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Teflon fuel lines
« on: November 01 2018, 02:17:22 PM »
What is the composition of these things/  teflon inner -braid- something outer?Bend radius seems limited, unique connectors  and they are expensive.Adva ntages?
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Re: Teflon fuel lines
« Reply #1 on: November 01 2018, 02:27:46 PM »
Compared to bending and flaring hard tubing the braided line is much easier to snake through the undercar areas.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01 2018, 02:29:33 PM »
No jaggers with Teflon!!!


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Re: Teflon fuel lines
« Reply #3 on: November 01 2018, 02:38:19 PM »
The main advantage with teflon lined products is that it does not start leaking fuel after about a year.  I have walked into garages with non teflon lines and smelled fuel after 6 months.  It's the composition of modern gasoline that is the problem.  It's not cheap, but, it's worth it.
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Re: Teflon fuel lines
« Reply #4 on: November 01 2018, 03:32:53 PM »
There is some copper alloy being pushed instead of steel, anyone tried it?Steel with plastic coating is also being sold I believe.
My experience with steel is 15-20 years before replacement.
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Re: Copper / Nickel brake lines
« Reply #5 on: November 01 2018, 04:45:03 PM »
I understand that there is copper / nickel tubing & also Zinc coated, copper lined tubing used for fuel lines available.


I used some NiCopp (copper / nickel)  brake lines that I bent up over the winter for my HydroBoost conversion.
Was easy to bend by hand and easier to double flare too!




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Re: Teflon fuel lines
« Reply #6 on: November 01 2018, 11:24:35 PM »
I went Viton (FKM), time will tell if it was worth the savings per foot....
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