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Summit AN fitting problems


Polish
Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349714 posted 06/14/06 07:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
OK so I just bought a bunch of these for my oil cooler and fuel system. I made my oil lines tonight for the oil cooler. I install them both and one isn't to my liking. I have lots of -8 left so I cut a new one which I like much better. As I start to take apart the fittings on the previous line they basically self destroy. All the inner threads stripped. Theres like 20$ down the drain. I thought AN fittings were reusable? I am guessing most are but this is the price I pay for buying the "cheap" ones.

I am going to stop at the local race shop on the way home tomorrow and get replacements. The thing is I have to assemble a few fuel lines and I am assuming I have to get them all right on the first try or else the fittings are ruined. I mean they went together fine, the last few turns were fairly hard but I kind of expected that. I tightened them until there was a small gap as suggested by many posts I have read. Thoughts?




Edit- Just looked on the Summit site. Re-read the fine print. The Aeroquip brand 20$ 90 degree fitting says "Reusable", the 13$ Summit brand 90 degree fitting, does NOT. I just assumed they would all be the same. Oh well, I ASSumed wrong as usual.



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Edited by Stanford (06/14/06 07:49 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349749 posted 06/14/06 08:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the heads up, now I know when I go to buy mine!



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Polish
Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349750 posted 06/14/06 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No problem, I prefer learning from others mistakes too. To bad I always end up learning from mine.

However I will say my Air Powered angle grinder cut the AN line easily and the ends were clean. They went in the fittings with very little effort. I tried a hacksaw and first and it promptly got put away. That would have taken years.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349757 posted 06/14/06 09:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have summit lines on my car, NEVER again, they are junk, the anodizing rubbed off. Ill be redoing that when I complete my fuel system.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349766 posted 06/14/06 10:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh now you tell me. I have summit fitting on my fuel pump sending unit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349768 posted 06/14/06 10:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wouldnt quite say their structural integrity is less then acceptable but the visual aspects are shit. I have posted it several times that the summits fittings are junk..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 349787 posted 06/14/06 11:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I hated the Summit fittings but had good luck with the Jegs fittings. They are different.

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