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post #1 of 9 Old 07-18-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel hose length

My long-delayed reinstall of my fuel tank is almost done. The tank is ready to go back in. I want to install and clamp down the lines from the fuel sending unit and the two lines that go to the check valve before I put the tank back in.

However, I haven't been able to find out how long any of those lines need to be. I want to cut them to the correct length before I install the tank so that I don't have to mess with cutting them when the tank is in.

Does anyone know what the length of those lines needs to be?

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-18-2013, 10:09 AM
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You still have all the stock parts? Wow..

Anyways 15 and 20 gallon tanks are different. Which one do you have.


Note: I don't have an answer for you but might help one who knows if you know what tank you have.
Mine were attached with the body off.
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You still have all the stock parts? Wow..

Anyways 15 and 20 gallon tanks are different. Which one do you have.
I've still got some of the stock parts on there. Mostly the ones that haven't broke or haven't been replaced

Its a stock 15 gallon tank. The metal fuel lines and check valve are also stock.

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If you still have the old lines, use them as a template.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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If you still have the old lines, use them as a template.
Unfortunately, I don't have them. I don't know how much help it would have been, since some of the lines had been "dissolved" by ethanol.

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When I put my tank back in, I ran an excess of fuel line off the connections, then trimmed them up as I connected the lines. Pretty easy to do.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-20-2013, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks John!

I put the tank back in yesterday and used the "cut the hose after the tank is installed" method.

I cut the hoses with a utility knife, and if I had to do it over again, i'd use one of the special tools that look like sheers with a knife blade in the jaw. It would be much easier than sawing back and forth.

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I use a pair of wire cutters on mine. Snip... done. A nice clean cut. If you need to reach up in somewhere, they are nice for that as well.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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