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fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by james butler » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:00 pm

says in the ad its application is in air and fuel?
could this be a suitable alternative to the steel lines??
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/air-hose/4834970/


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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by mr.brown » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Could be.

Thinkauto.com told me they could mould nylon lines to the exact shape of the factory ones - with the correct metal ends - provided they had a perfect set to copy,



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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by chopperoli » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:55 pm

I would be nervous to be responsible for such a choice, if there was an accident and they find you bought air hose for cheapness or whatever

Consider might E5 or E10 fuel weaken the material, could the ethanol degrade harden or soften it over time, will it one day burst and end life as we know it?

I think the best people to talk to will be cohpro.com



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Post by james butler » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:51 am

totally agree chopperoli
im not trying to go for cheapness im trying to go for reliability and ease of fitment.
unfortunately trying to find the correct pipe is harder than it looks


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Post by essextom » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 pm

james, try mark carter (classic vw uk), he sells the mk1 golf lines which im pretty sure are the same.


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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by james butler » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:26 pm

chopperoli wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:06 pm
how about this one
https://www.cohpro.com/polyamide-tube-1 ... black.html
looks good but its a bit on the large side
thanks though


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Post by james butler » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:27 pm

essextom wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 pm
james, try mark carter (classic vw uk), he sells the mk1 golf lines which im pretty sure are the same.
cheers tom
i did have a look but its just a faff getting steel lines back in without getting the car really high off the ground.
i just thought a plastic substitute would be an easier option.


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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by essextom » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:41 am

james butler wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:27 pm
essextom wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 pm
james, try mark carter (classic vw uk), he sells the mk1 golf lines which im pretty sure are the same.
cheers tom
i did have a look but its just a faff getting steel lines back in without getting the car really high off the ground.
i just thought a plastic substitute would be an easier option.
if u want easy just get some braided hose and run that.


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Re: fuel pipe upgrade?

Post by james butler » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:04 am

essextom wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:41 am
james butler wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:27 pm
essextom wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 pm
james, try mark carter (classic vw uk), he sells the mk1 golf lines which im pretty sure are the same.
cheers tom
i did have a look but its just a faff getting steel lines back in without getting the car really high off the ground.
i just thought a plastic substitute would be an easier option.
if u want easy just get some braided hose and run that.
i have a load of that at home my bro gave me but it has started to crack and perish internally allready :shock:
so i havent botherd with it.
i did look at the expensive stuff that you have to put propper coneections on but it was so expensie for all the fittings.
no worries i will keep looking about.
thanks though tom


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