Avoid a fire, everyone should read this

Discussion in 'Buying a VW Camper' started by Chrisradioman, May 11, 2014.

  1. Hi, I’ve got the old thread reinforced connection pieces and they’re looking a bit tatty. It looks like these can be replaced with snug fitting rubber fuel line pieces. I’s this the case?

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  3. Ta, Will be fitting these ASAP
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  4. Changing all my fuel pipes and fittings at the minute.

    Most were in good nick, which makes me think that someone had been in there before...... Shame they didn't change the tank which was completely fubbarred!!

    Bizarrely, the one that is easiest to do.... The join above one of the batteries, was in the worst condition.... And fell apart in my hands!

    Coupled with the horrendous amount of oily gunk all round my engine bay. Only luck has kept me safe I think.
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  5. And the last part to remove today was the elbow by the filler cap.... It was rather split!
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  6. Always fitted fuel filter before pump....filters out crap before goes int carb.....nice and clean. I use some old semi plastic pipes that are years old and have never perished but not sure if you can get em anymore.....cant be said for the rubber ones the ethanol always seems to win eventually but if good quality should last .

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  7. Will probably post in the parts for sale area shortly but ... Anyone fancy one of those cheap and cheerful fire suppressant "fire balls"?
    I have two now no longer needed.
    Good first option while thinking about which system to go for beyond changing lines etc ......
  8. Great thread
    just read this and checked mine
    one above aux battery fell to bits in my hand
    I need to do the ones on top of the tank next
    and the filler hose
    just not sure which one yet
    I have a cross over and its a bit confusing to a newbie
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  9. there are lots of different options out there Tim, all with pros and cons. powder is good at putting out fires but leaves a residue/ cleanup issue. i went for a gas system but tbh any system is better than none (and also check/ replace your hoses and breathers).

    Fire Extinguisher System (vwaircooledworks.co.uk)
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  10. Thanks Rob, that definitely looks a better and cleaner system.

    Hoses and breathers are just done and upgraded to latest standard, so I should be ok I hope.

    Cheers, Tony.
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  12. Hi thanks for this information. I’ve just purchased a late bay and can see a few of these. How many need replacing and where can I buy them?
  13. breather pipes? its just fuel hose - vw aircooled works who i linked above sells everything you need but any car place sells fuel hose, just make sure its rated for ethanol.
  14. I drive my kombi abound for 6 months before I started the restoration. The garage would always sink of fuel and so would the engine compartment. I recently discovered the breather system flexible joiners all destroyed. Maybe if i never did the restoration I would off not had anything to restore.
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