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Old September 24th, 2015, 08:35 AM
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Fuel Line Olive Nut Removal

Does anyone have any tips on removing the existing olive nut on the fuel lines? I need to replace the nut behind it.
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Dremel?
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Old September 24th, 2015, 08:43 AM
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I was thinking about that but I am worried ill catch the line with it...
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I'm interested to see the razor blade trick but I've always just carefully used a dremel or hacksaw.

You do want to be careful not nick the line but I somehow always do just a little bit. And they never leak so I guess it isn't really a problem and I still do them that way
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What is the razor blade trick exactly? Use the razor blade to make a relief in the soft copper that wont go through the steel line?
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Post 1 does not mention a metal fuel line.
Since I deal with diesels all the lines are plastic, but many of the connections use a copper or brass olive.
The razor blade is to cut through the plastic line just behind the olive.
Obviously, this is not applicable with metal lines.
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