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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.

The Benefits of Buying Fittings And Hose Connectors

Purchasing performance fuel injection lines and fittings as well as hose for your car, truck, or SUV provides a lot of benefits. These include a safe and secure connection to provide years of leak-free service for your vehicle. On the track, racing lines help protect the driver in the event of an accident by being made stronger. Upgrading the stock hose or hardline with braided line helps it to last longer, add more protection from leaks, and improve the looks for show vehicles. Braided line is available in stainless steel or black nylon. JEGS offers a wide selection of fittings and hose to customize your vehicle.

Customer Questions About Fittings & Hose Connectors

Buying quality fittings and hose can be overwhelming and confusing. There are many different factors to consider when shopping fittings and hose connectors including different brands, prices, warranties, performance capabilities, and much more. If the vehicle will be on the track, race line is preferred, and may even be required. Because there are many options available as well as JEGS fittings, it is important to do your research and get all your questions answered prior to making a final purchase. If you are trying to learn more about automotive fittings and hose connections, we can help you along the way. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about fittings and hose:

Q. How To Fix A Leaking Fuel Line Connector

If you have a leaking fuel line connector, the first and preferred option is to replace either the fuel line connector or the line that contains it. This will make replacement the easiest and most trouble-free connection. If this is not an option, safely disconnect the leaking connector and inspect it for the reason it is leaking. If it contains a seal that needs to be replaced, locate and repair the connection with a new one. Inspection will usually reveal why the connector is leaking. It is not recommended to use sealants or products that patch up a leak as these will not work for very long and could get into the fuel system and clog it or break, causing a potential fire hazard while driving. Race car fuel lines may be an option to upgrade and replace the existing line. If you have a leaking hard line in between connectors, a brass compression fitting can be used to connect the break after cutting and cleaning it. JEGS offers a large number of fuel lines and fittings.

Q. How To Install Fuel Line Connector

There are many different styles of automotive fuel line connectors for your car, truck, suv, or race vehicle. If the version you have is for a high pressure fuel injection hose then it should connects to a hardline, installation is fairly easy. You push the fuel line adapter on the end of the hose onto the hard line until an audible click is heard. The connection is completed. If you are using AN fittings, the hose end connector attaches to the stainless braided or nylon hose differently. The fitting is held carefully in place in a vise with the help of a Vise Jaw Protector to prevent it from scratching. The hose is then installed with a push-and-twist action until it is seated all the way onto the outside of the hose. The inner part of the fitting is then lubricated and pushed into the hose and then tightened to the other piece. Care must be taken to ensure that when assembling, the fuel line fitting doesn't "walk" off of the hose. Once the hose end is tightly connected, it can then be installed onto a matching fitting of a component by using aluminum AN fitting wrenches to prevent scratching. A large variety of JEGS AN fittings are available to meet your needs.

Q. How To Remove Fuel Line Connectors

There are many different types of fuel line connectors. If the connector you are trying to remove is a quick release design made from plastic, from a high pressure fuel injection hose, a fuel disconnect tool is required. It works by simply pushing the tool in between the connector and the line, which releases the lock. The connector then will release from the line. If you are working with AN fittings. The connector is removed from the end of the hose differently. Aluminum wrenches are used to separate the fitting as it is two pieces. The inner part of the fitting will be released by a pull and twist motion. The outer part of the fitting comes off of the hose with the same type of method. JEGS offers a wide variety of fuel line adapter fittings

Q. How To Replace A Fuel Line Connector

If the fuel line fittings you are trying to replace is a quick connect design, part of a high pressure fuel injection line assembly, the solution is to replace the complete line. If you are working with AN fittings. The fuel fittings are removed from the end of the hose differently. Aluminum wrenches are used to separate the fitting as it is two pieces. The inner part of the fitting will be released by a pull and twist motion. The outer part of the fitting comes off of the hose with the same type of method. To install the new fitting, it is held in place in a vise with the help of a Vise Jaw Protector to prevent it from scratching. The hose is then installed with a push-and-twist action until it is seated all the way onto the outside of the hose. The inner part of the fitting is then lubricated and pushed into the hose and then tightened to the other piece. Care must be taken to ensure that when assembling, the connector doesn't "walk" off of the hose. Once the hose end is tightly connected, it can then be installed onto a matching fitting of a component by using aluminum AN fitting wrenches to prevent scratching. JEGS offers a large selection of braided fuel lines and fittings

Q. How To Hook Up A Fuel Cell With Three Fittings On Top

On top of a fuel cell are fittings that are available for many different applications. In every case, one of the fittings must act as a vent to relieve pressure as fuel exits the fuel cell. The vent can also be combined with the roll-over valve, which prevents fuel from leaking out of the fuel cell, should the vehicle end up inverted. However, when the vehicle is upright, the check ball in the roll over vent is in the open position, allowing the fuel cell to breathe. If the vehicle fuel system requires a return back to the fuel cell (such as when used with a high pressure fuel pump), the other fitting is used for the returning fuel for recirculation. Any unused fittings on top of the fuel cell should be capped.

Q. Can't Find The Fittings And Hose You Are Looking For?

A JEGS expert is ready to answer your questions and help you find the fittings and hose that you require for your specific application.