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AN hook-up question.

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Well after spending all F%$%$#%$#%$ing day plumbing my fuel line with 8 AN braided hose, my question is do you guys use a sealer on the AN and NPT fittings? I think I didn't on my last set-up and had no leaks but wanted everyone's opinion. There is nothing worse than trying to cut that damn hose without it fraying, and then putting the nipple on without pushing the hose out. I taped the hose, tried hack-saw, Dremmel, and finally hose cutters which worked the best, but still had some fraying. I'm not so sure how well the fittings are on, but I guess I'll find out when I fire the motor up. I hate braided hose an AN fitings. I'm ready to go back to rubber hose and clamps!!
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I wrap the hose really tight with masking tape where I'm going to cut it. Then I put it in a vice with the cut line just next to the jaws of the vice and cut it with a sharp hacksaw. After I take off the tape there is virtually no fraying of the steel. But, just to make sure it is all good, I take a pair of metal snips and trim the very edge of the cut, sort of like a beveled edge. On the fitting, I just use a few drops of oil to help it all go together.
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