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Old 02-05-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default AU Fairmont fuel lune snapped

My fuel line broke while replacing the fuel filter on my AU Fairmont wagon. It snapped off about 3 inches from the fuel filter. Has anybody had any experience with this in terms of replacement cost. Or is it possible to repair it in anyway.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: AU Fairmont fuel lune snapped

Is it a inline 6 or V8? If it's a 6 you can probably just cut the two broken ends square with a tubing cutter, flare (double laps or bubble flare) those ends and insert a piece of high pressure fuel hose (this stuff https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p-...ose&lang=en_AU ) on the newly cut and flared ends fastened with high quality hose clamps. Cutter and flarer in a kit: https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...ool&lang=en_AU
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: AU Fairmont fuel lune snapped

You should have no problems sourcing another one from the wreckers for minimal cost.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:56 PM   #4
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Is it tank or engine side that broke?
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: AU Fairmont fuel lune snapped

And why did it snap? Rough treatment or corrosion ?
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Is it tank or engine side that broke?
It snapped engine side of the filter
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It snapped engine side of the filter
That's good; it's the shortest length so a new or used line will be easier to put in.
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