Fuel Tank to Pump Hose Replacement

Fuel Tank to Pump Hose Replacement

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WIL35

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213 months

Monday 1st March 2021
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While fitting my splendid new Peter Essling supplied fuel pump mount I noticed the hose from the tank to the pump was a bit soft and suspect it has never been changed.

A couple of questions for those that have done this; will 1 metre of hose be enough and will the tank need to be drained? Presumably the tank needs to be removed, are there any other jobs worth doing while the tank is out?

Thanks

WIL35

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534 posts

213 months

Monday 1st March 2021
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Thank you both, this is encouraging news, by not having to take the tank out!

Rufus Roughcut said:
Just thinking out loud, have all the other fuel hoses been replaced recently, inc the return lines? Could be time to go through the lot for piece of mind.
All the engine bay hoses are quite recent, replaced in February 2019 at Taylor TVR. The pump to filter and filter to solid pipe are braided, so hard to know what condition the rubber will be in, but they don't look that old. I'll see if I can find a mention in the history folder. I'll check the return hose that goes to the tank. Does it go to a connection at the top of the tank?

WIL35

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534 posts

213 months

Monday 1st March 2021
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Rufus Roughcut said:
Replacing all of these and the filler neck hose eliminated completely any niff of fuel vapour in the boot, maybe not strictly necessary in your case, as with these cars though 'whilst I've got this off/out I may as well.......'biggrin
Now you mention it, I do get a niff of fuel vapour in the boot! I'll order some 8mm hose too......

Will check the filler neck hose while I'm at it.

WIL35

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021
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Flatplane8 said:
Might be relevant, my car is currently getting some of the fuel hoses replaced and its been taking a while. They needed to order a new grade of hose that will cope ok with the new 10% ethanol content fuels that are being introduced.

I must admit I've done no research on this, but thought it worth a mention if you are buying fuel hose.
That is a good point. I was looking at this stuff for the tank to pump hose:

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ethanol-proof-fuel-h...