Welcome to the article that gives in depth guidance on how to install braided hose fittings. What you read here can be applied to Stainless Steel braided hose, Aeroquip Startlite hose and Nylon braided hose and their respective hose fittings.
The IAG Performance Fuel Line kit is designed to work with the IAG Top Feed Fuel Rails and -6 Aeromotive FPR (Fuel Pressure Regulator). The kit includes black braided fuel lines, black hose fittings, black rail fittings, hose clamps, t-fitting and replacement fuel line quick disconnects.
In this video we go over the Sxth Element SS Braided Fuel line. The steps described below will aid you to installing all the different fuel lines on the market for the 1.6T. The customers car used for this install bought the Sxth Element SS Braided Fuel Line. We must say this is a high quality Fuel Line! We here at Kdm Tuners have installed the Fuel Line kits from all the supporting vendors. The Sxth Element line and fittings are hands down the easiest to deal with. With the crimped style hose ends and milled fittings, Its hard to imagine this Fuel Line would fail like others have.
The install will take a couple hours to complete with minimal tools. Messing with fuel can be a daunting task, but is relatively easy install. The install steps should be about the same from vehicle to vehicle.
Braided hoses are often necessary for high-pressure applications, such as power steering lines and some fuel systems. While OEM application hoses can be purchased assembled, sometime you have to build your own. Most NAPA Auto Parts Stores carry a wide variety of braided hoses and fittings, including the kind that you can install yourself.
There are three common types of these hose ends; compression, threaded, and crimp. Your application, hose type, and equipment will determine what you need to use. Hydraulic hose ends are called JIC or AN fittings. JIC ends are steel, AN fittings are aluminum. They are interchangeable as they both use 37-degree flares (DO NOT attempt to install a JIC or AN fitting onto a 45-degree line, it will ruin both lines and leak). AC hose ends come in several different types, all of which require O-rings to seal.
Power steering and brake lines require extreme pressure handling, over 2,000 psi. These hoses need the big machine. A/C hoses see much lower pressures, in the 150-300 psi range. These fittings can be assembled with a hand-operated crimping tool.
DIYers can build their own hoses using threaded-style braided hose end fittings that thread together. There is a threaded collar which slides or is threaded onto the hose, which is then pushed onto the main fitting and the assembly is threaded together. These work really well for all high-pressure applications such as power steering. These fittings are not available for A/C, which require crimped fittings. There are most common and easiest to work with hose ends for DIYers. Watch out for your fingers, as the stainless wires will get you and it hurts.
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Most of the braided stainless steel lines and fittings that you can buy actually have a rubber (EPDM or NBR) interior. Some competing products advertise a special coating on the inside of the rubber to make them resistant to ethanol and certain other chemicals. We think this is wrong wrong wrong. Why would you use a material that isn't 100% resistant to the chemicals in your application for absolutely no reason? Our PTFE lines are superior to our competitors rubber lines in every way and they cost less too!
These lines are made of high-quality PTFE on the inside that gives them high chemical and heat resistance, along with a braided stainless steel outside which gives them high durability, extreme pressure resistance, and a professional and high-tech appearance. They are smooth bore for optimal flow. Be careful when buying Braided Stainless Steel Hose because they are not all the same! Make sure yours are compatible with the fluid, pressure and temperature in your application.
Braided Stainless Steel PTFE lines like these are great for replacing many factory rubber hoses such as rubber fuel lines, brake lines, and clutch lines. PTFE does not deteriorate or bulge with age like rubber does, and has far superior chemical resistance. The stainless steel outside keeps the inner diameter uniform, allowing faster and more efficient fluid transfer (this means a firmer, more responsive pedal feel when replacing brake lines.) The stainless steel outside also keeps the lines looking shiny, new and professional all the time, and prevents damage to the inner hose.
Step 2: Use diagonal cutters to trim any excess stainless-steel braid from the end of the hose. Use compressed air to blow contamination out of the line before installing the fitting.
Step 8: Now spin the hose around and secure the socket-side of the fitting in the soft jaws. Use a smooth-faced open-end wrench or aluminum AN wrench to tighten the cutter-side of the fitting into the socket. Tighten until there is a gap of 1/16 inch between the nut on the cutter-side of the fitting and the socket-side of the fitting. Clean the fittings and rinse the inside of the completed hose with solvent before installing on the vehicle. Test the connection to twice the operating pressure before you put the fitting to use on track.
Instructions:Park truck on level surface, chock wheels & disconnect batteries. Caution: Wear leather gloves as braided hose ends are sharp at the cut location!Install engine side of hose that has the pre-installed fittings.Route hoses along the frame rail to the tank.Then trim the tank and fuel cooler side of hoses to length. When trimming wrap the hose with masking tape at cut location and use an angle grinder with abrasive cut off wheel for a smooth cut.Install hose ends onto hoses being careful not to expand the braided ends or poke yourself with the wire braid. Finally install hose ends onto tank and fuel cooler fittings.
I understand that this post was intended to help others, but this is terrible advice and should be taken down. The flare fitting on the factory hardline is SAE, meaning that the sealing surface is at 45 degrees. AN/JIC fittings use a 37 degree sealing surface. While the thread pitches match the two can NOT be used together. Information on this is readily available on the web or from any industrial hose supply shop.
Other companies that make the PTFE hose include TechAFX, which is also a carbon-impregnated PTFE hose but this is not convoluted. Because of the stiffer nature of PTFE, this non- convoluted line requires a larger bend radius than the convoluted material. Like the UltraPro, this SS braided hose also requires specific fittings that use a ferrule to seal to the fitting.
The IAG Performance Fuel Line kit is designed to work with the IAG Top Feed Fuel Rails and OEM FPR (Fuel Pressure Regulator). The kit includes black braided fuel lines, black hose fittings, black rail fittings, hose clamps, t-fittings and replacement fuel line quick disconnects. Certain applications include an IAG FPR adapter or new OEM FPR.
The Racetronix FLK-F98 deluxe fuel line kit includes every fuel system component required to upgrade the factory system from the tank to the motor. Racetronix QDF Quick-Disconnect (push-lock) PTFE hose fittings hook directly to the fuel module without the need for adapters.
This system is the perfect upgrade for almost any HP application since it eliminates all of the aging and restrictive factory components which are not Ethanol compatible. Having the regulator relocated to the engine compartment eliminates the pressure drop issues caused by the restrictive undersized factory regulator in the fuel module. (which must be bypassed upon installation if this system).
This is a DIY kit which doesn't come with instructions. Customers should have a thorough knowledge of their fuel system, the proper tools and technical qualifications to assemble this kit. Know your ability or seek qualified help. We do not take returns on installed parts.
These -6AN hose ends are made to be used with Russell Twist-Lok hose. Simply push these ends into the hose and you are done. No extra clamps are needed and no messy braided line to make installation challenging. Available in straight, 45 degree, and 90 degree angles.
Common Aeroquip and Stratoflex hoses used in aviation have pressure ratings that far exceed those required for fuel and oil lines where pressures rarely exceed 100 psi. However, brake systems will see much higher pressures. The best choices for flexible brake lines are the stainless steel covered Teflon hoses such as Aeroquip 666 or Stratoflex 124. In the small -3 size Aeroquip switches to a part number of 240-3, rather than 666. Aeroquip also makes a stainless/Teflon hose rated at 3000 psi designated as AE246. Hydraulic landing gear systems would be best served with the higher rated hose.
I cannot find a recommended service life for firesleeve material. Certainly, it should be replaced when its condition has deteriorated. The most common problems are heat or abrasion damage and fuel or oil soaking. A calendar life limit of 10 years seems reasonable for installation where usage is low such as we typically see with E/A-B.
Some hoses are the push-on type with no pressure requirement, or a very low one in the case of vacuum hoses. The crankcase vent hose is a good example of this type of hose. Vacuum hoses have now become nearly obsolete, but older planes (like mine) do still have such hoses. Here the main concerns are heat and fuel/oil resistance. Rubber hoses with stainless steel covering can be use in these cases if aesthetics is a major concern, but most people are satisfied with rubber fuel line-type hoses. These hoses work best with what are called barbed fittings. These fittings allow the hose to slip on fairly easily but prevent it from coming off. In all cases, some type of barb or bead should be incorporated to help prevent the hose joint from coming apart. Of course, hose clamps in conjunction with barbed fittings give the most security. 2b1af7f3a8