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Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:24 pm

Looking to replace the fuel supply hoses, but don't really want to order from the dealers.

Mine are over a 13 yrs old and cracking is visible at the ends. Getting leakage.
It's well less than a foot of hose for both lines.

Looking at this link:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11399&p=171101&hilit=fuel+hose#p171101

The link specifies a generic 5/16 ID fuel injector hose available at local supply; wondering if the specs for bulk from NAPA or wherever would apply to my GSA.

Grateful for concurrence/exceptions.

Too pretty out to be worried while riding, right?

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:18 pm

Externally you will be fine. Just don't use non-internal hose for inside the tank.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Thanks Herr VB,

Easy operation right? Excepting however long it takes to disassemble the fuel injection?

Good grief - I can't even get a tool in to access those hose clamps!
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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:58 pm

It is easier if you pull the tank.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:14 am

Tank? Really? Doesn't seem like a huge impediment.

The injector assembly, however ...

I haven't looked at my Climer's yet. Doesn't seem like it should be a big deal on first glance, but I bet there's some vacuum stuff involved?

Where does injector deinstallation fall on a scale of 1-5 degrees of required tech-spertise? Just wrenching and screwdrivering, or more sophisticated stuff involved?

Love your smoking avatar, by the way (!) always helps me think better - smoking a ciggie while working on a fuel system ... yuk-yuk.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:13 pm

So having consulted Clymers it seems to me this operation shouldn't be too difficult.

The action is all pretty well south of the fuel tank, and fuel supply has quick disconnects.

Submitting the following procedure to anyone competent who's willing to comment.

1) Disconnect negative battery terminal

2) Dismount injector sensor (A)

3) Clamp the injector fuel line input hose (F); Dismount the injector bracket from throttle body (B)

4) Remove injector from throttle body; cover injector port in throttle body opening

5) Install new hose lengths (D,E) (I assume because of the presence of quick disconnectors I don't need to pinch off the fuel supply hoses north of the action? Or is it recommended to do so in any event?)

6) Reinstall injector, bracket, sensor, and fuel inlet hose.

7) Reconnect battery terminal

Thanks in advance for input.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby Genen8kua » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:34 pm

Sounds about right. Especially if you use the screw on clamps like those sold with the: Beemer Boneyard set, you probably won't need to remove the injectors to do the job. Good luck.
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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:35 am

Thanks, I've looked at it every way, and the injector is smack in the middle of the union where hose E meets it's lower junction. Zero access for either a screw driver or crimp plier

Hose D could be done without too much sweat.
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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:04 am

VANikonShooter wrote:Thanks, I've looked at it every way, and the injector is smack in the middle of the union where hose E meets it's lower junction. Zero access for either a screw driver or crimp plier

Hose D could be done without too much sweat.

Why not just pull the injector out? Two screws and the clip.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby VANikonShooter » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:06 am

Cuz I'm a fraidy cat!!

"Simple" plumbing problems turning into major screw ups in the hands of the amateur?

You know.

That sort of thing.

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Re: Fuel hose replacement with generic?

Postby mlytle » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47 pm

If you pull injectors out, you usually need to replace the injector o-ring.
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