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Gwg555

posted on 15/9/21 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
Fuel Pipe Supplier

Hi all,

Please could someone suggest a supplier where I can source a replacement fuel pipe for my XFlow - locost (Located between fuel pump and tank).

It's starting to fracture/leak at the bottom near the fuel tank connection. The writing appears to be in German and so was wondering what you guys recommend.

See pics for reference.

Thank you for your help.

Guy


https://www.dropbox.com/s/0srgprgivh661lh/Fuel%20Hose%201.jpg?dl=0


https://www.dropbox.com/s/qucsra86d3v3dqk/Fuel%20Hose%202.jpg?dl=0

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loggyboy

posted on 15/9/21 at 01:56 PM Reply With Quote
Any R9 (SAEJ30R9) fuel pipe of the correct diameter should be fine.





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Paul_Arion

posted on 15/9/21 at 03:03 PM Reply With Quote
Thats certainly looking a bit worse for wear. I'd be included to buy a few metres and replace all flexible fuel lines whilst you are at it
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mcerd1

posted on 15/9/21 at 07:53 PM Reply With Quote
this Cohline stuff is meant to be good:

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/high-spec-rubber-fuel-hose-by-cohline-per-metre-2240-0600

I've got some to go on mine when I get round to it....





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adithorp

posted on 15/9/21 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Just beware of eBay and similar e-retailers as there's a lot of fake stuff marked up as approved.





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Gwg555

posted on 15/9/21 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
Brilliant ok, thanks for your reply’s.

Guy

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Grimsdale

posted on 16/9/21 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
I bought mine from here. rapid delivery iirc.

https://www.glencoeltd.co.uk/cohline-fuel-vacuum-hose/cohline-fuel-hose-high-pressure/cohline-2240-r9-specification-rubber-fuel-injection-hose-8mm-pus h-on-e85-compatible-2267/

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40inches

posted on 16/9/21 at 09:53 AM Reply With Quote
I have always used CBS, not had any problems.
https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ethanol-proof-fuel-hose-8mm-516

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Oddified

posted on 16/9/21 at 03:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
I have always used CBS, not had any problems.
https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ethanol-proof-fuel-hose-8mm-516


I also use that (8mm and 10mm), very very good stuff and it's been on my car for several years now and is still as soft/rubbery (if that's a scientific test lol!) as the day it was fitted

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r1_pete

posted on 16/9/21 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote
Been using Cohline from CBS for a couple of years now with no problems at all.

This R9 came from a 'reputable' supplier, its not just ebay you need to be wary of...
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Sanzomat

posted on 16/9/21 at 07:07 PM Reply With Quote
I've had R9 go like that in just three years with E5 so guess it would only take 2 or less with E10. Mine was from a proper supplier too. Next time I'll be going with teflon or suchlike as it seems that even the higher grade NBR, supposedly good for E85, is only good for a couple of years at best.
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indykid

posted on 17/9/21 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
Can you state your 'reputable' suppliers supplying suspect hose please so we know the lay of the land?

Not for a witch hunt, just due diligence





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sdh2903

posted on 17/9/21 at 10:10 AM Reply With Quote
Just use gates barricade. Might be more expensive but will last much longer. Just make sure its genuine gates stuff though.
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James

posted on 17/9/21 at 11:59 AM Reply With Quote
This is a great thread to refer back to.

As always- thank you David Jenkins!

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/9/viewthread.php?tid=153126





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loggyboy

posted on 17/9/21 at 12:50 PM Reply With Quote
I think where possible its best to switch to metal lines and try and find some OE plastic lines that can be cut and made to fit where movement is needed. Rubber hose is pretty much unheard of in OE applications now.

[Edited on 17-9-21 by loggyboy]





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David Jenkins

posted on 17/9/21 at 03:13 PM Reply With Quote
What annoys me is that when I fitted my bike carbs I fitted a bike fuel pump. This has a length of flexible pipe that doesn't feel anything like the usual reinforced rubber, but it's been flawless ever since I installed - and I can't find out what it's made of!





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