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    Default Fuel line, hard or soft?

    I'm tracing a diesel leak (yellow) in my newly acquired SIII.
    Can someone tell me if this line (in RED) should be a hardline with a banjo fitting or if the soft hose that's installed is correct.

    TIA, cheers.
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    The 'pipe' outlined in red looks correct to me but what's circled in yellow suggests that there's a crimp in the nylon hose, which may B affecting its operation adversely. U might B able to "remove" the crimp by taking the hose off and heating it up VERY gently with a heat gun or hair dryer, being supercareful not to get it too hot (!!!) When U straighten it U could "reshape" it GENTLY with a pair of pliers and 2 half sections of slightly-larger steel tubing that acts as a jig, removing the pressure on them once everything's cooled. This part of the hose will probably be vulnerable to crimping again; if I were making the [hack] 'repair' I would lockwire the 'jigs' in place to act as a long-term splint. Lots of medical terms there; I used 2 work in the O.R. Now I keep old Land-Rovers alive for a living. In my own O.R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles1943 View Post
    The 'pipe' outlined in red looks correct to me but what's circled in yellow suggests that there's a crimp in the nylon hose, … In my own O.R.
    Thanks For the reply Doc!
    Had a chance to look at it a bit more.
    As soon as I touched that line it popped off. What looks like a kink is a tear.
    Looking at the diagram for it, both a soft line and hard line fittings are shown.

    I’ll buy a length of 3/16” fuel line and see what happens.

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