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Carbie fuel line connection problem.

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by jae, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. jae

    jae New Member

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    So long story short the fuel line popped off one of the carbies while i was on the road tonight and sprayed petrol over everything. No fire and everything seems to have survived, panic subsiding.

    So my issue is that the small brass tube that the fuel line clamps to on the carb has come loose from it's housing. It was still held in the fuel line by the small hose clamp. I pushed it back in and it seems to have seated alright but i'm quite concerned that it will fall out again. Is there anyway of fixing that brass tube in there? Should i try to pinch it in there with a gentle tap or maybe some sort of glue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Put a hose clamp on the fuel line and wire around the clamp and to the carby.
    Maybe rough up the tube and refit so that it is more secure in the carby body also.
     
  3. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    I think if i was you, i would purchase new fuel line and clamps and fit all new lines. You have just been warned, without any major prob.
     
  4. Old Dubber

    Old Dubber Active Member

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    jae,

    Come over to my place at Everton Hills and I will run a "knurl" on the tube for you.
    This will help keep it tight in the carb.

    Grahame
     
  5. jae

    jae New Member

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    How often should fuel lines be replaced? I don't did them about 2 maybe 3 years ago now, they seem alright, definitely better than the ones that were on there.

    Grahame, that would be great but i don't want you to go to any trouble. Would the seal between the metals still be ok with the knurl there?
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Its a great offer, and a great solution. Do it!
     
  7. Old Dubber

    Old Dubber Active Member

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    Jae,

    Has it leaked since my fix?
     
  8. jae

    jae New Member

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    Looks like it's holding well. Just like a new one. Thanks again for all your help Grahame, the high beams are still working too so i am one happy kombi driver.
     
  9. Kombipete

    Kombipete Member

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    use loctite to glue it into place, then with a hammer and punch, gently tap around the carb to 'press' it into place. Then reattach fuel line with clamp and as stated earlier, use wire to wrap around
     
  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Belt and braces is better that a cooked Kombi!
     
  11. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    I agree use wire to them in.
     
  12. jae

    jae New Member

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    They have been knurled, locktited and wired in. Im pretty confident they're going to stay put.
     
  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you been drinking doc? agree use wire to them in, or wire to them to use wire or?
    I understand thou because!
     
  14. ttmck

    ttmck Super Moderator Staff Member

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