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Nasty fuel pipe

Discussion in 'Motors' started by markweatherill, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. markweatherill

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2009

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    Location: Bucks

    This pipe was feeding petrol to my car's fuel filter. It looked a bit deteriorated so I changed it for some nice braided hose. When I got it off I found this:
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    I don't know if petrol has been oozing out of this horrible pipe, but the car's never been that good on fuel!
     
  2. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,499

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    So its you who's being making every corner super slippy!
     
  3. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Apr 2007

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    Location: Southport

    Don't think that will have been leaking, looks like you need less leadfoot :p
     
  4. agnes

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    Joined: 1 Dec 2006

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    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    Doubt it would have been leaking either. Although, tis borderline close to, if you have any sort of fire it would not have taken long to get into that hose and then you would have been in big doo doo.

    I always swap over my hoses every 12 thousand miles or 12 months. Just to be safe :)

    It's cheap as chips to replace lines/hoses so I don't know why people don't bother, it helps prevent TONS of problems later on :)

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  5. Firestar_3x

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    I take it you're talking about a bike then ags, i fail to see the need to do it every year on a car, once swapped they should last 10 years plus!
     
  6. agnes

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    Yea, Ducati as well, as we all know the problems they have!

    Plus, I'm a all seasoned rider so salt and crap builds up and eats through everything, ACF 50 is my bestest friend :)

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  7. Dogbreath

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    Location: Devon

    What car did that pipe come off? Several people on Locostbuilders have fitted flexible fuel pipe that is marked as suitable for petrol but which has degraded to a similar state within a couple of years.
     
  8. Bug One

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    I'd be surprised if it was actually leaking fuel. Even a tiny amount of fuel leaking is quite easy to smell.

    Still, I wouldn't want to be driving around with my fuel pipe looking like that.
     
  9. markweatherill

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2009

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    Location: Bucks

    This was off my Nissan Rasheen. I don't think it's the original Nissan pipe, I must have fitted it the same time I did the fuel filter, Feb 2007.
    So a couple of years is quite accurate.
    It came from a local motor factor, I think.
     
  10. Bug One

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    Only two years, thats shockingly poor!