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Old 12-22-2020, 12:36 PM   #26
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Little update: fuel line gets here later today. I’ll be ordering the new filter to pump coupler, as well as the necessary banjo bolts tomorrow.
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Old 12-22-2020, 05:42 PM   #27
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Big thanks to 2manyturbos for sending me his used fuel line. Currently hooking it up.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:55 PM   #28
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Also, since I’ve installed a new fuel line, how do I go about priming the fuel system of air?
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Old 12-23-2020, 10:42 AM   #29
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Also, since Iíve installed a new fuel line, how do I go about priming the fuel system of air?
Cycle the key a few times if you are worried, but I would just crank it dude.
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:41 AM   #30
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Alright, so I just installed the new fuel systems, however, fuel is leaking out of the banjo bolts. I also have a burst line (not sure which one, also carries gasoline but is positioned in the middle of the car). What can I do to solve this issue? I’ve already significantly tightened the banjo bolts? Am I better off towing it to a shop and having them tighten everything for me?
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:56 AM   #31
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Banjo bolts only seal on the copper washers. With all the work you put into this new copper washers would only be fitting. (pardon the pun)
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:01 AM   #32
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The right way is to replace the washers.
I highly reccomend adding this to your kit:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Now that we got that out of the way, the turbobricks way is to heat the copper washers until glowing red to re-anneal them, then sand them til they are copper looking again on a flat surface with some 320 grit or so and send it.
If you just try to re-use the old ones without doctoring, they will usually leak.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:28 PM   #33
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Lmfao, wow. Totally forgot about the seals.
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:46 PM   #34
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Lmfao, wow. Totally forgot about the seals.
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:06 PM   #35
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The right way is to replace the washers.
I highly reccomend adding this to your kit:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Now that we got that out of the way, the turbobricks way is to heat the copper washers until glowing red to re-anneal them, then sand them til they are copper looking again on a flat surface with some 320 grit or so and send it.
If you just try to re-use the old ones without doctoring, they will usually leak.
^ This but I use #400 or finer.

A lot of the aftermarket washers are too wide and don't produce the right sealing PSI anyway so I recommend refurbished OE washers.

Yes you can try to over tighten the fittings but adding a problem to another problem usually isn't the answer.

Also a clutched screw gun is much more controllable and in the right torque range than an air impact.

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Old 01-01-2021, 04:36 PM   #36
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Use some loctite 592 thread sealant on all the washers and fittings. Messy, but you won't have to mongo tighten the fittings so they seal. You can also use he liquid teflon thread sealant in the plumbing dept. thread sealant acts as anti seize so they will be easier to service in the future.
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A lot of the aftermarket washers are too wide and don't produce the right sealing PSI anyway so I recommend refurbished OE washers.
Because metric vs inch?
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:04 PM   #38
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Alright everybody, I’m glad to finally be able to say that she’s up & running again! I just installed the washers on the filter & now there’s no leaks anymore. What’s puzzling me right now is that last time I tried installing the fuel pump/filter, there was a hose in the middle back of the car that was leaking fuel, as well as the fuel leaking from the ends of the filter. However, now that the washers are on, the hose has also stopped leaking. I’ve looked around every hose in the back of the car & can’t find anything.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:39 PM   #39
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The broken connector is part of the fuel pump. The hose going into the main fuel pump is the inlet. Fuel leaks in front of the fuel pump were probably migrating to the rear of the pump.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:54 PM   #40
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Alright well, after further inspection I’ve noticed that the bigger banjo bolt of the fuel filter is leaking about one drop of fuel every 5 or so minutes, even after adding both washers that came with the Fcp kit. I’m considering just putting some sealant around it since it’s not that big of an issue. I’ve included a photo so you can see where it’s leaking out of. (At the tip of the flat head in the photo)
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Did you put a washer on that side of the banjo fitting? I don't see one. I do see TWO washers on the SAME SIDE!?
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Did you put a washer on that side of the banjo fitting? I don't see one. I do see TWO washers on the SAME SIDE!?
Pause, I need to put one there as well? I assumed both would be near the beginning.
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One washer on each side!
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:38 AM   #44
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One washer on each side!
Ah, gotcha. Thank you for informing me 😅
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:25 AM   #45
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Alright well, after further inspection Iíve noticed that the bigger banjo bolt of the fuel filter is leaking about one drop of fuel every 5 or so minutes, even after adding both washers that came with the Fcp kit. Iím considering just putting some sealant around it since itís not that big of an issue. Iíve included a photo so you can see where itís leaking out of. (At the tip of the flat head in the photo)
https://imgur.com/a/y5kGYTh
Sealer, you mean to say we've been doing it wrong, re-annealing the washers...and to think all this time they make a magic sealer that stops fuel from leaking, that's wonderful, what's it called ? ps don't tell anyone, it will be our secret, ok ?

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Old 01-15-2021, 12:49 AM   #46
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Sealer, you mean to say we've been doing it wrong, re-annealing the washers...and to think all this time they make a magic sealer that stops fuel from leaking, that's wonderful, what's it called ? ps don't tell anyone, it will be our secret, ok ?

Exactly. Just squeeze a fat lump of sealant on that bad boy and youíre good 😎
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:57 AM   #47
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gosh fu-el seal lant
why didnt they think of it you know really all this time
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:13 AM   #48
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Because metric vs inch?
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