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How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

Hi all;

Just wondering how easy is it to do the QD's on the fuel line for the LT (2005)?

I just ordered a set from BB and would most likely do them in two weeks.

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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

It's pretty simple. The hardest part is taking off the right side plastic, knowing where all the screws are located. Other than that it's simply taking off the clamps to install the QDs and replacing or reusing the O.E. clamps. Make sure you get clamps designed for fuel injection systems as they are designed a little different and as such are less likely to leak. Also consider installing the two male ends in separate directions to prevent improper connection in the future.


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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

I found that getting the old QD's out of the hose a tad difficult. On mine the clamp must have been for looks only . Once out, everything else was easy.

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I found that getting the old QD's out of the hose a tad difficult. On mine the clamp must have been for looks only . Once out, everything else was easy.
If the OEMs have been in place for a long time, they do have a tendency to marry the walls of the fuel lines and are difficult to remove in total. On ole Toad's change out, we had to crush the OEMs with some leverage from a pair of channel locks, and then dig out the pieces with a dentist's hook. Guess we got 'em all, cuz no problem installing the metal replacements and everythang works goot!!

There are hose clamps that are made for installing on high pressure fuel delivery lines - sumpthin' like used in diesel engine applications. And, instead of using the radiator hose clamp types, they would be recommended. I've heard/read of the radiator clamp types actually cutting into the tubing. HTH.
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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

The hose clamps needed have a rounded lip so as not to cut into the hose.
Make sure you clamp off the fuel lines for obvious reasons.

Pretty easy, but you'll be working in close quarters.

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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

To stop the flow of fuel while taking off the QDs I used a pair of vise-grip pliers and taped up the gripping part to make them softer as to not damage the hose.

Working in these tight quarters is really the hard part, and you knuckles may agree with me!

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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

It's a quick job unless you do like I did.
I punctured the hose removing the old QD.
They're tough to get out so be careful.
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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

As someone else stated earlier in this thread, I too had a lot of difficulty getting the old QD's off the hoses. Those barbed ends seem to grip really well. And I did mine with the tank off...so had plenty of room to work. I can't imagine trying to do that with the tank still on. Best of luck.

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Re: How easy to do QD fuel lines on LT?

Highly recommend doing this as part of a normal 12k service. Saves a bit of effort to combine the two jobs. Extra hands also help

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