You can get away with it on the return line but you'll need to use a compression union on the supply making sure the filter is clamped tight so there's no movement.
That Dorman fuel filter with EFI fuel line & fuel line clamps wouldn't be an acceptable fix?You can get away with it on the return line but you'll need to use a compression union on the supply making sure the filter is clamped tight so there's no movement.
This one maybe?I would suggest a fix like this one:
Dorman Products - 800-153STEEL FUEL LINE REPAIR KIT. 3/8 IN. x 18 IN. w/16mm FITTING.www.dormanproducts.com
I think they have a shorter one, for slightly less money.
You might need a separate compression fitting to mate it to the existing fuel line.
What you have described above was the way I had been thinking would be the quickest & the easiest....that said, for my '12 3500, I replaced the short flexible sections of the fuel line for my '12 3500 (same fuel system/pressure) with fuel pressure line and fuel injector clamps, and it also has been fine for the couple months since I did it.
Actually, the line that broke (engine side of filter) was only badly rust right close to the fitting tor the fuel filter. I used a hacksaw blade to remove about 2" of rusty section & now I have pretty clean line where I need to connect to. But I am still leaning towards fuel injection line & I could double clamp it with fuel line clamps on both ends of the splice.If your lines are rusty, IDK how well either the compression fitting or hose will work (hose is probably more likely to work ok in this case).
Gotcha. I'll make the splice as short as possible & push as much flexible fuel line over as much of the rigid 3/8" line as possible.The fix I did w hose (replacing the flexible hose section of the fuel lines) is slightly different than your situation, in that the lines had a retention/sealing crimp on the ends for the hose to push over, and weren't just straight tubes like you have.
More rust I’d assume.Just a quick follow up:
the Dorman 55180 is also known as the Dorman 800-153 that Davester suggested. It's not a bad little kit for $10.39 (from rockauto.com) it is 18" long & comes with two compression fittings & a union that could be used to join two female fittings.
But I've got other problems. . . .