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Old 06-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bullheimer
I'M SEEING that people have had great luck with PLASTIC hose.
Plastic is the way Ogre.
If you can find it. You can buy short pieces of black plastic fuel line in a repair kit. It usually has acouple barbs in it to join the lines together.
Here is the deal, the line is pretty tough, and it takes a strong hand to push the plastic on the barbs. But it will stay once it is on and withouth clamps. I have done this many times, it works. However... I realize you have no barb on the pump OK. You can buy a brass compression fitting that goes from tubing on one side to a hose barb on the other, that will work good for the sender tube side, as far as a Barb on the pump probably not going to happen.
If it pushes on and goes on tight, and you can put a Small fuel injection style clamp on it, (real small, but available) youre in business.
One other option , many newer GM pump modules with the sender and pump, have a convoluted plastic tube on them from the pump to the sender tube.Those plastic flex hoses are very durable, in fact They last quite well for 8-10 years in the stock application.
I see it all the time when I replace a pump.You could buy a pump assembly for say... a Vortec engine, and take out the pump and hose and put it on the sender you have. You will notice that they use a very small oetecker style clamp on them. These dont fail, and neither does the plastic hose.
I did 50 fuel pumps last year, and only one I saw had a split in the plastic line. It was 15 years old.
You may be abl to scrounge the plastic line from an assembly that is being replaced, and re use it ( I bet you dont like the sound of that ) taking care to get new Oetecker stlye clamps or carfully removing the old ones for re use.
I Know ...used parts. Hey, I know it will work, and it wont remove a limb just to purchase it. peace man.
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