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E-85 Pushlock hose??

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  1. DaveHutch

    DaveHutch Bullets and Cars n stuff Established Member

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    which link? i got all my hose from the silocone intakes site. I will say its not the BEST quality, and i encountered problems with the line bending around sharp corners. but i just took a plier and bent it back and the line seemed perfect.

    The reason i went with it, is that any rubber hose is not meant to hold up to E85 from all i have read, it HAS to be teflon. i simply could not find any.

    also, this is the socket style system, so i read push lock is not the best to go with.

    If i could do it all over i would probably go with aeroquip because the prices arent That much more, and i dont want to feel like my hose is inferior quality wise.
     
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    DaveHutch Bullets and Cars n stuff Established Member

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    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    My entire system is made from Fragola, long runs from and to the tank included. I haven't once had a problem with smelling fuel vapor at all in my garage.

    My only complaint with the fragola stuff is that the -6an stuff is really, really difficult to fully seat onto the fittings. And I was using a heat gun on the hose and liberally lubricating the Summit fittings. I also used the -8an and -10an Fragola hose and did not have this difficulty though.
     
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  4. saleencobra

    saleencobra Active Member Established Member

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    I also have allfragola lines and fittings. pain in the ASS to get onto the fittings even with heat and lubing up the fittings even tried freezing the fittings. anyways I like the lines so far. but i do have some fuel odor in the garage but it's gone away for the most part.
     
  5. DaveHutch

    DaveHutch Bullets and Cars n stuff Established Member

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    Termilvr Member Established Member

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    I have received all the fittings and hose and the stuff looks top notch, i was originally going to go with aeroquip but didnt like the look of the fittings/couldnt find any straight -AN orb to AN flare fittings.
    Speedsourceusa - YouTube
     
  7. DaveHutch

    DaveHutch Bullets and Cars n stuff Established Member

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    ^post some pics! i am switching my whole setup over.

    i found this stuff, its CPE teflon on the inside, so its E85 compatible, and they have SS, and black braided hose. the fittings are also top notch. i just replaced one side of my rails due to clearance issues, im going to go with everything next time i have some extra cash.

    i go through these guys
    Hose Ends
     
  8. Termilvr

    Termilvr Member Established Member

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    I am at school right now, if i go home this weekend i will snap some pics, if i dont make it home this weekend i will definitely be going home next weekend for Easter.
     
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  9. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I do not like Pushlock hose at all. I wanted something heavy duty and to only do it once.

    I ended up with Eaton Aeroquip FC-350 hose with reusable fittings. It has the AQP inner hose and is rated "E" for Excellent for Ethanol, Methanol, Gasoline, Hydraulic Fluid, Brake Fluid, Etc.....

    You can just screw the fittings onto the hose. No need to fight with Pushlock and lube and boiling the hose in water.

    You can easily get the fittings off and reuse them as many times as you want.


    Specifications
    .41 inches

    Hose O.D. .77 inches

    Max. Operating Pressure 1250 psi

    Min. Burst Pressure 5000 psi

    Min. Bend Radius 1.75 inches

    Vacuum Service 28 inches of Hg

    Weight/ft. .22 lbs.

    Operating Temp. Range -55 TO +300 °F


    Never once had gas smell. Went together easier than any hose I have assembled, and had a higher pressure rating than any automotive hose I had looked at.

    I will never run anything else.
     
  10. 04SilverSerpent

    04SilverSerpent ZTP Established Member

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    Definately what Kevin recommended above..I had pushlock stuff and it's a pain in the rear to get onto the fittings.
     
  11. quick88lx

    quick88lx Active Member Established Member

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    sorry i should have clarified it was the link for the phenix or however its spelled lines and fittings im leaning heavily t'words their stuff right now price is decent but looks to be very good quality
     
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    Jad G Broke but fast Established Member

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    I'm running Gates LOL Plus in 5/8" ID (-10 AN) pushlock hose from the fuel hat to my stock rails, and I've had the system apart a few times to address leak issues, and no degradation was apparent on the hose interior, no black material flaking inside or anything to that effect and I've been using ethanol for 2 months now
     
  13. DaveHutch

    DaveHutch Bullets and Cars n stuff Established Member

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    04 sleeper,. when you say they
    "screw onto the hose" i think i have the same kind ( the crap version from an fittings) it seems to be the smartest way and really is not that hard to put together. my only regret is not going with a more solid, flexible line.

    can you post pictures of the fittings?
     
  14. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The fittings are galvanized steel. Very durable.

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    Here is the hose.

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    Link to buy this stuff?
     
  16. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Here is where I buy my hose and fittings from.

    Texas Rubber Supply

    I have an account set up with them and know people that work there. I just go down there in person and buy it since it's close to where I work.
     
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    hey guys, didnt want to start another thread, but was wondering if anyone uses hard line for the long stretches?
    my friends were recommending this route to save money, reduce chance of fuel smell etc.
    from the hat, have maybe several feet braided line going to fuel filter, from their, hardline to engine bay. then braided line to rails, regulator, etc.
    i figure if i use 1 lenth of 5/8" for supply and 1 1/2" for return, then i would hopefully need something like 12' of braided line. (didnt measure yet, just a very rough estimate)
    the hard line i am looking at:
    5/8" ALUMINUM HARD LINE NATURAL (per 25' roll) only $28.95 - Aluminum Hard Line
    $29 per roll of 25'. i like $1.16 per ft much better than 5+ lol...
    ideas?
     
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  18. Termilvr

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    Per request some pics of phenix industries ss teflon hose and misc fittings.
    I did my best to take closeups of the hose some came out blurry.
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    misc fittings
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    3/8 npt to -8 flare with teflox end for fuel hat
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    -8 orb speedlox fitting
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    My crossover from rail to rail
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    -8 45* and straight fitting
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    teaser pic:beer:
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  19. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Looks awesome! :rockon:
     
  20. ugotbit03

    ugotbit03 4.6 ways to waste money Established Member

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    So, I'm a little confused by all the hose :/

    Is there a black braided hose that I can used black fittings with that is e85 stink proof?
     

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