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Old 05-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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I'm working through some fuel supply issues, will be replacing the fuel pump, but I also noticed that the bend in the line at the pump is pretty tight and creates a bit of a pinch. Is this anything to worry about trying to straighten out? And if so, how to do so without mangling the line?

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Old 05-15-2019, 12:16 PM
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I cannt imagine that small of a pinch will effect flow. Can you update your profile or add to your post the year and engine ?
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Originally Posted by MelWff View Post
I cannt imagine that small of a pinch will effect flow. Can you update your profile or add to your post the year and engine ?
Updated. I was thinking the same, but I didn't want to go through the replacement and something so simple to still be messing me up, so wanted to solicit other opinions.
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Do you have the correct preformed S-shaped hose from the pump?
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the link below shows the "S" hose
https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...it-front-70-82
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Do you have the correct preformed S-shaped hose from the pump?
No, it's a standard piece of fuel hose (3/8"?)
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Originally Posted by CaptainMorganUOR View Post
No, it's a standard piece of fuel hose (3/8"?)
Get the hose and lay off the Captain Morgan when you go for a test drive!

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That pinch is fine, dont try and fix it. And find the "S" line. ITs worth the few bucks it'll cost but shop around to save on shipping
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Thanks guys. I will leave it alone, and I have the S fuel hose on order in time for the pump replacement.

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