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Old 03-16-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
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I am getting things together to install an M-Tuned fuel rail on a 2000 using AN fittings. I believe I have identified what is needed but would like others opinions. Here is my shopping list:

-6AN hose, 10'
2 each straight flare (-6AN to 3/8 pipe)
1 each 90* -6 swivel hose end for front of rail
1 each 45* -6 swivel hose end for rear of rail
1 each 3/8 barb to -6AN (male)
2 each straight -6 hose end
1 each -6 flare T-fitting

Am I missing anything?
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a grinder to make it fit on the head.
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Change your 3/8" barb to 5/16".
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Thanks for the heads-up. I wasn't absolutely sure of the barb-end size for the OEM fuel line.
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No problem. I'm in the midst of putting together my SS line list as well.
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Teflon fuel safe paste for the pipe threads.
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a grinder to make it fit on the head.
Why do you say that? I have one of these on the way ..
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Why do you say that? I have one of these on the way ..
The port on the underside of the fuel rail has to have it's edge grinded off in order to fit the '99+ (or just '99-'00?) heads. Otherwise, it won't fit correctly. You'll see when you try to bolt it up. I just test fitted mine the other day, it's not a lot that has to be removed, and fortunately it's on the underside where no one will see it, but it has to be done all the same.
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Got ya!
Thanks alot man. I was just going to be pissed. I am over working on this engine and need this F'er running..
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Change your 3/8" barb to 5/16".
Except for quick disconnect fittings I am having a hell of a time finding a 5/16 barb to 6AN. Do you have a source?
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Nope, hadn't done the shopping yet. The fuel lines are definitely 5/16", but 3/8" is not technically that much larger, only 1/16", IDK about using it though.
I see that they're not out there by doing a quick search. I found a 5/16" barb to 1/4" NPT male, that would let you use a 1/4" female to 1/4" female adapter, then a 1/4" male to -6AN male. More parts to make it work with a 5/16" barb.
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Yeah, I saw that also. I was hoping for elegance!
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No such luck unless someone has a lead on the correct barb.
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Nope, no 5/16 hose end barbs.
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Can someone tell me what the regular kit from Mtuned has in it??

I thought I was getting the install kit too when i bought this from some dude, but I didnt get it.

So I just need to know so my machinist can get the stuff for when I go to install this afternoon.. Thanks guys. Oh, 99 head if that matters..
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We supply custom made aluminum fittings which are 3/8Npt to 5/16 Barb. We can sell you a line kit if you require it. Just give us a call to order. (905)953-9260
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Nevermind.

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I can get brass 3/8NPT to 5/16 barb at my local hardware store. I want 5/16 barb to 6AN.





But, as in life, I guess we can't get everything we want.


I want M-tuned coolant reroute also!!!!!
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I want 5/16 barb to 6AN.
You can make it out of 2-3 fittings if you really need it.
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