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Re: [ST] Tank quick disconnect failure
I don't think there is enough room for a service loop. This is a thick not very plyable hose that runs directly to the fuel rail.
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From: "Mike Young" <myoung@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> "That is exactly my theory! The hose is too long and puts unnecessary
> stress on the female part of the connector. I examined the broken part
> that's where the part started cracking. I think shortening the line by
> inch will solve the problem."
> A better approach would be to LENGTHEN the hose enough to put a
> "plumber's loop" in it. This 360 degree bend in the hose lets the hose
> flex in all directions while putting minimal strain on the fittings on
> the ends of the hose. This assumes that there is sufficient clearance
> between the fittings when they are in their normal positions, and that
> you have someplace to put the loop without it interfering with the rest
> of the machinery in the area. Is the hose on the suction side of the
> pump (is there even a pump in the system)? The only problem with a loop
> is the slightly increased chance of creating a place for vapor lock to
> occur. If the hose is pressurized, there isn't a problem. The suction
> side of a pump might be prone to vapor lock depending on a bunch of
> other conditions, and a gravity feed to carburetors will definitely be
> more prone to the problem. One last bit of advise: Buy GOOD hose. You
> get what you pay for. Goodyear, Pirelli, Nissin, and for that matter any
> hose with a brand you recognize printed on it is probably better than
> some generic parts house hose.
> Good luck.
> '06 ST
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