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Old 08-18-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Fuel return hose/fittings

I have seen numerous people over the years looking for the small o-rings that go onto the metal or plastic fittings. I now know why. I have leaks coming from the fitting to injector point on cylinders 2-4. 1 and 5 seem solidly leak free. I tried new fittings with new o-rings that came with them, as well as new hose. The leak slowed down but didn't stop. Now I am thinking of using permatex silicon gasket sealant around the filling before I put them back on. Any thoughts as to good, bad or other thoughts on the matter.

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Sometimes people leave the old o ring in the hole, then the new fitting leaks. I haven’t read of new fittings with new orings leaking, I have read of old fittings being repaired by sourcing new orings. The fuel return is low pressure, fixing it is better than shoving glue down a hole, that could easily come back and bit you in the a...
p.s. where did u source leaking returns from? Sounds like they need to be informed of poor product and of course refund you.
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Sometimes people leave the old o ring in the hole, then the new fitting leaks. I haven’t read of new fittings with new orings leaking, I have read of old fittings being repaired by sourcing new orings. The fuel return is low pressure, fixing it is better than shoving glue down a hole, that could easily come back and bit you in the a...
p.s. where did u source leaking returns from? Sounds like they need to be informed of poor product and of course refund you.
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It has been awhile since I ordered fuel returns. At the time the metal ones had a bad reputation, so I got plastic ones, I only needed one but ordered 5 so I would have spares, I did not order the most expensive nor the least, I have not had any problems. If I did I would probably start with my oring kit and then if that failed maybe a turn of orange Teflon tale (the fuel resistant kind). P.
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It has been awhile since I ordered fuel returns. At the time the metal ones had a bad reputation, so I got plastic ones, I only needed one but ordered 5 so I would have spares, I did not order the most expensive nor the least, I have not had any problems. If I did I would probably start with my oring kit and then if that failed maybe a turn of orange Teflon tale (the fuel resistant kind). P.
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This might work. They are the metal type. (possibly the problem). I have broke the plastic ones pretty easily putting the hose on or pushing them in.

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I’m sure the poor metal ones are still for sale, I know there also now good ones in metal. Telling which are the good ones is beyond me. Maybe someone here knows. Original plastic ones are getting old so no surprise they are fragile, the ones I got have been tough enough.
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