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Hey guys. I finally got my hands on an s13, 1990 black coupe. The starter needed to be replaced and the battery died. After I got it started I took it to go get some gas and left it over night. Later I noticed the smell of gas. I checked under the car and there was a small puddle. Turns out my fuel line was rusted and I had a small leak in it. Obviously I need to replace them. I'm having some trouble tracking them down though. Would it be alright if I just cut the line and replaced it with a hose line instead of metal? Are there any online retailers that carry them. I dont seem to be having much luck. Is there any where else to get them besides the dealer?
 

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Prolly the dealer or just make them. You could use hose but thats kinda getto. If you do then make sure its fuel line so the gas doesnt eat the rubber.
 

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How would I go about making the line myself? I've done all the maintenance on my other car and all the bolt ones, but I've never dealt with lines before just hoses.
 

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youll have to buy line and bend it. First see were its at, try to see were its hitin first. If its touching metal some were then, its prolly rustin out there.
 

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or stick to ruber house for the sake of simpleness, and as gtp420 said make sure they are fuel hoses and check them regularly, it is getto but who's going to look under your car, it might be a problem if you upgrade your fuel pump and send more pressure. Isnt there aftermarket companies that make them?

P.S. I bought powersteering lines from nissan and they cost me like 150 a pop and they were two of them.

Yunk yard?
 

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Just get high pressure line.Most of the its blue and its like 3 somthin a foot. Thats what youll need.
 

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I called my local dealer and also with pinnacle nissan in az(good prices by the way) and my dealer wants around 50 per line and pinnacle wants 26. Heres the catch, it has to get shipped via freight starting at around 108. If my dealer wont charge me freight it'll be under 100 for both lines, but I have to wait for them to come from japan either way. As soon as my tank is empty i'm planning on dropping the lines and replacing them the section with fuel hose for a temp fix.
 

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not sure on a 240... but when I had to replace the gas line on my rx7 I used the wrong type of material it would collapse and cause fuel cut.. I had to get a high pressure hose.... just a thought.
 

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I picked up the best stuff they had at autozone, goodyear hose about $4 a foot. I think my tank is almost empty but I'm not sure. The needle is just past E but my fuel light isnt lighting up. How much gas needs to be in the tank for it to go off? I'm not sure it its out or just not low enough yet.
 

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Bad Idea- the first time I made the mistake of not draining the gas at all.. and I got soaked in gas..
Good Idea- the second time I had to swap fuel line, I just put some vice grips on the line, barely any leaked out at all.
 

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yer ghonna want a quarter tank or less. the newer sentras have a recall for the gas tank and when i would do em the customer had to have .25 or less to make it easy on us. just becareful cuz its not gonna be light or easy to support with all that fuel sloshing around. if you want to plug off the rubber lines and nipples on the tank before you remove it completely take some short lenghts of hose that will fit the nipples on the tank and screw a bolt into one end so its really tight, then stick it on the nip on the tank. voila its plugged, on the hoses you could just use vice grips but itll deform the hose and make it weaker. to replace the hard line i would drain the lines COMPLETELY by using compresed air. then get some fittings for brake line to join 2 sections (brake line is like the same shit anyways) buy some line itself, then cut out your rusted section, sand off all rust to find out if the area you are working with is structurally safe. thake a flaring tool slide the connectors onto the line on each side then flare the ends and screw everything together. or you could just braze a section into it, but that requires flame and really clean lines. hope this helps cuz my fingers are tired, j/k good luck man, dont half ass something like this, burning 240's arent cool
 
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