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Fuel pipes for B5

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by foursprungdugtechnique, Apr 2, 2014.

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    I have a slight leak at the back of the car, need to get it sorted before MOT. Anyone had to replace pipes, and what with? I was going to go to Pirtek and get fuel hose and clamps.
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    If its a quattro, check the fuel filter banjos.
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    It's not quattro, filter at the front. 14 year old pipes just getting weak. Don't really fancy paying £180 for new pipes from the stealer
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    the pipes are mostly plastic coated metal, if its leaking i'd expect its at a joint or something?

    I presume its a diesel?
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    They're metal pipes, I had repaired the front from the first rubber mount where it had rotted to about 6 inches up the bulkhead with 10mm internal diameter rubber fuel hose and clamps.
    The whole lot, front to back, flow and return is now rubber hose now, all sorted.
    £25 out of Pirtek
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    hmm.

    I wouldnt be having rubber hose under the car. Theres good reason they use metal in the first place!
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    They're fairly safe running in the existing fuel line clips, they're also pretty thick sidewalks and braided. The MOT tester was happy enough, and I don't rally the car, it's also SE and as high as a monster truck anyway lol
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