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Today I had to do a repair to my fuel return line coming off of the VP at the pressure regulating banjo. The steel tube cracked where it is pressed into the banjo. I was 40 miles away from home, luckily I had an old washing machine hose, and some SS clamps in the truck. Made the repair and ordered the new part over night from Cummins. I pulled in, and smelled fuel, the customer standing out side my truck confirmed this :neutral: I am sure it happened from replacing the VP 44 2 times in a year, it did bend as I turned out the banjo bolt that last time, as I recall.

---------- Post added 03-10-2010 at 11:56 AM ---------- Previous post was 03-09-2010 at 05:27 PM ----------

Of course Cummins had to send the wrong part, it did how ever have the correct banjo for the 18MM bolt. So I bought same 5/16 compression unions, got out my tubing cutter and bender, and made it work. Now I feel I am ready for the 160 miles I have to go tomorrow.

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i replaced this line on a customers truck yesterday the correct cummins part number is 007c/3945707

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i replaced this line on a customers truck yesterday the correct cummins part number is 007c/3945707

Well the Cummins dealer sent me a fax, with the same one as mine, then he said it was a different part number, he did not have it in stock, and it was shipped from another branch, and I guess that is where the error happened? Oh well, it is just fine as it is.

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i replaced this line on a customers truck yesterday the correct cummins part number is 007c/3945707

Did it look like #14 in the illustration?

14..pdf

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Similar to this one... (Number 2)

Similar, but on my vp I have a 1/2 inch big line hose there now.

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Or... (Number 1)

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Looks like number 1, and broke just right of the arrow, where the steel tube is pressed in. It actually connects to line 2, on my truck it is a 3 or 4 inch tube with a braided connect, it is fasted to a bracket to the right, that goes to the banjo tube, that contiues to the tee in the back of the engine. Tube number 14 in the pdf.

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i don't know if it is just Cummins Southern Plains or not, but after both purchases(box of fleetgaurd filters and mopar's oring and shim's) they called me on my cell and asked a short questionnaire. it took less then 2 minutes and was done by a third party company. if i was you i would complain. #14 says "for sale" "yes".

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i don't know if it is just Cummins Southern Plains or not, but after both purchases(box of fleetgaurd filters and mopar's oring and shim's) they called me on my cell and asked a short questionnaire. it took less then 2 minutes and was done by a third party company. if i was you i would complain. #14 says "for sale" "yes".

I already cut the new line and made a permanent repair, I can not take any recourse now. I bought it from Cummins Northeast.

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