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Fuel Fuel Hose, tank to filler neck, how long should it last...

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by axa, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Maxwelhse

    Maxwelhse FEOA Member

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    There's no doubt your approach gets it done, but I get older, fatter, and lazier with each passing minute and I like easy stuff that just bolts on to the things I'm not trying to hotrod. I've got enough projects that require a creative mind.

    I don't golf so the last time I thought I broke my shaft was when I slipped off the only woman goodly enough to tolerate me.
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    Itchigo FEOA Member

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    Me too, me too. That golf club was less than 10 years ago. You should see me now lol.

    I can't shut my creative mind off lol. And alcohol makes it worse in my case.
  3. axa

    axa FEOA Member

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    So this damn tube is on its way to failing again. might make it another year but shouldnt.

    Last time i just found a seller off of ebay, figured how much worse could it be... and turns out just as bad...

    bought this:
    Motorcraft KFL22 Fuel Hose
    from these guys:
    https://www.ebay.com/usr/original_auto_parts_xpress
    on this date:
    ORDER DATE
    Jun 28, 2017



    So amazon bad, ebay bad, that might come as no surprise but i figured they all used the same vendors... ill try rock auto for rubber from now on.
  4. denisond3

    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I dont think you will have much better luck from other sources. Rockauto has to buy from whatever market they can find.
    I replaced one in my 92LX about 9 or 10 years ago; getting the KFL-22 branded as motorcraft. It hasnt leaked yet, though I havent looked at it to see how it is going. When I put a new one on a 95LX for my daughter, I smeared Permatex ultra black RTV on the outside of it. This would at least keep most of the air and UV away from the hose. I will do the same, when I change the OEM hose on my 91LX. It is leaking, along with the smaller hose that allows the vapor bubble to escape as I am filling the tank.
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  5. Itchigo

    Itchigo FEOA Member

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    Straight hose from NAPA is fine. It's not like there are any funky bends or anything.
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  6. axa

    axa FEOA Member

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    i think this becomes the only path
  7. axa

    axa FEOA Member

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    Would you, or anyone know the size host i need to get a good fit?? id like to pick one up before getting the old off, if possible....
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    It was either 1-7/8" or 2" inside diameter.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Measure the diameter of either of the tank inlet, or the fuel filler metal tube. Then use the smaller diameter, not the enlarged part right at the end. I find it works better to expand the hose by jamming it over the end of a small-to-medium laundry detergent bottle.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    This is what happens when all you can buy are new old stock parts.
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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Hey, I found this picture from when I changed mine:

    Fuel filler hose diameter.JPG
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    axa FEOA Member

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    could not imagine a more precise answer to such an obscure question tossed out on the internet. thanks.
  13. Marvin

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    I still have original on mine. But if/when it does fail I plan on using marine grade hose that they use on the tanks of boats. Fuel grade hose is available by the foot at many hydraulic specialty companies if you don't live near marine stores. Same kind of hose is also used on heavy industrial and farm equipment. You can get them in silicone, have multiple layers and are reinforced with a wire core. You may need a heat gun to form it and it's probably an over kill solution.
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    I like overkill.
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    over kill is even better on a escort.
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    axa FEOA Member

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    Speaking of which. I can't find any fuel house this big, granted I've only just checked advanced Auto and auto zone, but is generic fuel house in this size hard to come by?
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Generic fuel hose is made in a variety of sizes. The sizes I needed for my mopar motorhome and my F1 pickup were somewhere about 2-1/4" diameter. They only sold it in 3' lengths though. The big hose I got for the replacement on my escort fuel filler neck-to-tank was a KFL-22 made by motorcraft, Its still pretty common, and could be found on ebay, or I imagine at lots of truck parts places.
    I think of advanced auto and autozone as good places to buy antifreeze, motor oil, and sponges for cleaning a car; not so much for real auto parts. I visit a local NAPA franchise sometimes, and O'Reillys. I also go to independents, which arent one of a chain of the places that sell more chrome muffler extensions than they do obscure auto parts. They can be tough to find though.
    If you are replacing the cracked and leaking fuel filler neck hose, also think about replacing the smaller fuel "vapor" hose next to it. I forget whether I used a 9/16" or 1/2" size of heater hose. While it dosent say it is for gasoline vapors, it sure has worked well for several years.

    I have gone into places where huge trucks were being worked on, and asked the guys in dirty coveralls where they get their parts. The always know the names of dependable parts outlets, and they never say advance auto or autozone.
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    Just got back from a specialty Auto parts store, as you said seems these fuel house in these sizes only come in 3' lengths, around 35$ where I am.

    The reason I don't use the kfl22 is that I'm convinced availability is highly infiltrated by fakes, thus the reason I started this thread having 2 fail quick, one from eBay, one from Amazon.
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    I have had better luck with them; having done three now, one of them about 12 years ago. With my daughters 96 escort sedan last summer, I smeared the outside of the fuel filler hose with Permatex RTV, 'Ultra Black'just to keep the fumes from the engine compartment off of the hose.
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    Not fakes, just new old stock that is mostly aged out.

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