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So decided I’d finally overhaul the engine cover and plenum and fit my new chrome inlet runners seeing as the weather was good. When taking off the fuel rails the grey plastic elbow that connects to them sheared. The other bit is still in the rubber hose. What are my options? Are the plastic fittings available separately? Need to get sorted pretty quick as I’m taking the car to a wedding in France in just over two weeks - probably shouldn’t have tackled this until afterwards! Thanks.
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I recently did the same,
I have used a piece of 7mm fuel hose
Worked a treat.




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Thanks. Spoke to Laurence at Autolusso and they’re sending me a replacement fuel hose and connector so hopefully should all be good again.
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I dont trust those plastic dorman connectors, they seem to go brittle with age and the heat. I replaced the inner nylon outer rubber pipe and connectors with a SAE J30 R9 spec fuel hose the correct size for the rail and also proper fuel hose clips.

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I dont trust those plastic dorman connectors, they seem to go brittle with age and the heat. I replaced the inner nylon outer rubber pipe and connectors with a SAE J30 R9 spec fuel hose the correct size for the rail and also proper fuel hose clips.

That looks pretty tidy. Have to agree it did look like it'd gone brittle which does concern me. Might look into replacement hoses and connectors in the near future. Can I ask where you purchased those bits?
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V6 cries out for some custom fuel rails and an aeroquip AN fittings
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There was a post on here a while ago where they’d replaced all the fuel lines with braided ones and some shiny fittings. Looked great but I can’t find it now. Oh well, project for the future.
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