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Hooking up a Fuel Cell, (extending the lines and what lines are what)

As most know I have a 2003 with a 4.0L

I have a fuel cell and I need to extended the fuel lines.

Looking for any info, links, prices whatever you got to help me do this.

Anyone have a diagram of what each line does?
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id just extend that mo fo and roll..

your good at soldering..

thats what i was plannin on doing..

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how are you extended it? have you looked at the lines?
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What about doing something like this in the stock fuel lines and then one in the extended rubber fuel line and using a coupler in between?
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


That is simular to what I used except mine had a double nipple ends. I got my fittings at the local O'Reilly for like $2 each. Then the 1/4" fuel line was like $1.99 a foot.
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For fuel injection lines? I was under the impression you had to use some special lines.
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nope. I am running a section of 1/4" rubber hose on the BII (it is fuel injected).
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interesting, more and more people I am finding are just using basic rubber lines. If this is the case it should be pretty cheap to do, which is good.

Hires in Fort Wayne has a speed shop, they carry all this stuff.
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If you use rubber line that is for fuel, then you should be fine. The walls of the hose is thicker which eliminates collapsing of the line.

A speed shop should have all you need.
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Not sure if this will help at all, but Jason did a little write up on it awhile back. Pictures seem to be dead (granted that could be my work filters as well), but still looks to have some info.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=Fuel+Cell

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oh yea durr..my buddy that has the tow truck..he has boxes of those fittings and lines..
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Not sure if this will help at all, but Jason did a little write up on it awhile back. Pictures seem to be dead (granted that could be my work filters as well), but still looks to have some info.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=Fuel+Cell
its somewhat helpful but i am running the stock pump
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I think I got it all figured out. I'll pick up the junk tomorrow. Hopefully have it all in and running this weekend. :)
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will you stop chatting on here and go work on your truck lol j.p cant wait to c it done
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Hard to do that while I am at work. I may spend some time on it tonight, but not much. Tomorrow night is out the window too.
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haha is this what you do at work too lol i love this sight im on it alot at work. somedays i dont get much done.
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most of the time when i am on here i am waiting on a phone call or waiting on something to finish processing on a computer. so its not really wasted time.
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lol nice i forget where you work
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its somewhat helpful but i am running the stock pump
I would think that the stock pump and filter would be fine. I havent done much poking around on this, but I think the sender and the lines are the only "tough" part...
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yeah i found where people are taking the nylon lines, warming them up in boiling water then sliding the hose barb on them then clamping them after they cool down. so i am going to attempt that.

A lot of people are not using high pressure fuel line for fuel injection, seems kinda scary. lol

the 4.0 SOHC runs at 60-74 psi

I am ditching the canister and just need to run the return line to the tank, and add the vent lines.
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I got the barb'd end to slid into the nylon line without heating it up. Then I used a hose clamp on it.

That isn't much more PSI than the 2.9 pumps are making (I have 2 fuel pumps on the BII from the factory). If you use fuel line, the side walls are rated for up to around 100 psi; if I remember correctly that is what mine said.
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ya but the hose clampas arent..

id use braided steel or fab up a solid line. i know you prolly have those retarded qucik disconnects so youd have to find a place where it has a fiting and run a line from there, or get a flairing tool and just cut off the metal line ( if thier metal) and flare it. ford used like 63 different kinda of fuel systems and i dont know which one you have, but i would never use a rubber hose and a hose clamp on my FI 60psi car.


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The only steel line is before the fuel filter. i am not going to pull the fuel filter and hook to those lines.

there are only 2 high pressure lines on my truck one 1/4" ID and one 5/16" ID they both got from the pump to the filter.

There is high pressure rubber hose for up to 300psi

I have the quick disconnect thingys.
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http://www.russellperformance.com/mc...fit/fuel.shtml

MAYBE!!! one of those will work ( kinda at the bottom of the page)

well im assuming that there are two hoses on the pump side of the filter and one out on the engine side of the filter.. and in assuming that id say that the filter has some kind of pressure regulator built in.( i just went out and looked at mine and it seems to be the same) well i also noticed that in the enigne compartment it has anouther fitting an older style one that GM also seems to use on the ls1. if you were to just get an aftermarket fuel pressure regulator with a return line and a filter you could just run stainless to that one up in the engine compartment ( because it seems they dont make a 1/4 aftermarket qucik disconnect) and then for the return line just drill and tap a hole into your feul cell or if it has extra an- fittings avalible use one of them

what fuel cell are you going to use that will accept the stock fuel pump???


lol confused yet.. cause i am
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holy crap, i think that will work! thanks man. too bad i already bought all the stuff. but i am bookmarking this for future reference. I may need these when i go to revise it later.

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That is a nice find! That would make running new lines from the filter back easier. Then you could use braided stainless lines with AN fittings!
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