[Es2] [urq] Fuel Fitting enigma
p.carlier at pandora.be
Thu Apr 2 08:18:20 PDT 2009
To make a long story short .
I ended up machining a part in stainless to make this connection .
And I'm in europe , where metric parts are far more common then
in the US .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at verizon.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>; <es2 at audifans.com>
Cc: <urq at audifans.com>; "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 5:13 PM
Subject: [urq] Fuel Fitting enigma
> I have searched now for days for what should be a trivial part. I am
> trying to mate
> fuel rail from 200Q20V to Coupe Q with formerly 7A engine. Most of the
> other Audis all
> have two fuel connections to and from the tank that are 14mm X 1.5
> "inverted" flare or
> ball flare. In this case however, one line is 16mm x 1.5 same type of
> fitting. It is
> the type shown here: http://web.mit.edu/kcedrone/www/mefi/plumbing_ID.pdf
> but the NUT
> is M16x1.5 thread instead of 14mm.
> I was hoping to find a single fitting to minimize connections - a fitting
> that would
> adapt the 16mm fitting to the 14mm line to the fuel rail. The fitting
> would have a 16mm
> X1.5 inverted flare (female) on one side and a 14mm x 1.5 male flare on
> the other.
> The closest solution I have found so far is a 16mm Female metric with
> O-ring to -6 AN.
> I'd then have to convert back to 14mm flare using no less than 3 fittings
> in-between or
> having to make up a custom line. None of this will be as slick or safe as
> the nice
> braided SS factory lines with single adaptor in between.
> I looked at many of the good sources that were provided and really not
> finding an
> obvious solution. There is probably a shop that handles esoteric Bosch
> fittings like
> what I'm looking for. I must have 100's of different adaptors in my bins
> and even one
> that is close - only it is 14mm female, not 16mm. Some other adaptors I
> have are
> flat-faced or tube, so don't think this is ideal for a positive seal.
> Without going into further details, I'm hoping someone has an ideal
> fitting I'm looking
> for or knows where to get one.
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