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Nylon/plastic Fuel Line

#1 User is offline   malcolmrs2000 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

The one that goes from the sender to the pump. Where can I source some as the mechanic working on my car says it has been repaired in the past and worth replacing????


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:48 PM

I think the fuel feed pipe on a 3.0 is the same as a 2.0 or 1.6. Might it pay to contact Martin or one of the Capri Specialists and see if they have a good O/E one for sale.

If it's the fuel return pipe a 2.0 should be the same but 1.6's weren't fitted with these.

If these can't be sourced then it may be possible to re-do the repaired bits with unleaded/ethanol proof rubber hose but put 2 jubilee clips on each end of the join as a belt and braces to stop future leaks and perhaps secure them to the floor with a suitable "P" clip.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

https://www.advanced...73378-433-c.asp

i bought stuff from them to use on my build DIN/BS numbers are fine for fuel when i looked into it all

good little vid showing how to repair it/work with it

https://www.youtube....h?v=F6o-ZvLOQ7o


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:30 PM

I used injection hose for mine, supply and return. It’s an injection engine though and I also wanted it to be resistant to modern fuels.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:51 PM

Did you just buy a roll of pipe and reroute them??


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:04 PM

View Postmalcolmrs2000, on 15 April 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

Did you just buy a roll of pipe and reroute them??


Basically, yes. My rigid plastic fuel pipes were damaged during the rebuild so I had to search for alternatives. I just ended up using rubber injection hose that followed the original pipe route along the underside of the body and secured it using insulated P clips.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

If you want to keep the hard plastic lines (that generally last way longer than any rubber!) I recommend using air brake tubing from a truck. I have been using those as fuel lines since 1999 and they work great.

Any place that sell spare parts for heavy trucks should have the hose in 6 and 8 mm.

Gustaf


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:32 PM

View Posttherealpinto, on 16 April 2018 - 07:03 AM, said:

Any place that sell spare parts for heavy trucks should have the hose in 6 and 8 mm.
Gustaf

definitely Stanley R Harris ... :thumbup1:

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