Yellow fuel line for small engine


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Old 09-03-16, 10:12 AM
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Yellow fuel line for small engine

Picked up from CarQuest yesterday some 1/4" gas line for my riding mower and he gave me this yellow stuff @ $2.39/ft. No writing on it at all, I was expecting the black rubber line like I have now.

This line reliable, last thing I need is a fire beneath my arse?

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Old 09-03-16, 11:10 AM
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Yeah. It's used a lot in small engines.
 
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Likely Nitrile which is made to offset the effects of Ethanol gas.
 
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Old 09-03-16, 12:17 PM
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Okay thanks, guess I'll use it then.
 
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Old 09-03-16, 02:19 PM
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It is not the same as the normal 1/4" on a riding mower engine. The wall thickness is much less. It is meant more for trimmers, blowers and saws and the like. It won't hold up to the heat like the regular black rubber hose.
I bet it is Tygon hose.
 
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Old 09-04-16, 11:18 AM
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It won't hold up to the heat like the regular black rubber hose.
Good point seeing I have a rear engine rider where the hose has to go back around the engine to the carb. Ordered me a 5' piece of Goodyear black rubber for $9, I'll save the yellow stuff for my other machines.

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I picked up a mower with the clear stuff on a JD mower with a Kaw engine, the fuel line wrapped around the edge of the engine and would collapse whenever it got hot, about drove me crazy. I was going to put the yellow line on a weedeater and my local small engine parts guy said if the fuel tank was above the engine the yellow fuel line had a tendency to leak while setting in storage. Have a good one. Geo
 
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All my stuff has the black rubber lines so I'll stick to that.
 
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Old 09-04-16, 12:56 PM
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1/4" fuel line from any automotive parts store will work just fine
 
 

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