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Post by zabo on Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 pm

can you get rubber fuel line at any local stores- autozone/napa/advanced?
Whats the size conversion if so?

just temporary till i can get some og german
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:34 pm

1/4" is just a little bit smaller than the OG 7mm.
Most auto parts stores have it.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:00 pm

I use 1/4" all the time.
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:08 pm

I'll bet Myco has the German stuff you need, they're in Scottdale
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:27 pm

I don't think 1/4 would be a problem unless you're using it on the pressurized section of a FI system. Then you better be sure to use the 7mm fabric coated German stuff.
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Post by zabo on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:50 pm

thanks guys
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Post by SavannahVW on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:14 pm

My 2 cents worth..... The german fabric 7mm line is more durable than the rubberized 1/4 line. The 1/4 line can harden, crack and become brittle quicker than the German stuff. If you are not in a hurry or stranded, I recommend the safer more durable German. I would think some of the VW shops around Atlanta would have some. Another option is to look in the yellow pages for a hydrollic shop that makes lines up for commerical trucks, forklifts, etc. They usually have it too.
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:25 pm

Grifspop wrote:I'll bet Myco has the German stuff you need, they're in Scottdale
I bought about 10 feet from them last year.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:34 pm

My two cents......With the amount of ethanol in gas today you have to constantly change your lines....including German ones....so 1/4" rubber line with clamps will be fine

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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:57 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:My two cents......With the amount of ethanol in gas today you have to constantly change your lines....including German ones....so 1/4" rubber line with clamps will be fine

X2, that ethanol is killing the fuel systems in our old cars
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Post by ultralite on Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:46 pm

I have some fuel line and clamps on the way in the mail. Went camping last weekend but didn't spring a leak until Tuesday thank goodness. It's the line under my Bus near the transmission and I have the Type 1 engine.

Should I be looking to do a hose replacement around the tank somewhere too? I have a Bentley and looked through it the other night but it seemed the fuel hose sections were kind of lacking. Then of course I searched Samba and was swamped by posts that mixed early and late Bays not to mention the usual Samba attitude.

So I was hoping someone local has done this recently. I've had mine a year and a half now and while I've learned much, I haven't done this job yet.

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Post by type4revolution on Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:58 pm

Check Nana they have fuel hose thats made to stand up to ethonal / sunlight is biggest killer with eth
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Post by Gabass on Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:43 pm

type4revolution wrote:Check Nana they have fuel hose thats made to stand up to ethonal / sunlight is biggest killer with eth

I think my Nana has some in her basement somewhere too.Laughing 
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