Usual word of warning!!

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Usual word of warning!!

Post by Bleedingmoody » Tue May 13, 2014 5:04 pm

Went on a vey short trip around to my work and then back home, could smell fuel but that's nothing really unusual, so decided to look in the engine bay anyway. This is what greeted me

The pics however don't show it actually squirting out through numerous cracks 8O

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So I am now in the process of changing it all for this stuff

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Very lucky I think that we wasn't on a long journey as I wouldn't have known...
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by Max Last » Tue May 13, 2014 5:33 pm

Lucky escape there!
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Post by denn62 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:58 pm

very lucky indeed. Dont forget to use proper hose clamps, not jubilee clips.


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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by Waterttoair » Tue May 13, 2014 8:24 pm

Yup, very lucky..
Happened to us last year coming back from Springdub.
Also had to replace 7 metres of it on the golf...
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Post by e m p i » Tue May 13, 2014 10:04 pm

Wow, lucky escape dude, glad you spotted it in time to prevent the unthinkable.

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Post by Bleedingmoody » Tue May 13, 2014 10:21 pm

Tell me about it :roll:

Note to self check more often
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by markp » Wed May 14, 2014 1:51 am

well done for posting this Brian

it's so easy for all of us not to check these things often enough

so it's good to remind us all from time to time


Thanks for sharing Brian


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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by caveman » Wed May 14, 2014 6:12 am

I recently checked my codan r9 fuel hose that was 18 mnths old - it was cracked to hell! I replaced it but it was worrying that even though i used the good stuff it still didnt last
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by matt d » Wed May 14, 2014 7:09 am

So r9 stuff is not really good enough either.
What are all the car manufacturers using these days? I don't see us having so much trouble with our modern cars.
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by art b » Wed May 14, 2014 10:30 am

a good warning,
a lot of the stuff vw suppliers sell is inferior,
and the braided hose hides the cracking ,
a few guys on TLB have had new r9 hose split after 1 year .... 8O

here is the r10 hose , you have to assume its a better option.. :?:

http://www.advancedfluidsolutions.co.uk ... 2012-p.asp


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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by matt d » Wed May 14, 2014 12:46 pm

art b wrote:a good warning,
a lot of the stuff vw suppliers sell is inferior,
and the braided hose hides the cracking ,
a few guys on TLB have had new r9 hose split after 1 year .... 8O

here is the r10 hose , you have to assume its a better option.. :?:

http://www.advancedfluidsolutions.co.uk ... 2012-p.asp

Well judging by the claims they make its the answer. My point is you don't buy a new car and have to change the fuel lines every couple of years so why can't we use what the manufacturers are using?
I obviously realise most of the fuel supply on a modern vehicle is fed via solid pipework.
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by Waterttoair » Wed May 14, 2014 2:06 pm

Ha,ha, AFS suggested R9 for me !

Oh well, I suppose tech moves on..looks like I'll have to get some R10 now!
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by DOMGG » Wed May 14, 2014 8:54 pm

A scary reminder of what can happen.

Can anyone advise on the best solution on the market at the mo in terms of fuel hoses please.

I have seen a few posts re Machine 7 and I currently have the braided hose which I want to change over in the next week or so - just wondering what the best option is please.

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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by Waterttoair » Thu May 15, 2014 9:13 am

DOMGG wrote:A scary reminder of what can happen.

Can anyone advise on the best solution on the market at the mo in terms of fuel hoses please.

I have seen a few posts re Machine 7 and I currently have the braided hose which I want to change over in the next week or so - just wondering what the best option is please.

Cheers.

Dom
Would have thought the above (R10, from AFS...they are on ebay under the name silicone_hose_world)

But this is probably only as good as the petrol that goes through it and the amount of ethanol the government want to put in it!
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Re: Usual word of warning!!

Post by Sweet Rides » Thu May 15, 2014 3:56 pm

ATT BLEEDING MOODY - REALLY IMPORTANT WARNING REGARDING THE R9 HOSE THAT YOU HAVE JUST FITTED!!!

I fitted this exact hose in september of last year. Bought as a kit from Halfords, looks identical to the stuff you have just fitted.

Was checking my bus over today as was having some tickover issues (non related to fuel lines) but whist there I noticed the R9 fuel line I fitted in September 13 was totally shot! I couldn`t belive what I was seeing - heavily perished and deeply cracked fuel line just waiting to fully split open at any scecond. 8O :evil:

Will be avoidng this stuff in the future! Now looking at that expensive stuff from vwaircooledworks.co.uk suitable for modern ethanol based fuels (he claims this is what is fitted to brand new Vw`s) at £42.50 for a 1.5meter kit it`s not cheap - but if it actually does what it says on the tin then it has to be worth 10 times that initial cost to any of us.

Link - http://www.vwaircooledworks.co.uk/Biofu ... ines-.html (Scroll down to bottom of page for the "ethanol resistant fuel hose" at £42.50 for the single carb kit)

I think that`s what I`m going to order unless I can find anything even better over the next couple of days.

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