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« on: July 17, 2017, 05:40:03 AM »

Just noticed the rubber fuel line that connects to the carb on my 350 is splitting. Not like the 'normal' dry rot like back in the day but an unusual split. Ethanol gas and/or inferior rubber?

Just another thing you want to watch out for on your classic cars.  Glad I caught it in time.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 05:52:23 AM »

how old is it ?

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »

I'm guessing it was installed when the car was restored in 2010.



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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 06:23:31 PM »

That doesn't look like normal fuel line it looks like that very hard fuel injection line. Does the exterior feel like concrete?

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 06:39:41 PM »

Replace all rubber lines with ones compatible with today's ethanol based fuel. That 10-15% ethanol can cause major issues with "rubber" hoses

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 07:04:48 PM »

I haven't removed it yet so not sure how stiff it is. I'm thinking it was part of the 'factory correct' fuel line kit for the car since it's has the GAS label. The other lines seem pliable.

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