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Old 03-03-2009, 09:04 PM
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Vacuum Line help...

Need to know a good replacement for vacuum lines on my 2000 5.4 i have a couple leaky plastic ones short of going through retard parts guys at ford and getting SCREWED since my town is crooked...
it's the little plastic ones i am dealing with can I use just a rubber hose? any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:13 PM
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yup you can just sleeve them with rubber hose.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:36 PM
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your the man man!! lol i was hopin it was that simple. Thank you so much!
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:43 AM
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Dip the sleeve in lacquer thinner before sliding it over the existing. Those will most likely leak if you don't.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:12 AM
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Just get the small vacuum hose. Think it is 3/32 in. It is tight enough to stay put.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:27 AM
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i was contemplating using shrink tube lol, in theory it would work but.... that is a theory lol
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JayPhoenix View Post
i was contemplating using shrink tube lol, in theory it would work but.... that is a theory lol
You probably could lol - Haven't tried that one

Nah, better shrink her right. Cut a piece of standard 1/8 inch inner diameter vacuum hose approximately 25 mm (1 inch) longer than the damaged area.

Cut off the mini-tube vacuum hose on each side of the damaged area.

Dip the mini-tube hose ends in commercially available lacquer/paint thinner containing Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK). This solvent will seal the mini-tube in the vacuum hose. All lacquer thinners have the goods. Other type paint thinners may not.



Shake the service joint after assembly to ensure the solvent is dispersed.

Test the system for a vacuum leak in the repair area. Use the Vacuum Pump if you have one. You'll be surprise how well this works.

Good Luck

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:17 PM
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Thanks jbrew, thats the kind of answer i was hoping for :P lol. (pretty picture...)
Anyway just to update no vacuum leak found any where soap tested and everything.... must be another issue, checking other possible problems...
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