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cheap remedy for rusted fuel line, anyone?

I've got four fuel lines between my tank and engine. three are in fine condition. The fourth looks fine except for this one little 6 inch section that's badly rusted. I don't want to tear apart my engine and drop my fuel tank to replace this whole thing. Is it possible to cut out the rusted section and splice in a section of some rubber hose, maybe brake hose?
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run it till it breaks. my lines are all rusted to sh*t. brake and fuel lines. when one busts I will do them all.
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u can cut it with a tubing cutter & put a new metal line piece in it place with compression fittings
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I've got four fuel lines between my tank and engine. three are in fine condition.
Where do you find four fuel lines ?
At most on any Ranger there will be one fuel line under pressure and one return line at next to no pressure.
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I find them all together running between the tank and engine. don't know why! only need 1 pressure and one return line. maybe there's double of each, but with a little four banger, it doesn't make sense! I agree!
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trouble is, it'll break on the way to school leaving me stranded and late for class!! always it'll break at the worst possible time! Murphy's law.
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Murphy ?
Not if Darwin is looking over your shoulder.
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Also IMHO it is easier to pull the bed off to replace lines to / near the tank.
More room and plenty of light.
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run it till it breaks. my lines are all rusted to sh*t. brake and fuel lines. when one busts I will do them all.
That's the dumbest advice I have ever heard.

OP. throw up some pics. Its a fuel line, and it going to be under pressure. You really dont want it to blow and spray fuel all over the exhaust etc.
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you know, it's the fuel line that does not have the filter on it, so I don't think it's the high pressure one.
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alright, I figured it out. sorry, i was wrong. there's not four lines. It was an illusion. one of them has plastic casing for two lines but is really only one. there are three lines under there. there is the feed line under pressure, the return line, and what I believe to be a gastank breather line that runs directly to the intake manifold. I think this is so the engine can burn any waste vapor from the tank.
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run it till it breaks. my lines are all rusted to sh*t. brake and fuel lines. when one busts I will do them all.
Yeah thats real unsafe if you bust a break line you could hurt your self or someone else.
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Yeah thats real unsafe if you bust a break line you could hurt your self or someone else.
Funny cause Toyota's come from the factory with no brakes and stuck accelerator pedals.
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If it's the return line just cut the bad part out with a tubing cutter and then clamp a chunk of hose in there. You could do the same if it's the pressure line but it'd be better to replace the whole thing. If one spot is bad, the rest can't be too far behind.
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