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    ethanol resistant fuel line.........

    how is it sold? By the foot or prerigged? Does the hose actually say ehtanol resistant? Been trying to find some around here locally, but everybody is still selling the regular style (silver hose). Whats it generally sell for? I don't need but 5 feet

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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (T MAN)

    Don can take care of you. BBC discount also.

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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (T MAN)

    You can drop me an email, detailing how many feet you'd like. I'd also recommend replacing your primer bulb at the same time.

    A fuel pump diaphram kit is also a good idea.... they're relatively inexpensive, and take about 30 minutes to replace.

    The new line IS GRAY, and the letters "EPA" appear approximately once every foot along the length of the hose.



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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (EuropeanAM)

    Maybe a stupid question but???.....I used high pressure automotive fuel line...Im going to assume that its ethanol resistant????
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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (1outlaw)

    <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 1outlaw &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe a stupid question but???.....I used high pressure automotive fuel line...Im going to assume that its ethanol resistant????</TD></TR></TABLE>

    You'd have to look at the specs on the line itself. I would guess it's probably not Marine Rated, and certainly not USCG or BIA approved, however.



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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (EuropeanAM)

    What do you suppose they used at the factory when riggin fuel line from the tank to the nipple at the rear of the boat?? It's all black hose. From the nipple to the motor, its merc line.

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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (T MAN)

    <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by T MAN &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What do you suppose they used at the factory when riggin fuel line from the tank to the nipple at the rear of the boat?? It's all black hose. From the nipple to the motor, its merc line. </TD></TR></TABLE>

    "Whatever they had" is the only correct answer....



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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (EuropeanAM)

    So, would you recommend changing all of it from the tank to the engine. As for the fuel diaphram pump, what does it consist of? Sorry for all the questions.....

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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (T MAN)

    It is just a pulse diaphragm fuel pump on the port side of the motor....kit is about $20 and 30 minute install.

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    Re: ethanol resistant fuel line......... (Dite)

    <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dite &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is just a pulse diaphragm fuel pump on the port side of the motor....kit is about $20 and 30 minute install.</TD></TR></TABLE>

    +1

    And yes, I would recommend replacing the fuel line ALL THE WAY from the tank to the engine (including the primer bulb).



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