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Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby ash1293 » 10 Feb 2020, 16:02

I know its all been said before but make checking your fuel lines part of your normal 'once over' routine.

I'm getting ready for a trip off to see some family and was finally getting round to fitting a third brakelight. On completion as part of testing I had the engine running, luckily the hatch lid was off and it became very obvious I had a leak from carb end and a weap at the fuel pump.
Rubber hoses are all R9 spec and I'm lead to believe were replaced not long before I bought the van. But as we all know R9 means nothing, especially with cheap chinese hoses on the market.

New ethanol safe fuel line on order but the ends have been trimmed and secured for now - could have been very different as its a 90+ mile drive. All just before MOT too!
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Postby irishkeet » 10 Feb 2020, 18:12

ash1293 wrote:I know its all been said before but make checking your fuel lines part of your normal 'once over' routine.

I'm getting ready for a trip off to see some family and was finally getting round to fitting a third brakelight. On completion as part of testing I had the engine running, luckily the hatch lid was off and it became very obvious I had a leak from carb end and a weap at the fuel pump.
Rubber hoses are all R9 spec and I'm lead to believe were replaced not long before I bought the van. But as we all know R9 means nothing, especially with cheap chinese hoses on the market.

New ethanol safe fuel line on order but the ends have been trimmed and secured for now - could have been very different as its a 90+ mile drive. All just before MOT too!


Glad you noticed it ash :ok
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Re: Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby silverbullet » 10 Feb 2020, 18:21

It might be a good £10/metre for "proper" fuel hose, but its right up there with seatbelts imho.
Insurance wont adequately compensate you for the failure of either, so don't skimp.

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Re: Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby Mr Bean » 11 Feb 2020, 08:54

Yes and as was recently highlighted in my recent experience:
When creating your trip/holiday check list put vehicle checks like water oil etc at the top of the list rather than at the last knocking.
Having to unload your van at the last minute to access the engine bay when you find a problem can induce a massive Simpson Doh! especially for campers if you have to disturb your carefully pre-made, and stowed bed - hospital corners and all :roll:
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Re: Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby bat » 11 Feb 2020, 14:57

Simon Baxter wrote:https://www.cohpro.com/cohline-fuel-hose


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Postby ash1293 » 14 Feb 2020, 20:14

Well, the best part of 300 miles covered, a fresh MOT with no advisories and the only complaint was the window winder gave up the ghost. Ordered while I was away and a nice new shiny pat was here on my return.
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Re: Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby sarahandthebear » 15 Feb 2020, 14:06

Always check ours but just to be safe I'm going to take it to our mecanhic Bob from voxlhaust just to check the fule system is ok before setting out on our travels this spring. Even if it costs a bit to replace parts it's worth it. The fule system is something I really don't like the idea of working on myself with my current mecahnical skill anyway.
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Re: Check, check and check again - fuel lines.

Postby jrt » 15 Feb 2020, 15:47

sarahandthebear wrote:Always check ours but just to be safe I'm going to take it to our mecanhic Bob from voxlha.ust just to check the fule system is ok before setting out on our travels this spring. Even if it costs a bit to replace parts it's worth it. The fule system is something I really don't like the idea of working on myself with my current mecahnical skill anyway.

It's pretty straightforward to replace/inspect. You can buy the replacement hoses all together in a kit if you want then it's just a case of unscrewing the pipe clips and swapping it over.
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