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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by indr, May 11, 2013.
1.4" fuel line is really hard to come by...but .25" http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/bingfuel.php?clickkey=32455 is what i've been using
Mcmaster-Carr pn 5046k13 will do. Its 1/4"id Tygon, compatible with gas, clear and inexpensive.
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.
+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.
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.
They have grey as well.
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.
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.
You sure it's not 6MM?
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.
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.