Petrol fuel piping for diesel ?

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Petrol fuel piping for diesel ?

Post by spider » 03 Aug 2013, 16:15

Andy was wondering if its safe to use petrol pipe for diesel. Specifically the clear piping. ? :)

I'm aware a lot of pumps have a clear section already but I'm not really sure on standards.

Having (a long time ago) been sold "fuel hose" from a factor that melted a week later due to the petrol eating it, I tend to be a bit wary. Assume it was coolant hose, quickly replaced from elsewhere.

For what its worth I've ordered a small length of three sizes as I plan to warm it in some hot water then pop it on so its a reasonably tight fit before any clips, better that way I think.

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The smaller sizes will come in handy as its useful to keep some, if nothing else they may be ideal washer tubing lengths.

I do need some and also I plan to keep a small length attached each side of a primer 'bulb' as a handy tool for emergencies and general fuel work where required too.

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Re: Petrol fuel piping for diesel ?

Post by CitroJim » 04 Aug 2013, 05:44

Andy, any hose that certified OK for petrol will be absolutely lovely for diesel :)

Just check in service that it doesn't goo hard and run the risk of suffering fatigue cracks..

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Re: Petrol fuel piping for diesel ?

Post by spider » 04 Aug 2013, 14:12

Thanks.

I'll have to adjust its positioning no doubt to make up for the pre-set shaped stuff but there's enough room to work. I am wondering if the feed / returns both in clear are excess though but we'll see.