushed by traffic settles into the lower seams of your hood, doors, and trunk lid... the damp sand blocks weeping holes and holds salty water in winter, corroding anything it touches, and summer rain which freezes solid the next winter, jacking open the brittle, corroded seams.
BWAHAHAhahahaaaa...!

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(the only thing worse than tarring the car every fall was NOT tarring the car every fall!)
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Yeah they should really just require snow tires year round, and stop with the salt/mag chloride nonsense.
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Yeah they should really just require snow tires year round, and stop with the salt/mag chloride nonsense.
Actually Quebec is one of the few jurisdictions in Canada to require “Winter” tires through the winter months (another is British Columbia’s mountain passes: “winter tires or carry chains”) yet they still dump mountains of sand on their highways... I once transited following a convoy of maintenance trucks, and after two hours my square-nosed econo-box had acquired a sleekly sculpted entry reminiscent of a Mazda Miata: the fresh sand had stuck to my grille and headlights and then been scoured into shape by the wind blast.

Here in Alberta is often too cold for NaCl to be of any use, so they spread CaCl blended with pea-gravel. Peas can apparently grow pretty large here... I’ve never seen a place with such successful auto-glass franchises!

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I picked up the replacement parts today. The replacement is plasitic, 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.

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1/4" 3 way fitting.
I realize I'm late to the party, but this part starting gushing fuel (Hole.jpg) last week on my T1N and I found this post. Ordered Dodge # 05133920AA. It showed up today, so I pulled the original damaged part (OldRusty.jpg) and was disappointed to discover that it's not going to fit. The replacement is a 1/4" fitting, but the original is 3/8" if not larger (DiameterDifference.jpg). There also very different in shape (ShapeDifference.jpg). The replacement is definitely not flexible enough to accommodate the difference in angle.
I thought you'd like to see this so you don't count on a part that's going to leave you stranded when the original gives up.
The question is: where do we get an actual replacement part? I waited 9 days for this worthless thing.
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Default Re: Fuel Tank Coil Rusty Wye Fittings

What you are looking for is a 45 degree tee fitting. Match the barb size to your hose. Unfortunately I did not have any luck finding one with a few google searches.

If you have some space, run the hose out a few inches from the tank and use a regular tee fitting?

Millionmilesprinter sells used parts, you might see if he has this fitting available?
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Default Re: Fuel Tank Coil Rusty Wye Fittings

Hey! I've looked as well with no luck. If I can't find out where to get a new replacement by tomorrow, I'll look for used. Unfortunately, there's no room between the fittings and the hard lines they connect to so a regular T fitting would be a challenge but I'll have to do that if I can't source a decent replacement.
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If you are able to braze, you could likely repair the pinholes that way.
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That plastic tee may bend okay if you can heat it up to around 300F. I would put a piece of thick wire or tube down the middle to keep it from collapsing or kinking when bending it.
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