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Old 07-18-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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Folks I need some 5/16"ID 'submersible' fuel line. I put submersible in single quotes because it only needs to last maybe a year or 2. This is an ultra low budget thing that is stopping the vehicle from being scrapped. I need about a 3 or 4 foot section of it.

Any leads as to what I could use? Owners are not paying some $16 a foot otherwise it's just going to the JY. I'm pretty sure heater hose will NOT work. TIA
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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We used to use high pressure fuel injection hose as submersible hose and although we haven't had any failures of any of the previously installed hoses, we recently started using only the Volvo submersible hose as a precaution.

So I can't see why you couldn't use the same FI hose especially if you are going to change it in a couple of years.

High pressure fuel injection hose is only about $2.00 or $3.00 per foot.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:03 PM   #3
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We used to use high pressure fuel injection hose as submersible hose and although we haven't had any failures of any of the previously installed hoses, we recently started using only the Volvo submersible hose as a precaution.

So I can't see why you couldn't use the same FI hose especially if you are going to change it in a couple of years.

High pressure fuel injection hose is only about $2.00 or $3.00 per foot.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:13 PM   #4
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We used to use high pressure fuel injection hose as submersible hose and although we haven't had any failures of any of the previously installed hoses, we recently started using only the Volvo submersible hose as a precaution.

So I can't see why you couldn't use the same FI hose especially if you are going to change it in a couple of years.

High pressure fuel injection hose is only about $2.00 or $3.00 per foot.
Bad advise. 30R9 hose are not made to be submersible. Use 30R10 hose or other specs that are made to be submersible only. Last I know, Volvo dealership sells it by one meter.



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Old 07-18-2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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You could probably take an old bicycle inner tube and with some hose clamps use that as a 'temporary' fix. It holds at least 40 psi on your paper route, so it would probably work for a low-pressure "application" like yours.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:40 PM   #6
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Bad advise. 30R9 hose are not made to be submersible. Use 30R10 hose or other specs that are made to be submersible only. Last I know, Volvo dealership sells it by one meter.



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Old 07-18-2018, 07:36 PM   #7
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You could probably take an old bicycle inner tube and with some hose clamps use that as a 'temporary' fix. It holds at least 40 psi on your paper route, so it would probably work for a low-pressure "application" like yours.

False. The tire holds in 40 psi, and the inner tube just seals inside the tire. Ever tried to inflate an inner tube while not in a tire? They get huge, and then pop.
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False. The tire holds in 40 psi, and the inner tube just seals inside the tire. Ever tried to inflate an inner tube while not in a tire? They get huge, and then pop.
He was just being a smartass.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:05 PM   #10
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Get a foot of the proper submersible hose for connections and use some of the black plastic fuel line for the rest.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:04 PM   #11
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if 16 dollars will put this car in the grave i shudder at the thought of sharing the road with it.... that being said any f.i. house will work for a few months
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NAPA at $8 per foot last I checked.
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if 16 dollars will put this car in the grave i shudder at the thought of sharing the road with it.
$14.99... Shipped. Otherwise crush.

Common man, 7/9s are better than that! Splurge for the $16.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #14
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Actually to be honest it’s a Chrysler Pacifica 07 with the 4.0. They had an engines for life hung going on and my in laws son launched the motor. It had a BRAND NEW 4.0 installed then the stupid Chrysler shifter thing broke, and it sat for 5 years. Needless to say the gas tank innards were crap.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:18 PM   #15
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Find a hose in the junkyard?
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:30 PM   #16
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Find a hose in the junkyard?
Stock stuff is one time use. Pretty sure Iím orfer to buy it new they want you to buy the entire drop in assembly as well. Near $400 in parts for a $500 car. Lol
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:34 PM   #17
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If you're insistent on dividing by zero 7-9 style just crush it now, otherwise take a look at the total cost and use value equation, and ask them if it pencils out for them.

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Old 07-19-2018, 10:53 PM   #18
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If you're insistent on dividing by zero 7-9 style just crush it now, otherwise take a look at the total cost and use value equation, and ask them if it pencils out for them.

I really just need something local. Have never been able to find SAE30R10 hose in anything longer than 18Ē. Plan is to call some speed shops tomorrow morning and if no one has any Iíll just have to settle for the R9
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Crush it.

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Old 07-20-2018, 10:28 AM   #20
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Yeah that’s the pesseneger side of the tank. That’s not even a pump as far as I know. That side is fine just need the line. I ordered the driver side which is the pump and filter.
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