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#1 KenM OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:23 PM

Was inspecting the fuel line on the 212 and noticed it is getting pretty stiff and brittle.

 

Would the 1/4" Tygon type PCV fuel line work.  Or is using rubber line prefered?



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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:46 PM

I prefer rubber since the Tygon just never really impressed me. 

 

If it was so great, why don't original manufacturers use it? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Don't know what the New stuff is made of, probly to resist Alch. in gas, but the stuff is thinner with no cloth in it that I see and  needs smaller clamps too.  I've found my local ACE still carries the old style think rubber with cloth in it and is the reg diameter for standard clamps. I prefer that on my machines. Probly go to it's death and not be offered in future.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:48 PM

My experience with it is that it will turn brown and very stiff and hard to remove from the fittings. gene

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:48 PM

I have the clear on two of my tractors for more than 8 months with no problems. Lot easyer to see if your having fule delivery problem. I've also used it on 318 hydro level.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:58 PM

My experience with it is that it will turn brown and very stiff and hard to remove from the fittings. gene

Turning brown and stiff your thinking of the vinyl tubing. Tygon far superior product.



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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:02 PM

I've been using the 1/4" Tygon for about 4 years, with the green spring clamps.

It's still flexible, and if removed from a fitting, it's memory brings it

back to original dia. almost.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:38 PM

I've been using the 1/4" Tygon for about 4 years, with the green spring clamps.
It's still flexible, and if removed from a fitting, it's memory brings it
back to original dia. almost.

Hmm. I may have to give it a try.

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 06:32 AM

A few years ago that I was doing my self a favor by getting a few common sizes from a Stern's catalog . Must have be the cheap stuff because it shrinks almost to the point of closing shut . Sound like that Tygon stuff would have been the better choice



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 07:14 AM

I use a marine grade 1/4 rubber hose no lining ethanol specific.




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