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Grrr...
When I got my Fox a year ago, I replaced the transfer pump along with the fuel lines in there because the originals had almost disintegrated. I knew there was some debris in there so I went in there after it today and found my new fuel lines also disintegrating and now I've got a huge mess and will probably have to drop the tank to clean it out.
What can I use in there that will last? Do I have to go to the dealer?
 

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Re: In-tank fuel lines?? (Dan-'83 Rabbit GTI)

I have the same problem, was going to give up on this, and just replace the hoses every so often before they disintegrate, but you got me thinking.
My idea is to call the Vw dealership and see if they sell replacement plastic hoses for a 1997 Vw GTI fuel/transfer pump (take a look at the photo in the link below), if they do and they don't cost much then that's what I will put on instead of rubber hoses. If they cost too much, then will try my flaps. This should put an end to this non-sense http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif .
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Re: In-tank fuel lines?? (kerensky)

My brother has a 97 GTI, we replaced this pump a couple of months ago, and yes this pump dives in.
 

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Re: In-tank fuel lines?? (Dan-'83 Rabbit GTI)

Apparently that stuff is SAE 30R10. Google results indicate it's between $13 and $20 per foot.
 

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Re: In-tank fuel lines?? (VWFOX407)

VWFOX407, you in turn got ME thinking! I deliver auto parts for a living, so I just asked one of the shops I stopped at today if they had any junk fuel pumps- of course they did! Snagged the plastic hoses off one and threw the rest away. Free! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Quote, originally posted by razalasm »
Apparently that stuff is SAE 30R10. Google results indicate it's between $13 and $20 per foot.


What??? better find me some free ones too! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: In-tank fuel lines?? (VWFOX407)

Very well! For being off a random pump, the hoses fit perfectly. I also drained my tank and shop-vac'd all the rubber debris out. Good as new!
Oh yeah the dealer says the original hose or line or whatever it was is only available as part of the fuel level sender assembly- I think he quoted $230 for it...



Modified by Dan-'83 Rabbit GTI at 7:36 PM 8-25-2009
 
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