[DML] Re: Fuel hoses
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[DML] Re: Fuel hoses

Replace them. We've seen quite a few that seem to be just falling off now. Whatever loosened up the ends has attacked the whole hose. 

They were good for a very long time (I had them on my car for quite a while), so my guess is that either 8-10 years in fuel got to them, or something in the current gas formula is softning the material more recently. They have been loose (or easy to break off) like that on every car we see with them in the past 5 years. 

Currently we are using a high pressure rubber hose with fuel - injection style hose clamps. 

Dave S

PS - as James said, they were not from DMCH

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lienan82 <lienan82@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Great day in North Dakota so I started up my D for a post winter-storage
> shake down. It was cut short by a fuel leak where the feed hose connects to
> the metal lines under the body. I found the hose was loose on the barb.
> While deciding how to go about fixing it, I found another loose barb.
> Closer inspection found the inner hose to be dry and cracked. I ended up
> pulling both hoses off,cutting an inch off both sides, and push the barbs
> back in by putting the fitting in my bench vise and working the hose on
> (didn't use heat).
> These hoses are the orange ones from DMCH. Probably 11 years old. Back then
> they said you don't need hose clamps on them. They are fairly tight without
> clamps. Should I put clamps on to be extra safe? And is a decade the life
> span of these hoses?
> Andy
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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