New Kombi?-things you should do and check

Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by Mordred, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The electric solenoid valve sounds like a better option as it may solve a few potential problems. I can't really see any benefits of a tap. Easier to just clamp the line.
     
  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    No tap on as original so no tap for me. Not something you need to address very often and the clamp works fine. Is it really a prob?
     
  4. Tin Bits

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    I installed the tap as unfortunately i cant leave my bus alone as far as working on it and i also have a hoist that makes life easy. When the bus needs a new filter or electric fuel pump having the availability to thrn the fuel off makes the jobs easy and once fitted i dont have to do it again.
     
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  5. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Now that's scary Brian.
     
  6. Big Dave 69

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    I have fitted the tap as well, will do a search to find the details. iPad nearly flat! Oops didn't see the link Grantus posted, I did exactly as per that thread including the tap that I got through a lawnmower shop.
     
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  7. chris taylor

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    I am not sure that fitting a tap as a measure of stopping a fire from spreading will work, who is going to get under a burning bus to try to turn of a tap, not me that's for sure, but as safety thing for changing hoses its a brilliant idea until, you have to change the hose from the tank to the tap. Then its back to square one. If there is one thing I am sure of , some one here will come up with a solution.
     
  8. Big Dave 69

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    Correct the tap isn't going to help prevent that fire but it does make the relocated filter change hassle free, which was located outside the hot engine bay to minimise a potential fire inducing failure. Put the correct hose on between tank & tap and it should last a long time as its not subjected to the engine bay heat.
     
  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    G/day B D 69. As I see it the correct hose for todays fuels would have to be any hose that is equal to a hose SAE J30 R9 This hose is apparently impervious to just about everything but have not yet done my research to find out where to get it and what sizes does it come in. If we have 5.5 and 7.5 fittings do we get a 5ml id or a 5.5 id, same with 7.5.what I mean is do we stretch it over or push it on loose and clamp.
     

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