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denty225

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fuel line
« on: 17:14, Sat 06 August 2011 »
If  iremove the fuel line that goes to the carb will fuel freely flow from whatever it's attached to at the other end? It needs replacing cos it's burn half through!

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #1 on: 17:19, Sat 06 August 2011 »
You will only have fuel coming out the pipe when the car is running
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Re: fuel line
« Reply #2 on: 18:08, Sat 06 August 2011 »
Ok, good. Thanks.

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #3 on: 21:01, Sat 06 August 2011 »
Perc fan is now in the bin. It had been disconnected anyway so no point having it in there. The protection for the fuel line is in a pretty bad state:

Thats burnt through that is!
I was interrupted by the ball 'n' chain before I got the fuel line off, but it aint good! How the hell do I get down there to attach the new one anyway?

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #4 on: 23:19, Sat 06 August 2011 »
That doesn't look like the correct ducting for the fuel line? It just looks like a rubber hose?

It will probably be easier to attach the fuel line from underneath the car.

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #5 on: 08:57, Sun 07 August 2011 »
yup its easier to play with the fuel pressure reg from underneath or with the osf wheel off

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #6 on: 17:21, Sun 07 August 2011 »
I was just abot to do that when the wife started moaning! Can anyone tell me what size the pipe is so I can order some ready for when I next have time?

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #7 on: 21:23, Wed 10 August 2011 »
Got the pipe off. Not pretty:

It was melted a bit and very brittle. A little pressure and:

It cracked wide open. New one on the way. I hope the car starts again after!

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #8 on: 22:55, Wed 10 August 2011 »
Ouch!

Make sure to keep the new one tied up out the way of anything hot. That looks like it was an accident waiting to happen.

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #9 on: 08:19, Thu 11 August 2011 »
8mm id ring's a bell.


As Ash Says that looks like an accident waiting to happen  :(

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #10 on: 23:21, Thu 11 August 2011 »
I know the hose that joins the metal line to the fuel pressure regulator under the car is 10mm id.

The pipe going to the carb is a touch smaller, so 8mm id sounds about right.  :idea:

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #11 on: 16:23, Fri 12 August 2011 »
I measured it, it was 6mm id. Just got to fit the new on e now.

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #12 on: 20:41, Sat 13 August 2011 »
Fitted new pipe this morning. Got car running again. 10 minutes later discovered that I did'nt quite clear the manifold and burnt a hole in the new pipe! New new pipe now routed weel out of the way and all is well.

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Re: fuel line
« Reply #13 on: 21:19, Sat 13 August 2011 »
I normally route pipe up against or behind the brake resouivor pipes so it says clear from the manifold.
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