- 1 Can TOC hose be used for fuel?
- 2 Does a fuel hose have to be a special hose?
- 3 Can I use rubber hose to repair fuel lines?
- 4 What is the best material for fuel lines?
- 5 Can you use hydraulic hose for fuel line?
- 6 What type of fuel line can be submerged in fuel?
- 7 How long does rubber fuel line last?
- 8 Can you replace nylon fuel line with rubber?
- 9 Can you replace steel fuel lines with nylon?
- 10 How do you keep fuel lines from kinking?
- 11 What material is used for fuel lines?
- 12 Is copper OK for fuel line?
Can TOC hose be used for fuel?
Fuel line is a petroleum-resistant nitrile tube with a covering that resists weathering, ozone and heat and can be used for ethanol-laced fuels and diesel fuel. It should, however, not be used on coolant systems, oil systems or fuel-injection systems that produce pressures higher than 50 psi.
Does a fuel hose have to be a special hose?
With in-tank (submersible) applications, fuel also comes in constant contact with the outside hose cover, making it vital to use a hose that’s engineered to be submersible. For in-tank applications, fuel line must meet or exceed the SAE 30R10 rating, which is the standard for submersible fuel line hose applications.
Can I use rubber hose to repair fuel lines?
Yes, you can, but there are some hazards/risks involved with using rubber fuel line. Sealing is a problem when you don’t use hose fittings. Just slipping the hose on steel tube is asking for leaks, many times they are not visible. I recommend using double clamps and Hylomar sealant when not using hose fittings.
What is the best material for fuel lines?
The best solution is a material called PTFE. That stands for polytetrafluoroethylene—a plastic material that is best known as Teflon in one specific variation. This material is impervious to the degenerative effects of fuel that also creates a vapor barrier so fuel vapors cannot leak past.
Can you use hydraulic hose for fuel line?
hydraulic hose will work fine to. It won’t deteriorate. The only down fall is its big thick and harder to move around then fuel line. I used fuel line rated for 200psi and those special barb fittings.
What type of fuel line can be submerged in fuel?
Gates Submersible Fuel Line Hose is capable of handling gasoline, alcohol-extended gasoline, ethanols, biodiesel or diesel fuel in fully-immersed, mobile and stationary applications. It contains a special compound, Fluoroelastomer, which resists gas permeation and aging.
How long does rubber fuel line last?
Each time the car cranks and runs, the fuel hoses will have transport the fuel to the combustion chamber. These hoses can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles depending on what they are made of.
Can you replace nylon fuel line with rubber?
You can put the nylon line several inches up into the rubber hose. It fits pretty good and never has leaked on me yet.
Can you replace steel fuel lines with nylon?
Option 3: Nylon. One option for replacing metal fuel lines is with a nylon tubing and specific fittings. Nylon tubing can be used for an entire length of fuel line or just a section. This option can be a cost-effective and time-efficient repair when pre-bent lines are not available.
How do you keep fuel lines from kinking?
Fuel line has reinforcement in the walls that should prevent kinking when bent to accommodate curves. If you were bending metal line, there are spring like tools you can fit over the tubing to prevent kinking. An alternative is to fill the tubing with a non-compressible substance that will prevent collapse.
What material is used for fuel lines?
More modern vehicles may be fitted with fuel lines made of plastic, typically nylon. Plastic fuel lines do not perish and are lighter than metal tubing, but they melt at lower temperatures and cannot be repaired as easily.
Is copper OK for fuel line?
Copper tubing makes an attractive and permanent oil or fuel line and connections. Tubing connections are easily damaged, but with care they can be removed and replaced many times. When removing a tubing nut, it is recommended that special tubing wrenches be used.