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Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by PACIFICGREENSVT, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. PACIFICGREENSVT

    PACIFICGREENSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Well I've been putting this off for years and the time has finally come. I got another leak.... The stainless braided lines I put in 6 or so years ago just started to give me a lot of problems. The garage would smell in the morning, the fuel pressure gauge would drop right off after about 15min after the car was shut off. So I found a pretty nice PTFE kit with all the fittings on Ebay, you could pick the AN size and amount of line you wanted.

    old lines coming out.
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    new PTFE lines
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    pumps with new lines 20190817_133635.jpg

    new PTFE line ran up through the splash shield 20190817_133614.jpg

    now for the new rail fittings
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    final product!
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    Over All I think the PTFE lines and fittings are easier to work with.
    I dont think I would ever go back to the stainless braided style lines.
     
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  2. Tabres

    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    Looks good. Definitely a nice update. I agree that PTFE is 100% easier to work with, especially when installing the fittings. The only thing I find slightly annoying about it is it doesn't bend as easily.
     
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    PACIFICGREENSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks Tabers! If I could add up all the times I got poked by the stainless braided lines.... lol...
     
  4. Helomech74

    Helomech74 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Depends on which brand and type of PTFE line you use. I run Goodridge Gmax 910 and 825 hose and it has a very tight bend radius. The 910 more so then the 825, but both are very pliable. I run the 825 under the car and the 925 in the engine bay where the tighter radius bends are needed. It's expensive, but you'll only have to buy it once.
     
  5. crazycarlo

    crazycarlo Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks good man. Glad to see some familiar names still have their cars.
     
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    PACIFICGREENSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks Carlo!
     
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    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    That is good to know. My experience has been exclusively with Russell PTFE lines. Thanks for the info!
     
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    mysteed Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks really good. What kit did you buy off of eBay?
     
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