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No Leak Fuel Tank Fittings

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  • How To: No Leak Fuel Tank Fittings

    I've never liked the way the fuel lines press into GoPed tanks, just like small two stroke yard equipment. Suitable for that application, I don't feel it's up to the standards currently being set by enthusiasts.

    Tools needed:
    Fittings
    Fuel line
    Filter (optional)
    Needle nose pliers
    2 - 10mm open end wrenches

    As pictured the fittings have a flat flange with installed o-ring to generate a good seal. These fittings also allow you to run the in tank fuel filter and they are installed in a similar fashion.



    Feed the fuel line through the desired hole in which you would like to run the feed line with the filter. Install filter with a short piece of fuel line to the side with the flange. Connect the threaded end of the fitting to the fuel line that has been fed through the tank. Now pull the fuel line through to attach the fitting.





    Now holding the tank in a fashion that gravity keeps the fitting from falling in the tank, gently remove the fuel line used to feed it through.



    Now applying pressure with your index finger, hold the fitting and place the washer on. Now pinch the end of the fitting so the washer drops in place. Use the same method to install the nut. It's a little tedious but well worth the effort.



    Now install the fuel line and hold the fitting on the shank using the fuel line for protection. It's important you don't mar up the shank, it could cause abrasions to the fuel line which in turn will cause premature failure ie. leaking fuel line.

    It's important not to rotate the fitting too much through this process, it can cause the o-ring to wad up and not create a fuel proof seal.



    Now install the second nut to achieve a double nut locking method and use both wrenches to apply the technique.



    Now install the other fitting with the same process and you're good to go. I have been running these on my 40 for roughly two years and not one drop has ever leaked out of my tank. It makes installing new fuel line a breeze and they look good too, not that you ever really see them when they are installed. None the less, they function great!

    Hell Fab

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    Please refer to this classified ad for purchasing these fittings. Thanx

    http://www.billetboard.com/showthrea...tings%E2%97%8F
    Hell Fab

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    • #3
      very niiice

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      • #4
        PM sent
        1996 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0l 8v Trek edition
        All motor GoPed SGSR460 (IN THE WORKS)

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        • #5
          Just to clarify: one should first install the second nut followed by the fuel line, correct?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StreetSurfer View Post
            Just to clarify: one should first install the second nut followed by the fuel line, correct?
            You are correct sir.
            Hell Fab

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            • #7
              Do you have a set available

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              • #8
                I have a pile of them. However, work has consumed my life right now and these are far from being on the priority list.

                All I need is the O-rings, I will shoot for that today with this reminder. I'll be in that area.
                Hell Fab

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                • #9
                  Let me know when your ready because my tank leaks like crazy right now

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                  • #10
                    I got the damned O-rings!

                    It's been a scorcher here in Southern Oregon, but I'll muster up the energy to get out to the shop.

                    There's many that have shown interest in these, and I couldn't possibly keep track of the order in which people inquired.

                    There is an exsisting "For Sale" thread. I will update it when some are ready.
                    Hell Fab

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                    • #11
                      Bump.... J.
                      There is nothing that cannot be fixed with a good cup of Tea.

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                      • #12
                        Would a nut with nylon or whatever work better than 2 nuts like the pics?

                        should I test with a other liquid to make sure I didn't tighten too much?

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                        • #13
                          I have used a Nylok with great results. I have used the double nut method with one Nylok as well. However, with the conical washer, threads on the fitting are limited. Use discretion

                          It would be a good idea, helps prevent waisting of fuel as well as getting it all over your hands and work area.

                          I use these with 110 octane, fuel ratings are insignificant. Except rocket fuel, I'm guessing another seal would be mandatory.

                          Feel free to ask questions in the for sale thread as well. Others may be wondering the same.
                          Hell Fab

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                          • #14
                            Many-Many THANKS Depths of Hell.
                            I carry two GoPeds in my RV and now the stench of gas is GONE!!!
                            Dry as a bone..........
                            Very impressed with how you figured this out.
                            Thanks Again-Dan

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by helcam View Post
                              Many-Many THANKS Depths of Hell.
                              I carry two GoPeds in my RV and now the stench of gas is GONE!!!
                              Dry as a bone..........
                              Very impressed with how you figured this out.
                              Thanks Again-Dan
                              Hey Dan, never heard back from you. Usually that means everything arrived safe, so wasn't stressing it.

                              Thank you for the kind words sir, and it is good to hear they helped solve an ongoing issue.

                              Did you use the o-rings I had installed, or did you opt for the larger ones?
                              Hell Fab

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