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In tank fuel hoses

Doing stainless steel u pipe for fuel pump. I have fuel injection hose. (Meets low permeation requirements). Is it ok for real short connections?

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Doing stainless steel u pipe for fuel pump. I have fuel injection hose. (Meets low permeation requirements). Is it ok for real short connections?
Not unless it is rated for submersion.
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Didn't think so. Thanks.

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Didn't think so. Thanks.
You are still going to have rubber in the tank that can deteriorate. That is why I went with the nylon flex lines over anything rubber.
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Just ordered the Enduralast fuel lines today.
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Hey. Can't bitch about them. Those rubber line were in there 8 years. I bought her in August of 2012. And that molded U hose was in there then. When I pulled the pump Saturday.The molded U hose looked like it had the start of a split. It had a small little split above the clamp on one side. So. Maybe the Startron I was putting in put in every 2nd or 3rd fill up really does minimalize the negative effects of Ethanol. Who knows? But I can say. Those rubber lines were old. I freakin hate Ethanol!

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Hey. Can't bitch about them. Those rubber line were in there 8 years. I bought her in August of 2012. And that molded U hose was in there then. When I pulled the pump Saturday.The molded U hose looked like it had the start of a split. It had a small little split above the clamp on one side. So. Maybe the Startron I was putting in put in every 2nd or 3rd fill up really does minimalize the negative effects of Ethanol. Who knows? But I can say. Those rubber lines were old. I freakin hate Ethanol!
Mine lasted about 7 years splitting open the morning after returning from a 5,000 mile ride to Newfoundland. I was glad it didn’t let go a week earlier in Gros Morne. That would have been much less convenient. I am glad to have the corrugated nylon line in the tank now. I suspect it will outlast the rest of the bike.

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Mine lasted about 7 years splitting open the morning after returning from a 5,000 mile ride to Newfoundland. I was glad it didn’t let go a week earlier in Gros Morne. That would have been much less convenient. I am glad to have the corrugated nylon line in the tank now. I suspect it will outlast the rest of the bike.
I guess I missed the post where you put those in. You were working with stainless u pipes for a while as a replacement for the moldy rubber ones.

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I guess I missed the post where you put those in. You were working with stainless u pipes for a while as a replacement for the moldy rubber ones.
https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt...ml#post1917931

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OK, I remember the second post with all the stainless fittings, I just didn't remember the nylon lines in the second picture.

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Mine lasted about 7 years splitting open the morning after returning from a 5,000 mile ride to Newfoundland. I was glad it didn’t let go a week earlier in Gros Morne. That would have been much less convenient. I am glad to have the corrugated nylon line in the tank now. I suspect it will outlast the rest of the bike.
I suspect they will for me also. At least as long as i will own it most likely.

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I stand corrected. It wasn't 8 years. I Changed the air filter today. It was dated 4-7-14. And i changed the fuel filter at the same time. So Almost 6 years to the day. Still. That Molded hose. Who knows how old it is. Well. I've Got piece of mind now.

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Hey. Can't bitch about them. Those rubber line were in there 8 years. I bought her in August of 2012. And that molded U hose was in there then. When I pulled the pump Saturday.The molded U hose looked like it had the start of a split. It had a small little split above the clamp on one side. So. Maybe the Startron I was putting in put in every 2nd or 3rd fill up really does minimalize the negative effects of Ethanol. Who knows? But I can say. Those rubber lines were old. I freakin hate Ethanol!
I have an '02 LT (15k miles) and I just had to replace all the hoses on the fuel pump assembly. I wanted the rubber ones, BUT they were too expensive, so I went with the flexible nylon ones that were in the kit from Beemer boneyard.
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I have an '02 LT (15k miles) and I just had to replace all the hoses on the fuel pump assembly. I wanted the rubber ones, BUT they were too expensive, so I went with the flexible nylon ones that were in the kit from Beemer boneyard.
Welcome Rob. You should be happy with the nylon ones as they will not suffer form Ethanol.
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Here is a link to what is available from UAP NAPA if it helps a guy out. I’ve got this in my tank at the moment with zero problems.


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