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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel line material

What are your preferences in replacing fuel line - steel, stainles steel or aluminum. I'm leaning toward the aluminum myself, but wanted other opinions.
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Re: Fuel line material

probably aluminum, for ease of bending and resistance to rust.

although i think mine are steel. either way i painted them up nice.

whatever it was a 25 foot roll was like 15 bucks at NAPA
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Re: Fuel line material

Do all three meet with any codes or laws? I'm wondering if aluminum is resistant enough to puncture?
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Re: Fuel line material

summit sells all 3, no mention of legality and such.

Al and steel are 12-15 bucks a roll, stainless is more like 25
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Re: Fuel line material

Some aluminum alloys are very prone to corrosion, particularly when exposed to salt water and dissimilar metals. Unless you can find out what alloy they use, I would avoid it. I used stainless steel and am glad I did.
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Re: Fuel line material

But your entire Jeep is stainless steel. Wouldn't have looked right with aluminum tubing.
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Re: Fuel line material

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But your entire Jeep is stainless steel. Wouldn't have looked right with aluminum tubing.

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That's true except that the fuel lines hardly show. The real reason is that I hate rust, and corroded aluminum is just rust wth a different name. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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Re: Fuel line material

Oxidation is... well oxidation, no matter what the material.

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