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Fluid, Oil, And Fuel Line Fittings & Hose Connectors

Upgrading or building your fuel, brake, transmission, power steering, clutch hydraulic, or engine cooling system requires a lot of careful planning as well as many components to plumb it. Fittings and hose are necessary to ensure a safe and leak free connection for both street and race vehicles. JEGS offers a wide selection of hose and fittings from brands such as Russell Performance, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Aeroquip, Vibrant Performance, JEGS, and others. JEGS also offers many additional components to complete your plumbing project.

What Are the Different Types of Fuel Line Fittings?

Fuel line fittings are essential components of any vehicle's fuel system. They are designed to connect various parts of the fuel system, ensuring a secure and leak-free flow of fuel. There are several types of fuel line fittings available, each serving a specific purpose:

- **Compression Fittings:** Compression fittings are commonly used to connect rigid fuel lines. They consist of a threaded nut and a ferrule that compresses onto the fuel line, creating a tight seal.

- **Barbed Fittings:** Barbed fittings have serrated ends that grip onto the fuel line. They are often used with rubber or plastic fuel lines and are secured with hose clamps.

- **Quick Connect Fittings:** Quick connect fittings are designed for convenience and easy installation. They allow for the quick and tool-free connection and disconnection of fuel lines.

- **AN Fittings:** AN (Army-Navy) fittings are a standardized type of fitting often used in high-performance applications. They come in various sizes and are known for their reliability.

- **Push-Lock Fittings:** Push-lock fittings feature a push-to-connect design, making them easy to install. They are commonly used with push-lock style hoses.

- **Bulkhead Fittings:** Bulkhead fittings are used to pass a fuel line through a panel or firewall while maintaining a sealed connection.

The choice of fuel line fitting depends on factors like the type of fuel line, the application, and personal preference. It's important to select fittings that are compatible with the fuel line material and the specific needs of your vehicle's fuel system.

What Size Does Fuel Line Come In?

Fuel lines come in various sizes to accommodate different applications and fuel system requirements. The size of a fuel line is typically specified by its inner diameter (ID), and common sizes include:

- **5/16-inch (8mm):** This size is often used for smaller engines and low-pressure fuel systems.

- **3/8-inch (10mm):** Commonly used in many automotive applications, including most passenger vehicles.

- **1/2-inch (12mm):** Larger engines and high-performance vehicles may require this size to ensure an adequate fuel supply.

- **5/8-inch (16mm) and larger:** These sizes are typically used in heavy-duty and high-performance applications.

The choice of fuel line size depends on the fuel flow requirements of your engine, the pressure levels in your fuel system, and the compatibility with your chosen fittings. It's essential to select the right size to ensure proper fuel delivery and performance.

How Much Do Fuel Line Fittings Cost?

The cost of fuel line fittings can vary widely depending on factors such as the type, material, size, and brand. Here's a general price range to give you an idea:

- **Basic Fittings:** Basic fuel line fittings, such as barbed or compression fittings, are relatively affordable and can start at around $2 to $5 each.

- **Quick Connect Fittings:** Quick connect fittings designed for convenience and ease of use may range from $5 to $20 or more per fitting.

- **AN Fittings:** AN fittings, known for their high-performance applications, can be more expensive, starting at around $10 and going up significantly for specialized or larger sizes.

- **Bulkhead Fittings:** Bulkhead fittings designed for passing fuel lines through panels or firewalls can range from $5 to $20 or more each.

The total cost of fuel line fittings for your project will depend on the number of fittings needed and their type. It's advisable to invest in high-quality fittings that match your fuel line and system requirements to ensure reliability and safety.