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Old 30 October 2011, 12:01   #1
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Blocking off fuel line

Good afternoon everyone,

I need to disconnect fuel line. Could anyone let me know the best and most effective way of sealing off the fuel line without it leaking whilst I carry out some work.

The fuel line is connected to an internal tank for info.

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Old 30 October 2011, 12:20   #2
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Forwhat kind of timeframe?

I usually find an appropriately-sized pencil-like object, and cram it into the hose. Short term, a bolt will work, but the threads will weep fuel through. Long term, a piece of aluminum rod about the ID of the hose and a hose clamp will do nicely.

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Old 30 October 2011, 12:32   #3
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If you are blocking off a hose I have seen one of these used before:

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Old 30 October 2011, 12:45   #4
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Short term I use mole grips, long term I use bolt (not a machine screw) and jubilee clip
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Old 30 October 2011, 12:51   #5
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Thanks for all the useful suggestions guys.

Best regards,

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Old 30 October 2011, 12:59   #6
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Buy yourself a non return fuel valve and fit it to your fuel line. When you need to shut down the fuel simply swap it around, no mess or leaks. They are around 4 on eBay dependant on fuel line size

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If it's very flexible rubber fold it back on itself and tie wrap it. Any of the above will work though.
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