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Old 24-01-2010, 10:30   #1
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Super Tight Fuel Hose Fittings

I am having a heck of a time getting my new fuel hose onto the barbed fittings. I've tried the heat gun.

I saw some posts on waste hoses mentioning using Teflon grease or dish soap, but I"m wary to put things on my fuel fill hose.

Hose is Shields 355 Fuel Hose

Is there an approved lube to put on the fuel hose?

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Old 24-01-2010, 15:21   #2
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i have worked around hose for 20 plus years, my suggestion is on the end where the hose was cut there are 2 little wires you will see take a pair of pliers or vise grips pull enough of the wire out that the what i am calling a cuff becomes soft you can pull enough out that the stem you are want to insert can be inserted all the way end. once you may or maynot need to pull the second wire. But pull enough to insert the stem them cut the wire you are pulling with a pair of wire cutters. use one or two worm gear clamps this should solve the delima you are suffering from hard wall hose.
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Old 25-01-2010, 03:25   #3
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If this is your fuel fill hose I would think a fine film of just about any petroleum based grease would do.
Given that this is up-stream of your filters and the possibility of high dilutions...I really cant see it creating a problem.
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