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Tygon fuel line

Now that the snow season has passed, it's time for some maintenance. Tygon seems to be a popular fuel line choice. Although it's the same i.d. as stock, it's much thinner. The way snowblower motors vibrate, I was concerned about the lack of protection compared to the thick rubber hose it will replace. I saved some turbo hose covering from the hot rod days and though it's overkill, it looks like it will do a great job protecting the Tygon hose. Too bad it doesn't show when installed.
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Now that the snow season has passed, it's time for some maintenance. Tygon seems to be a popular fuel line choice. Although it's the same i.d. as stock, it's much thinner. The way snowblower motors vibrate, I was concerned about the lack of protection compared to the thick rubber hose it will replace. I saved some turbo hose covering from the hot rod days and though it's overkill, it looks like it will do a great job protecting the Tygon hose. Too bad it doesn't show when installed.
Nice mod there jermar. It is too bad no one will be able to see it. Is that heat shrink on the end?


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ID and OD dimensions of Tygon.

TygonŽ Fuel and Lubricant Tubing F-4040-A | U.S. Plastic Corp.

You can also get it from Oreilly but they usually need a day or two to get it in.
You need to look it up on Prime line, Page 222 : 2014 PRIMELINE PDF CATALOG - Page %CURPAGENUM% of %LASTPAGENUM%
and then punch the P/N into Oreillys web site to see price and availability : Home Page | O'Reilly Auto Parts

MFG supply also carries it.

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US Plastics has a great price. I used heat shrink tube with a dab of Goop glue so it can't slide up. Will be adding a fuel cutoff during this task.
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Nice mod there jermar. It is too bad no one will be able to see it. Is that heat shrink on the end?
I CAN SEE it.

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Nice.

Just curious, why did you change to Tygon from the rubber lines? I'd never given any thought to changing materials.

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I'm changing it because the original is 21 years old and I noticed cracking & swelling while in service position.
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Sorry- not why you're changing the line itself, but why you're changing material from rubber to Tygon.

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I'm using Tygon because of rave reviews on the motorcycle & other forums. My rubber fuel line lasted many years, but most of those years were before ethanol was added to our fuel. Users claim Tygon does not deteriorate due to ethanol. I didn't think about the fact that I needed smaller hose clamps to go with it. I'm sure this hose will outlive me.
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