[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

Patrick and Dave - My car had a crack develop in one of the flared 
ends on the pressure line that goes from the accumulator to the 
filter many years ago.  When I read that the first step towards 
repair was to lift the body from the frame, I decided to pursue "Plan 
B".  I cut the ends off of the line (to get the exact match for 
them), and had a local hose and fittings supplier make a new high-
pressure flexible line with swaged-on end fittings.  The new line is 
rated at 300 psi working pressure, which gives a good margin of 
safety for the normal system pressure in the DeLorean, and the 
materials are rated for gasoline.  I routed the line down the frame 
tunnel, and secured it in several places with zip ties.  The original 
installation of the flexible line was done in 1991.  Last year I had 
a replacement made just to be sure that age wouldn't get to the 
hose.  As you noted, Dave, this wasn't a "cobbled together" hose and 
clamps, but a properly made high-pressure hose from the right 
materials.  You are absolutely correct in your position that "you 
cannot be too careful" about pressurized fuel systems.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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. 

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