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big@l

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corroded fuel pipe
« on: 10:53, Sat 31 December 2011 »
Hi Gents,

my fuel line from the pump/filter has corroded through. I have some copper pipe that is the same size (I think)

will it be suitable or will I need to get proper fuel lines?

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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #1 on: 13:43, Sat 31 December 2011 »
It should be ok to use
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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #2 on: 17:00, Sat 31 December 2011 »
cheers  :wink:

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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #3 on: 17:41, Mon 09 January 2012 »
I wouldent use any sort of metal pipe as a fuel line  :shock: !!,if i was you replace it with good quality rubber/braided fuel hose its not even expensive.

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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #4 on: 19:18, Mon 09 January 2012 »
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I wouldent use any sort of metal pipe as a fuel line  :shock: !!,if i was you replace it with good quality rubber/braided fuel hose its not even expensive.

The cars rolled out the factory with metal fuel lines, they travel the complete distance along the underside of the car.

Mine corroded and leaked at where it's closest to the chassis rail, quite a weak area i suppose if you use the type of axel stands that 'cup' chassis rails as you can easily give the fuel lines a bit of a knock.

I couldn't source a used set of pipes, they all looked as bad if not worse then mine and i didn't fancy the hassle of replacing the whole section and messing about bending etc.

I just chopped the bad section off and fitted the correct type of fuel hose.

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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #5 on: 20:25, Tue 10 January 2012 »
Have had a look on flea bay and there is braided fuel hose on there, however I think I would rather go to a dealer, rather than buy off the bay, after all it is transporting a volatile liquid, and get some that is manufactured to the relevant standards  :)

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Re: corroded fuel pipe
« Reply #6 on: 22:40, Tue 10 January 2012 »
replaced both my fuel lines with 8mm microbore copper pipe same stuff you get from homebase/wickes, does the job nicely never had a problem with it