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Replacing the gas tank on my 1989 Bronco. When we tried to pull off the plastic fitting that connects the gas line to the fuel pump, it broke off in the hose. We have another one from the new tank, but we can't get it in the line. We've been heating it up with a hair dryer and 100w work light :toothless Its going very slowly and we can't get it over the second nipple without overheating the gas line. Any suggestions?
 

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It's a hard plastic line, right? I've used one of the plastic line repair kits from AZ before, and I just stuck it in a pan of boiling water to get it onto the metal fitting. Don't really know why yours is being such a pain. Or are we talking about a different beast?

Can you post a picture? Sorry if I'm sounding dumb...just having a hard time visualizing today...lol
 

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Had the same problem, so here's what I did as I photo documented it:
The Fuel Line broke as I was pulling it off the tank, while dropping the tank to fix the Sending unit (thats a different tech article) http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177893614
I had purchased a separate fuel sending unit from the local picked-a-part. It came with the hoses on it, but had been cut off. (sorry, no good photo) So I found a piece of 0.25 Inch of brass tubing and started working to combine the new and old.
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177893429
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177893460
Here is what I got after I heated up the new hose end with a hair dryer and stuck it in and out a few times. I put a hose clamp on for extra security and sound of mind.
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177894332
Here is what I had after I cut the tube, it had about 2.5-3 inches hanging out, more than enough. I also deburred the ends.
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177894349
Here is what the result turned out to be, after heating and mounting to the other end. (other end was cut off flush). Again hose clamp for added security and sound of mind. The big black thing was a sleeve of rubber I had lying around and put it on... just because...
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177894407
Her is the final result, with a little more snaking of the hose since it is now about 6 inches longer. Hint: it fits better if you dont have extra hose.
http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=177894500

Hope this Helps!!!
 

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House of Windsor 4ever!
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Common problem with Ford lines, happens to me all the time at the shop. Napa sells the kits (different line sizes) and they also sell the metal barbs
separately. Now, here's the secret; boil the water, take it out to the truck,
and dunk the barb in the water, not the nylon line. The barb holds more heat than the line, and it'll transfer that heat to the line as you push it on. Use a
straight pick or micro screwdriver thru the barb to help push it in.
 
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