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Hot Rods Ethanol compatible fuel line

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pa G., May 11, 2019.

  1. Pa G.
    Joined: Sep 1, 2012
    Posts: 47

    Pa G.
    from CT

    What is the best ethanol compatible fuel line hose that can be used with regular old worm gear hose clamps? There's about a foot of rubber line in my fuel system that I want to replace. BTW,the car is very HAMB friendly and I'd like to keep the engine compartment looking old but with modern fuel safe soft lines. We have 10% ethanol in my neck of the woods. Did a search but came up empty. Thanks for any help.
  2. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,042

    from Minn. uSA

    I've used efi fuel injection line. Black rubber, looks old, good w/new fuels. Got it at O'Reillys, price wasn't cheap, but not horrible.
  3. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,404

    from Tampa, FL

    Use that rubber hose meant to be used with the submerged fuel pumps in modern car's fuel tanks. It is about 30 bucks a foot, but if that's all you need. Gary
  4. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 2,995

    from Ioway

    Gates "Barricade" is fuel injection rated. It is a little spendy compared to standard fuel hose.
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  5. Pa G.
    Joined: Sep 1, 2012
    Posts: 47

    Pa G.
    from CT

    Thank you gentlemen. As long as I can use any of these with regular hose clamps and not the push on ends I'll go for it.
  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 2,870

    from Berry, AL

    Just get the name brand fuel injected hose. It's rated for higher pressures and doesn't deteriorate in sunlight like the other rubber hose does.
  7. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 5,731

    from Nicasio Ca

    Yep, FI hose is the stuff.

    Co-incidentally I recently repaired a back pack mounted leaf blower for a neighbor lady. I replaced some fuel line but not all of it as it ran all around the damn thing and I didn't want to pull it all apart. Ethanol eats that stuff for breakfast. So the other day she's using it and it catches fire on her back! She wasn't hurt, also wasn't happy. Could happen on a hot rod...
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,133

    jimmy six

    I use Sta-Bill additive in every fill-up and have not had a problem in 7 years. Only "rubber" is from the hard line at the fuel pump to the fuel pump, about 6" 5/16" line. Mind security and nothing else.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,536


    EFI fuel injection line is all that I will use. It's black colored and seems to last a long time. Any good parts house should have it.
  10. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,055

    David Chandler

    Napa turned me on to fuel injection line years ago, when regular lines fell apart in short order. Good stuff too, but more expensive. But it beats catching fire. I've seen it on original equipment lines on small engines too. All fairly new stuff, and the fuel lines start leaking like crazy. So I keep and eye on the now too.
  11. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,137


    I'm pretty sure any currently available hose rated for fuel is compatible with today's gas. 10 or 15 years ago was a different story, but what is available today is going to be OK, or they couldn't sell it as "fuel hose".

    The fuel injection hose just supports a higher pressure, and the fuel injection hose should be installed with the fuel injection hose clamps if the higher pressure is involved. Gene

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