Fuel Line Replacement

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 19 17:11:40 EDT 2007

Local NAPA type outlets have standard SAE steel fuel lines.  Metric ends are available.  I have the ISO bubble flare tool.  I've done a fair amount of other type flaring.  I'm looking for something I won't have to redo in three-four years because of rust-through.

Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:  

> I want to replace the fuel lines on my 200q20v. Already used the
> high-pressure injection hose type patch. Now I want to do a "real"
> replacement with a good hard line. I can't seem to find a source for
> stainless or for the OEM "nonrust" types in metric sizes. Anyone
> done this? Got sources? Suggestions?

Try a good dealer first. They used to be able to get new pre-bent 
lines, at least for the type 85.

Otherwise, you're stuck with new line, fittings, a bender and a double 
flare tool. Any decent auto repair place should have a wide assortment 
of stuff like this they work with (next door is moving away from 
pre-flared and fitted lines to bulk line, fittings, and tools, due to 
the increasing number of different fittings).

What I don't know is where you could go easily to get your fuel line and 
metric fittings, but they have to be out there. Got a good FLAPS 
nearby? You know, the kind of place repair shops get their stuff? Ask 
a good repair shop who they buy from?

Huw Powell



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