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Old 11-17-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Viton hose best way to go?

I'm wondering what kind of hose people are using for their veggie. I've heard a lot about Viton...is that the best way to go? If so, where might I find a cheap deal? I'll need sufficient hose to run from the fuel tank in the back to the engine (it's a mid-engine) then also hose for the fuel return lines. Possibly around 30 ft of hose.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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Re: Viton hose best way to go?

run hard(steel)lines to/from the tank & engine and use flexable hose at the ends to make the connections and allow for vibration and mis alignment.
DOT regulations allow for only 18" of continuous hose then it must be hard lines.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: Viton hose best way to go?

copper lines = bad, they will work harden from vibration over time and then stress crack and break, DOT mandates either steel tubing (brake line) or an appropriate plastic that the fuel will not compromise, also use DOT approved fittings. the proper parts are available from your local truck parts supplier.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: Viton hose best way to go?

Yeah don't use copper for veggie it reacts with it and turns a green tarnish color. On www.mcmastercarr.com you can get flexible aluminum tubing for a pretty good price. Otherwise Viton will work well.
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