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Questions re fuel hose & car seats

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Kombi-KupL, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  2. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    I ordered 9.5mm (3/8), they invoiced 9.5mm (3/8), they delivered 10mm.
    PR
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Volksdoktor sell these ABA or Norma clamps.

    Or you can buy in bulk here https://www.autopartswholesalers.com.au/products/hose-clamps/norma/aba-small-bore-hose-clips.

    The genuine VW clamps are best but they are single use only which can be a pita.
     
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  4. 1500king

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    I supply 7mm contitech (OE spec but with rubber upgrade) and have it on the 20m roll. Perfect fit on all breather lines.
     
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    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. Been importing and using the braided Contitech hose for years. The difference to the Cohline and Topran junk is like observing the difference between night and day. The problem is that most of the parts and repair industry only stock the latter two. Crap is crap.
     
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    1500king Well-Known Member

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    I hear you re the mobile phones !! lol! Pmsl!

    The "5.5" hose is actually 5mm. It's a lovely snug fit on the carbs.

    The other big problem as you know with engine fires is those brass fittings coming out of the carbs. I've lost count of the ones I've checked and were all loose.
     
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  7. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Decent EFI hose doesn't come any smaller than 1/4", which is too big for the carb fittings. Closest is 3/16 Gates barricade carb hose which is what I'd use on a standard setup if I couldn't get what i'm currently using.
     
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  8. Ijam

    Ijam Active Member

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    This is an interesting read, I am definitely not a fan re braided hose for fuel or brakes, it’s the core that’s important ie mix of Nylon with a European or Au standards mark attached.
     

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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    It's good that so many people are now talking about fuel hoses and and the important role they play ,and what the consequence are should they fail. My thoughts are that only the best will do...... $ do not come into the equations.
     
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  10. Barry

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    It’s a Kombi.
    Gave up on $$$$ years ago.

    But I get your point. :p:D
     
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  11. syncro

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    The problem is it is not just the fuel lines. What about the pump and the carburetor fittings? This is why I do not like EFI hose. More strain on the fittings.
     
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  12. Ijam

    Ijam Active Member

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    I agree that the correct and suitable line’s are used but can’t believe by upgrading fuel lines that can handle huge pressure would be an issue, big problem using none EFI parts on a injected engine u only have to look at fuel filters .
     
  13. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  14. chris taylor

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    My only thoughts were and still are that the old age type fuel lines we were using are now no longer acceptable with today's aggressive fuels and I for one will not use them, however the choice is up to the individual as to what lines to use.
     
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    I really do not understand what you mean? Where do you get old age fuel lines from and what are they used for?
     
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    syncro Well-Known Member

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    They are less flexible and usually the wrong size. Extra strain when removing and replacing on the fittings. Fuel lines should not leak without clamps. The clamp should be just to keep the line in place. 40 years ago most people didn't use clamps. The fuel lines were good enough to stay in place.

    Why would the EFI hose be any better? The rubber is the same. Just the reinforcing is stiffer.
     
  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    I think you know what I'm talking about Syncro.
    Those old hoses that wouldn't last more than 6 mths before they started to weep.
     
  18. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    That's just crap quality hoses. They have always been crap.
     
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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my point syncro .those hoses that kept on being used and considered to be the norm but not any more.
     
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    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The problem is they appear to be still common. They shouldn't be allowed to sell them.
     
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