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Old 02-02-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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Installed the Accufab TB/Plenum in my 97 GT. While maneuvering things around I managed to break the plastic vacuum lines. Not sure if they were brittle from the old or just old age but they broke with little effort. I have tubing and electrical tape over them for now. What's the best way to get these replaced? Someone was suggesting to just use rubber hose. Can't just go to a Ford dealer here in Japan. Thanks in advance.
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You can usually buy that plastic tubing at an auto parts store. In the past, I've removed all of the old brittle tubing from the rubber connectors and then glued them back onto the new tubing with CA (Krazy glue).

So there are, absolutely, no Ford dealerships in Japan?
That doesn't seem fair...
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There are Mazda dealers that will sell Ford parts at a significant increase. I bought a replacement radiator cap and it was like $30.
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Yikes!!!
Bring one of the vacuum lines to the auto parts store and see if they have any of that plastic tubing.
They may even have the connectors.
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Seriously doubt it but I will check. The auto parts stores over here are tailored to styling a car out and not fixing it. Look up Autobacs on google. Almost have to go to a dealer for everything.
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Yeah. They don't do a lot of repairing over there do they?
Everyone pretty much just buys a new car when it won't pass emissions testing?
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Once a car passes ten years it becomes extremely expensive to maintain. They tax it to death. I'm the exception as a military personnel over here.
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Whatever the home depot equivilant is out there, get some PVC pipe, rig it in with heater hose. Seriously, it'll work just fine and shouldn't melt.

Failing that you could have a relative back in the states buy what you need and ship it to you MilAir.
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