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Old 06-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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Twisted fuel return during blue spring install

I am embarrassed to say it, but I managed to twist the return fuel line when I was completing the install of the blue spring update. At this point it isn't leaking and it isn't completely blocked, but I couldn't get my hands on a new line on a Saturday evening. Is this an issue that I should address asap? I was able to find an OEM replacement for less than $40.00. How do you disconnect the top portion of this line from the lower half? Is it the regular fuel line disconnect that ford uses on gas engine and ac lines?

Regarding the blue spring update, there seemed to be a black plastic piece as well as a couple washers that I didn't seem to need. Any ideas?

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I just did this too haha. Found a OEM for 37 bucks at the dealer. The top section is removed from the return line with just a normal fuel line disconnect tool. Unhook the little metal connector first byhand.
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So you disconnect right above the flexible portion of the line correct? There is a junction just above that point, is that where you use the fuel line disconnect tool? What size was it by chance? What little metal connector are you talking about?

Did you use all of the parts that came in the blue spring kit?
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So you disconnect right above the flexible portion of the line correct? There is a junction just above that point, is that where you use the fuel line disconnect tool? What size was it by chance? What little metal connector are you talking about?

Did you use all of the parts that came in the blue spring kit?
I used all the parts, none left over.

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I used the blue spring, brass fitting that the spring seats in, the little plastic piece with the black rubber gasket that goes above, and then the new cover with new gasket already installed. I also used the brown gasket where the fitting attached to the new cover. I had a black plastic piece as well as two rubber orings left over.

Any ideas?
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I did my blue spring upgrade about 300 miles ago on my 05 and also had the same pieces left over. I have had no issues, I can only assume that some years have a different style. I liked like it should fit in the bottom where the spring goes, maybe some years had a larger bore with the plastic insert, that part is just a guess tho.

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I used the blue spring, brass fitting that the spring seats in, the little plastic piece with the black rubber gasket that goes above, and then the new cover with new gasket already installed. I also used the brown gasket where the fitting attached to the new cover. I had a black plastic piece as well as two rubber orings left over.

Any ideas?
I took all the old worn parts out, and replaced them with the new parts. I did not see any reason to leave old parts in the regulator. The orings were worn and hard, the brass piece was dirty and worn, and the fuel line oring were somewhat flat.

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I took everything out that I could find that came new in the kit. I could locate that black plastic piece that appears as if it was made to house the brass fitting. I also had two o rings left over that were just smaller than the brown one that went on the fuel bowl side of the adapter between the regulator cover and the return line. My question is if these pieces are needed or not?
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I took everything out that I could find that came new in the kit. I could locate that black plastic piece that appears as if it was made to house the brass fitting. I also had two o rings left over that were just smaller than the brown one that went on the fuel bowl side of the adapter between the regulator cover and the return line. My question is if these pieces are needed or not?
I've heard this story before, my 04 needed all the parts. If you replaced the old parts you had with new ones, I suppose you are ok. :thumbup: I dont know why this happens. I was answering your original question.

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