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Old 14 January 2017, 17:30   #1
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Suggestions for ethanol proof fuel lines?

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Old 15 January 2017, 04:26   #2
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All modern fuel lines should be ethanol proof
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ive found that lots of ethanol proof fuel lines for outboards quickly go hard, dont flex and stop sealing on fittings so leak. after trying different pipe over the years i now only use Gates fuel hose - all the hoses i have are still like new and of course a lot cheaper than the 'special' off the shelf outboard hoses.
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Old 15 January 2017, 16:43   #5
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Is ethanol fuel the only option over there? I don't know anyone who uses it their boat here, we just get warned not to Fishing Monthly Magazines : E10. The Facts and More
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What is your ethanol mix? 10pct or less shouldn't be a problem with any hose newer than about 2000. That may be true up to 20pct as well, but all I've seen here is 10.
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Festinghouse......many many thanks. Just what I was looking for. Gates make top class rubber products(!). They are well known for cam belts and fuel delivery hoses. I was searching the wrong thing. I was looking for fuel injection hose. This needs a higher pressure rating. It was simply for fuel from the tank to the filter so pressure wasn't a problem .A1 rated tubing is very thick and unwieldy. I settled on Gates GFH1031x... £6 a meter ..not cheap but its what I need. Ta to all NIC
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Avoid the silver Mercury Marine stuff. It breaks down internally after 12 months and jams the line solid. I put two brand new reels of it in a skip before xmas.
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Avoid the silver Mercury Marine stuff. It breaks down internally after 12 months and jams the line solid. I put two brand new reels of it in a skip before xmas.
Thank you for that.

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>>>Avoid the silver Mercury Marine stuff. It breaks down internally after 12 months and jams the line solid.

Very sweeping statement eh? If true there wouldn't be a Mercury/Mariner left running over 12mths old??

That silver Mercury hose is my favourite for SIB/outboard use having the perfect blend of strength and flexibility. I've had several Mercury/Mariner outboards with the original silver hoses over 10yrs old... no problems ever.

Do agree about some cheap hoses from motor factors being unsuited to outboards. It can go so inflexible in a couple of years it's useless.

Is that Gates GFH1031x hose nice and flexible... will it "flop" where you put it or try and retain the shape of the coil it came in.
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