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Old 04-26-2019, 05:44 PM   #21
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Right Call

You made the right call to replace the hose. The automotive and truck supply world is a great resource for stock and standard parts.

Iím a delivery captain and last year had a fuel line fail due to chafe. It was a modification made by the boat manufacturer to bring the filters inboard. A good idea poorly executed.

Unless the line was very old- it should not have failed. I would suggest you try and find the cause of failure and apply prevention.

Once again- congrats on using your nose and observation skills to find the problem and good sense to fix it right.
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:24 AM   #22
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I use properly supported copper tubing for fuel and reinforced hose similar to hydraulic hose to the engine filters with flared fittings at all connections. There's less chance of chaff and if you inspect when you do oil or filter changes you have time to spot a problem. Just running even A1 fuel hose around isn't the best idea.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:04 AM   #23
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ďbut I got it re-installed, with lots of grunting. Wish I had made the new hose a few inches longer.Ē

You make it sound like the hose is too short. Prime candidate for another leaking issue.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:57 PM   #24
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I went through same of the thought processes mentioned in this thread when I recently replaced my fuel lines.
Current lines had crimped on fittings from a non-marine hydraulic shop.
I'd always thought that type of fitting best but it makes fixing problems while underway more difficult - as in this case. Also, as mentioned, the fittings weren't stainless. The hydraulic shops I've been to all say stainless is too expensive and they don't stock them.
I followed my mechanic's advice and used marine barbed flare fittings.
Also ran Trident 365 fuel line which is A1-15 rated.
I looked at the heavy "blue hose" which is probably better but is very stiff and was $15/foot.
I'm not sure what's best.
I suspect the option I went with is easier to repair but the $15/foot hose is less likely to need that repair...
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:14 PM   #25
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I had a fuel "leak" before I left Jacksonville on March 10.

Still leaking!

I have a bilge pad slowly going a nice shade of pink!

Will sort it out when I get back. No biggie.
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