1971 SB fuel hose size.

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1971 SB fuel hose size.

Post by Duke G » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:18 am

I need to replace the fuel lines running into my my fuel pump as I've sprung a leak from one of the hoses so I thought I would replace them all. Can anybody tell me what size line it is? I think it's 7mm but I'm not certain.

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Duke
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Re: 1971 SB fuel hose size.

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:56 pm

Duke G wrote:I need to replace the fuel lines running into my my fuel pump as I've sprung a leak from one of the hoses so I thought I would replace them all. Can anybody tell me what size line it is? I think it's 7mm but I'm not certain.

Thanks!

Duke
7mm it is. I suggest that you be very discerning with your purchase. I have seen over the years many people buy what was claimed to be reinforced FI hose, and the seller was either uninformed or unethical. The cloth braided cover is not reinforcement. Only the nylon thread in the middle of the cross-section is reinforcement. Some comes with just a couple of skinny threads, other are the real good dense reinforcement. With today's gasoline getting more and more chemically active with detergents and oxygenation and alcohol blends, I do not buy hose from our vendors unless it is certifiably modern metric FI hose like Choline with the red lettering. I go to the local Mercedes or BMW dealer usually, pay up the nose and sleep tight.
Colin
p.s. keep the fuel damper even if it is a confusing tangle of nonsense up there at the front of the floor pan
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: 1971 SB fuel hose size.

Post by Duke G » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:35 pm

Thanks Colin, much appreciated.

You'll be happy to know that Erik is doing well on his engine for Papa Smurf. Still not finished as he's been a bit busy finding a new job but slow and steady wins the race.

Preparing to pay through nose for good Zzzz's.

Cheers,

Duke
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'77 Westy "Kermit Mk. II"
'71 Squareback "Baby Blue"

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Re: 1971 SB fuel hose size.

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Duke G wrote:Thanks Colin, much appreciated.

You'll be happy to know that Erik is doing well on his engine for Papa Smurf. Still not finished as he's been a bit busy finding a new job but slow and steady wins the race.

Preparing to pay through nose for good Zzzz's.

Cheers,

Duke
I *need* to drive it when he is done, and your Squareback too.
Colin :compress:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: 1971 SB fuel hose size.

Post by Duke G » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:02 pm

She'll be waiting.

Duke
'78 Westy "Kermit"
'77 Westy "Kermit Mk. II"
'71 Squareback "Baby Blue"

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