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Old 05-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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1/4" ID Fuel Line

I had to replace the fuel inlet on the carbs. The new brass inlet's OD is a bit small than the OEM plastic one's.

So, I need a new fuel line of 1.4" inside diameter. I think the OEM line is made out of neoprene.

I asked for 1/4" inch fuel line at the dealership and they brought out clear PVC tubing that I've read hardens and cracks after a while.

The local auto parts place only carries plain rubber lines, which I heard rots after a while due to additives in modern gasoline.

What are my options?

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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1.4" fuel line is really hard to come by...but .25" http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=32455 is what i've been using
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Mcmaster-Carr pn 5046k13 will do. Its 1/4"id Tygon, compatible with gas, clear and inexpensive.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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McM...Carr does not ship to Canada. Go to a boat shop or a small motor repair place, either should have what you need.

I really don't see a problem with rubber line as long as it is fuel rated.Specs are 30R07 for regular fuel line,30R09 rated for fuel injection and 30R10 is submersible for in tank use. Sheesh BMW and others have been using rubber lines for a very long time, they don't seem to fail from gasoline.The ones I have at home submerged in the Ethanol test jar haven't failed yet either.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:26 AM   #5
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+1 on the Tygon. Motion Pro do the 1/4" in black or clear, and several online stores will supply 3ft lengths.
It isn't 100% unaffected by modern gas but lasts better than most other fuel hose I've tried with the possible exception of the very costly Gates SAE30R10 product.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:55 AM   #6
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Go to a Briggs/Stratton small engine shop and get the .44 OD X.25 ID small engine fuel tube that they sell in lengths. This stuff is designed to work with Ethanol fuels and is also pliable and small OD.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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Motion Pro do the 1/4" in black or clear, and several online stores will supply 3ft lengths.
+1

They have grey as well.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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In a pinch I needed a length. I found the home depot small engine repair display had a 12'' lengths for sale. Very convenient.

I now keep it in the tool roll for emergencies.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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I use the Fuel Injection rated rubber lined hose. It lasts a couple years longer than the plain rubber fuel hose. Seems to be a bit more flexible before it kinks off the fuel supply as well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:29 AM   #10
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You sure it's not 6MM?
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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You sure it's not 6MM?
Using a digital caliper, I measured ~.26-.28" on the old hose (expanded opening over the years).

I just picked up a couple feet of Gates Barricade fuel line. Will try and repost.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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+1 on the Tygon. Motion Pro do the 1/4" in black or clear, and several online stores will supply 3ft lengths.
It isn't 100% unaffected by modern gas but lasts better than most other fuel hose I've tried with the possible exception of the very costly Gates SAE30R10 product.
I bought some Motion Pro at my local Honda dealer, and the box said it was resistant to all fuel types, including ethanol.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #13
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I bought some Motion Pro at my local Honda dealer, and the box said it was resistant to all fuel types, including ethanol.
That's what it says on the box, but I used some in my Aprilia Mille R tank for breather and drain runs (this model of R has two lines that run from the filler cap area to 2 stubs at the bottom of the tank) and after a year the hose was quite soft and felt fairly slimy, which would indicate to me it was starting to degrade. This is with California fuel.

On the other hand the Gates R10 hose I used for the fuel pump was unaffected. I wrote to Motion Pro with my observations but heard nothing back.

That having been said, the MP hose was the best I found outside of the Gates product.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #14
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Not had any degrading problems with the MP Tygon stuff. After 5 years, I have seen it harden up a bit, but that's it. It's all we stock in the shop.
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