SE6a USM 99T

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Post by Tinker man » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm

well, my thread has never been so active! :shock:

its always interesting to hear/read other people views. every day is a school day. it seems my "copper " pipe may well be 5/16 Copper nickle... but after you read below i will need to buy more anyway.

i had a spare hour so thought would look at positioning the fuel pump and remove the old lines. i found a few interesting things out. i removed the "supply" pipe line from an aftermarket fuel filter at the tank to the engine pulling from twin pipe clips fastened to the chassis. around the gearbox area the pipes disappear from view for about 6-8 inches. guess what? the pipes cross over in there... so the filter is actually on the return line.. god knows what that has been doing. problem 2. the return line was crushed in a few of the clips. but the biggest issue was when i took the front metal pipe off the engine block... as soon as i touched the rubber this happened. i am ashamed to say i didn't change all the hoses when everyone told me too... looks like i found the issue. the amazing thing was it wasn't leaking!!
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so that's that understood.. new rubber, new fuel feed and return line required... back to the computer to get ordering. i really should listen to people more often.

many thanks, Ian

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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:11 am

Judging by the spring clip that`s the original factory rubber.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Could well be, certainly looks well past it's use-by date! :shock:


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