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Fuel lines front to rear
« on: February 11, 2014, 22:28:16 PM »
I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY ALI WILL GET PICTURES to update this  ;D


Fuel pipe
 
I will wait for Ali to come down to get pictures of process but here is information on what I have done to replace my fuel lines. I am putting the information here so others can find it.
Please don't feel this is the only option for their replacement it is not.
 
4 x Plain Pipe with Hose Tail

6 x 10mm Pipe (8mm internal) 6 meters

One 10 pack if eBay clamps/jubilee clips etc.
 

The costs:
The pipe was apx £8
The clips apx £3
The pipe hose tails £6


The supplier I used (again feel free to shop around) was www.ssldieselparts.co.uk

The pipe is resistant to and safe for use with unleaded, it is also pressure tested way beyond what is needed for the fuel pressure on a calibra.

How easy is it to change?

Tools before starting work.
Big head flat blade screw driver,
Stanley knife,
Hose clamp of some sort (brake line clamp or mole grips and sockets etc),
Cross head screw driver,
Clip clip pliers (re usable hose clip type) not 100% needed,
Small sockets 6/7/8 mm,
Safety goggles,
Axle stands,

This is a guide list and fitting on the car may differ car to car. So the tools needed will also change.

1; De-pressure fuel system I removed the filler cap & then replaced it (may not be the right way)

2;  jack o/s of car and support front and rear.

3; working at the back near the fuel filter, check the condition of the rubber section from the filter to the front of the car. If good clamp it. Trace this pipe to the front under the drivers footwell. Check the condition of the rubber pipe that joins the rear section to the front angled pipe, clamp if required & Disconnect the back join of the rubber pipe.

4, working back towards the filter undo the supporting clips and free pipe, I cut the pipe where it joins a rubber part before it travels up wards after the floor (near) rear suspension. This makes removal easier.

5; remove section from rear suspension to fuel filter.

6; re fit pipe from fuel filter along the same route as the old pipe just removed. Join to rubber pipe at the front.

7; Add clips for security.

8; Repeat with the other pipe.


I accept no responsibility if you make a mess of
It.




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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 22:37:21 PM »
 ;D ;D 
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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 23:03:57 PM »
2 Questions please.................

1/ Do u really need 6m of pipe? I was hoping 4m would do it? 

2/ Any chance of those pics?  Can't get the staff!!!!!    ;)

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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 19:04:27 PM »
On my 97 Eco-Tec the fuel pipes were 164cm long each.  Therefore 4 meters is plenty.




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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 19:45:53 PM »
So Rongkeys clambered about under my motor today. I have some pics though what use they'll be god knows, LOL!

When PB stops telling me my correct password is incorrect I'll get them posted.
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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 21:45:04 PM »




Some pretty grotty pipes ^^^^



That pretty much did this when touched ^^^  :-X



New pipe in backround, and groovey connectors for ends ^^^^



MOT tester can now jog on for his endless advisories ^^^



I think he's dead......
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 20:17:37 PM »
Doing mine again today :( fired her up as I had a sudden urge to get her going and fuel pissed out everywhere! Front back middle and emptied £5 worth of fuel in 30 seconds.

Dropped the tank and thankfully it's the pipe at the top plate and not the plate it's self so new pipe tomorrow :) along with disks.

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Re: Fuel lines front to rear
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 20:12:50 PM »
I used copper one. :)