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Old July 28th 03, 07:24 PM
Bob
 
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The aluminum fuel line that goes from the fuel pump to the dual carbs
(two single barrel carbs) on my Volvo AQ130C engine has developed a
crack near the #1 carb connection that leaks significantly and needs to
be replaced.

The OEM part is $165. Is there any reason why I can't just attach a
1/8" NPT x 1/4" brass hose barb to each carb, then attach a short piece
of marine grade, rubber fuel line to each hose barb and attach the
other ends of those lines to a 1/4" brass barbed tee, and then run a
longer length of marine grade fuel line from the fuel pump to remaining
open end of the brass barbed tee? I would also put hose clamps on all
the places the hose attaches. Seems to me this should work fine, would
be a whole lot more reliable than an aluminum line that can easily be
stressed and then crack/break, and sure would save a lot of money.

COmments appreciated!

Thanks,
Bob

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Old July 28th 03, 11:05 PM
Calif Bill
 
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You could get someone locally to make a line for a couple of bucks. Steel
line with a Double flair. Same as break lines require.
Bill

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The aluminum fuel line that goes from the fuel pump to the dual carbs
(two single barrel carbs) on my Volvo AQ130C engine has developed a
crack near the #1 carb connection that leaks significantly and needs to
be replaced.

The OEM part is $165. Is there any reason why I can't just attach a
1/8" NPT x 1/4" brass hose barb to each carb, then attach a short piece
of marine grade, rubber fuel line to each hose barb and attach the
other ends of those lines to a 1/4" brass barbed tee, and then run a
longer length of marine grade fuel line from the fuel pump to remaining
open end of the brass barbed tee? I would also put hose clamps on all
the places the hose attaches. Seems to me this should work fine, would
be a whole lot more reliable than an aluminum line that can easily be
stressed and then crack/break, and sure would save a lot of money.

COmments appreciated!

Thanks,
Bob



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Old July 28th 03, 11:44 PM
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You could get someone locally to make a line for a couple of bucks. Steel
line with a Double flair. FLARE Same as break BRAKElines

require.
Bill



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Old July 29th 03, 06:22 AM
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At least I did not misspell flair or break.
Bill

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You could get someone locally to make a line for a couple of bucks.

Steel
line with a Double flair. FLARE Same as break

BRAKElines
require.
Bill





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Old July 29th 03, 05:08 PM
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"Calif Bill" wrote in message ...
You could get someone locally to make a line for a couple of bucks. Steel
line with a Double flair. Same as break lines require.
Bill


Your "break" lines "flair"?


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Old July 29th 03, 05:51 PM
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Bob, don't go with a hose. Before the fuel pump, your fine with a
hose, but after it, with the higher pressure, get a steel line


Fuel line is rated at 100psi or higher. That must be some fuel pump! Carburated
engines usually only run about 3-4 psi at the carb.
They use hoses on the much higher pressures in an EFI engine.


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