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Title: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: spanky1205 on March 29, 2014, 06:21:37 AM
I did some searching but could not find anything in depth.  What does everyone think of the Dorman fuel lines?  I found this kit and it seems cheaper and easier than some of the other options out there. 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XQ5IO4/ref=asc_df_B000XQ5IO41659917?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=5336075431-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B000XQ5IO4

My plans are to change the tank and lines on the truck listed in my sig since everything is rusted and leaking.  I really don't want all of that going into my new engine.
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: bake74 on March 29, 2014, 08:57:08 AM
    IIR CaptKoas has mentioned the Dorman brand fuel lines before as being dependable, I am sure others will chime in some time today.
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: VileZambonie on March 29, 2014, 11:16:13 AM
I have that kit which is intended for repairing plastic fuel lines. If you are talking about 73-87 truck then Just run your own fuel lines and invest in a hydraulic fairing tool like the Mastercool one and run nicopp lines http://www.agscompany.com/automotive/brake-fuel-transmission-lines/nicopp/11
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: spanky1205 on March 31, 2014, 11:00:08 AM
For what it is worth I contacted Dorman and asked them if it would be acceptable to use that kit.  This is a copy of the email:

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Anthony

Yes you can use this kit to run nylon fuel lines on your vehicle.

There are longer lengths of line available as well

800-071 is 25 of 5/16

800-072 is 25 of 3/8

 

Thank you

That does not attest to how long the hoses will last, however millions of vehicles running them should attest to something. 
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: VileZambonie on March 31, 2014, 06:10:35 PM
Why do you want to run plastic ones? They can kink and crack and when you need to move them for service they get damaged very easily. Nicopp is the way to go.
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: spanky1205 on April 01, 2014, 03:07:57 AM
Hey thanks, I will look into it.  I am not set on anything I am just trying to learn about the options at this point.  Truth be told I was not completely sold on plastic.  It is just what the manufactures use and I hate crawling under my truck and looking at all of the rusted lines waiting to go bad at any minute.  I just want to fix the problem and forget about it. 
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: hatzie on April 03, 2014, 07:19:02 PM
They lasted 30 + years. Done right they'll outlast the truck or at least your use of it. :D

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Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: Captkaos on April 03, 2014, 08:12:09 PM
There are companies out there that sell prebent lines if you don't want to bend them yourself.  I have used classictube.com or inlinetube.com, I bent my own for my R10 Twin Turbo truck.
Title: Re: Dorman Fuel Lines
Post by: Mtrhd329 on June 10, 2014, 04:56:24 PM
I bought some plastic lines on amazon.  Got my ends from the junkyard.  I just cut them off the cars at the fuel rail.  Removed old line and pressed them into mine with a caulking gun and flare tool clamp.  I can hold all of my fuel lines including filter with one finger and they have the integrity of a factory line.   Not to mention cheap.

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