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Fuel Pipe replacement

PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:05 am

Guys I have a need to replace the T shaped fuel pipe between the two Strombergs due to this cracking and now leaking petrol.
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Is it possible to get a replacement for this, I was thinking perhaps braided hoses of some type with a metal T piece pipe

Anyone any thoughts please
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:13 am

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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:44 am



Cheers looks like just the ticket
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:12 pm

Braided hoses can look nice, & do offer some protection against chafing, but there's a lot to be said for being able to visually inspect your fuel lines. There's been more than one case of the hose leaking inside the braiding un-noticed.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:38 pm

Cheers Tim, appreciate the warning. have used these on many classic mini's in the past and you have a point that regular inspection is always warranted.
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:39 pm

I got mine for the Strombergs from Kelsports. Very pleased.
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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:48 pm

There are many many brass t-pieces on ebay. I bought one some months ago and it seems fine.

I also got rid of my braided fuel lines for the inspection reason, and replaced them with R9 ethanol resistant hose.

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