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Old 04-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clear fuel line?

ok guys im young and crazy so i had an idea i know you use clear fuel line to check for air leaks in the system im just wondering could this be left on permenatntly anound the injectors filter and such as kind of a just look to see if it good to go type deal. any suggestions
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I'm sure it'd work just fine if you could find some fuel rated line. There is some stuff out there called Tygon that is designed to be use for small equipment fuel line...but I'm not sure if it'll resist diesel fuel.
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thanks for the help sir
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Yep just make sure its fuel rated. Did it to my friend's 7.3l IDI for the return lines and it looks like a science experiment
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I burn waste veg oil and I use clear braided pvc hose from the hardware store as fuel line. It is not rated for fuel, but I've used it for over four years now with grease and diesel and it hasn't deterioriated.
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I burn waste veg oil and I use clear braided pvc hose from the hardware store as fuel line. It is not rated for fuel, but I've used it for over four years now with grease and diesel and it hasn't deterioriated.
i used the same stuff this winter and i couldnt get the hose clamp to get tight enough cuz the fuel line was so hard and stiff. sence it wasnt a good clamp i had a hell of a time kept getting air in my fuel lines. went back to 3/8 black fuel line. id like to go with something clear but i havent found anything that has worked. ive have B100 eat through most of them. or they get too hot and turn to limp noodles....
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never had that problem

PVC works good for me, sometimes I've softened it up with a torch a little bit. There are some nice little glass inline filters that you can see through for cheap. That would help you spot bubbles. I use one as a pre filter on my veg oil tank.
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PVC works good for me, sometimes I've softened it up with a torch a little bit.
works well for you in the winter too?
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florida

I live in florida, although I did spend a winter in salt lake city in the snow and it worked fine.
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