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post #1 of 4 Old Sep 9th, 2008, 10:02 pm Thread Starter
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Those darn plastic fuel line connectors

Well I finally broke one of mine during my 48k maintenance removing the tank. It was a tiny crack that spayed a small mist of fuel. FYI BMW now sells the metal replacement part for the male ends. I bought two and changed them both.

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post #2 of 4 Old Sep 9th, 2008, 10:52 pm
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Re: Those darn plastic fuel line connectors

Mine did the same, had a small jet of fuel spraying out about three feet. I went with the Quick Disconnects that you get at the Racer's Warehouse. Install was easy and I used Dick's suggestion of placing them in opposite directions. Ready for my trip now!

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Re: Those darn plastic fuel line connectors

I replaced my quick disconnects, both ends. Sitting on the top of the engine and being heated constantly has to make the plastic become brittle. I feel better with the steel connections.............

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Re: Those darn plastic fuel line connectors

I just replaced mine with chrome plated brass. Got from McMaster.com. Socket was $19.63 (Part No 5478K811) and Plug was $12.08 (5478K122). Plus tax/shipping. Need two each. Excellent company to deal with.

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