[DML] Re: Is it possible...replacing fuel line from accumulator to filte
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[DML] Re: Is it possible...replacing fuel line from accumulator to filter



I had a professional hydraulic shop make the line, and its probably
better made than whatever the original line was.  They replicated
every bend and it looks OEM, but with brand new fittings.  And it was
half of what one from a vendor would be.  They do this everyday for
cars and machinery and have been in business for over 50  years, so I
trust their parts and expertise.  I was just wondering if its possible
to get the steel tube line in without lifting the body, but after
trying again my guess is no.  I might go back and see if they can make
me something else, and if I can re-route it, and allow for the entire
accumulator to be dropped down to remove the hoses next time I have to
replace it.  I'm thinking a high pressure stainless steel braided hose
with the proper fittings might be a good replacement for that metal
line.  

Thanks for the advice David, after thinking about it, I agree that
clamping a hose on what I would have chopped up is a bad idea.  I'll
let the pros try to make me something bulletproof, so I never have to
do this again (the hose at least, hopefully the accumulator lasts 5+
years.) 

-Patrick C.
1880

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> wrote:
> Whatever you do you must be ABSOLUTELY SURE that the lines and the
> fittings can handle the pressure. The body CAN be lifted. You have to
> remove all the body bolts. It is now time to call your favorite
> Delorean vendor and order the lines and they can give you the detailed
> advice you will need. If you cobble together some hose and some hose
> clamps from your local Autozone you will be asking for trouble. This
> is one area where you cannot skimp on safety. If you have a large fuel
> leak in this area and it gets to the exhaust system just a little
> further behind you could have an inferno. Even a small leak can become
> a blowtorch and quickly destroy the car. I would not trust the line
> you had made. Most shops do not have the proper type fittings.
> Although they may look right they may not be correct. In any case you
> probably spent more for them to make up the line than the Delorean
> vendors would have charged. One thing you are correct about. If you do
> not use the right parts changing the accumulator "could" kill you!
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Patrick C." <PRC1216@xxxx> wrote:
> > Well, this accumulator job is about to kill me.  In the process of
> > getting it off, the line that connects to the fuel filter bent close
> > to the pressure fitting.  Getting two pairs of pliers in there to bend
> > it back so the nut would go over the pressure fitting was impossible,
> > so we removed the line altogether.  Getting it out was destroying it
> > anyway, so it got cut into two or three pieces and removed.  Now, I
> > had a new one made today, identical to the original, and getting it in
> > is driving me crazy.  I'd swear that the body needs to be lifted off
> > the frame a bit to get it around the frame and into the fuel
> > accumulator cavity.  Is this even possible, or am I wasting my time? 
> > I tried to have it re-made with a flexible line with the proper
> > fitting on each end, but the hydrolic shop told me they couldn't make
> >







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