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Riding today I was thinking "wow, that car in front of me really smells like fuel" and then realized it was ME that smelled like fuel. parked her, let her sit for a minute, had a small mini-puddle of gas under the fairing.

Took her home (was wondering if I'd do a Ghost Rider imitation), pulled the right side tupperware off, and sure enough, damn fuel disconnect went bad.

Is this something I can get at Auto Zone, or do I have to go through the dealership/online? If it's something I can get at the local parts store, what the hell do I even ask for?

Fuel line quick disconnect, I'm assuming? Anyone know what size the fuel line is? (I don't have calipers)

Thanks in advance

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The dealership in North Dallas will have the OEM version. You will have to order the metal one. Who knows they might have them in stock as well.
 

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Pete, for now get a couple short pieces of stainless steel tubing and 4 good fuel injection quality hose clamps at your local auto parts store. This will get you back on the road until you can sort the disconnects. Be areful, when you disco the fuel lines it really gushes out of there.

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Riding today I was thinking "wow, that car in front of me really smells like fuel" and then realized it was ME that smelled like fuel. parked her, let her sit for a minute, had a small mini-puddle of gas under the fairing.

Took her home (was wondering if I'd do a Ghost Rider imitation), pulled the right side tupperware off, and sure enough, damn fuel disconnect went bad.

Is this something I can get at Auto Zone, or do I have to go through the dealership/online? If it's something I can get at the local parts store, what the hell do I even ask for?

Fuel line quick disconnect, I'm assuming? Anyone know what size the fuel line is? (I don't have calipers)

Thanks in advance

Pete
 

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Getting them off is a PITA and needle nose vice grips and a tiny flat head screw driver helped.

Vice grips can also pinch off the line.
 

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What's the safest way to do that, without taking ANOTHER gasoline shower?
 

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I also stuck a sharpened pencil in the line.
 

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Thanks, Dan
 

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Looking at them again, how the hell do you get that steel hose clamp thing off?
 

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petevandyke said:
Looking at them again, how the hell do you get that steel hose clamp thing off?
Pete,
As Dan mentioned use a small flat blade screw driver to "spread" it a little at a time. Eventually you will get it open enough to remove/slide it back, then gently pry the gas line off the quick connect. Use the needle nose vice grips or something like it to crimp the gas line so you will not take a bath. Finally you might want to have a bucket ready in case some gas gets by you, and keep the doors of the work space open to fresh air.
 

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You def, Def, Definately want the ones from RPW...

Way better than the stockers...Stock ones are cast somehow...Cheaply I might add. But at least they're metal instead of plastic...The Jiffy Tite's are machined from aluminum... Very strong...After all, They're Racing Parts !!!

Just wedge that clamp apart with anything tapered...A suitable flat screwdriver does the trick.

Fuel line size is 5/16"...

A couple of barbs from the autoparts will get you through till the disconnects come in.

Good Luck

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I have installed both the Jiffy & the Chrome Brass ones from Beemerbone Yard many times. I prefer the ones from Beemerbone Yard because they connect easier & you can use your old stock BMW CD's to drain the tank by plugging into the return line from the tank.
 

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thanks,everyone!
 

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saddleman said:
I have installed both the Jiffy & the Chrome Brass ones from Beemerbone Yard many times. I prefer the ones from Beemerbone Yard because they connect easier & you can use your old stock BMW CD's to drain the tank by plugging into the return line from the tank.
That's very clever. Wish I hadn't thrown my old ones away. :D
 

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I just replaced mine as the same thing happened last week. Tip from another forum post that worked well for me: place two pennies on each side of the fule line, and use locking needle nose pliers or vise grips to crimp the line shut without damage from the pliers. Just a few drops of gas came out, new steel QD's installed, and back on the road.
 

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That's very clever. Wish I hadn't thrown my old ones away. :D
I've installed enough of them I've made several fuel tank drain tubes for others. I also have made a fuel pressure test gage out of old BMW QD's. It won't work on the Jiffy QDs though. So far I have used the gage on several other model BMW,s
 

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Great idea Dave, now I know what to do with my old fittings.
 

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saddleman said:
I've installed enough of them I've made several fuel tank drain tubes for others. I also have made a fuel pressure test gage out of old BMW QD's. It won't work on the Jiffy QDs though. So far I have used the gage on several other model BMW,s
NICE!
 

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Pete,

I have a set of the RPW Jiffy fittings here that I will install in a few weeks. You can have them today if you want to change them now and then just order a replacement set for me from RPW.

Leaving for SoCal Tuesday morning, so time is short.

As for pinching off the lines, Gilles posted once that he uses vise-grips with a penny on each side of the line to protect the line.
 
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