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Old 11-05-2008
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I got some cool looking blue fuel line at Fleet Farm last year and redid everything on the 400. After only about 250 to 300 miles on the sled last year, there's already a big leak in the new fuel line. Where can I get some good stuff that will last more than 9 months? Also, what do you guys use to secure the fuel line? I use zip ties because I was having a lot of trouble finding those little clips that are on there. All I could ever find was variety packs of those things, and I'd have to buy 10 times more of them than I needed. Please give me some advice on these issues, as I plan to go out for a low snow rip on Friday or Saturday.
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Fleet should carry the black fuel line. Those expandable clips I get from dealer and get a couple so I have them around usually.
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I got some cool looking blue fuel line at Fleet Farm last year and redid everything on the 400. After only about 250 to 300 miles on the sled last year, there's already a big leak in the new fuel line. Where can I get some good stuff that will last more than 9 months? Also, what do you guys use to secure the fuel line? I use zip ties because I was having a lot of trouble finding those little clips that are on there. All I could ever find was variety packs of those things, and I'd have to buy 10 times more of them than I needed. Please give me some advice on these issues, as I plan to go out for a low snow rip on Friday or Saturday.
Last year before i started riding the sled we put new fuel lines on, we got it at fleet and farm also. They have and are still holding up perfectly fine. The stuff we got was yellow tho, and its behind the counter for the small engine parts. It may be different there so i dono. And last year i put like 800 miles on the sled with those lines.

We bought a variety pack of those things also, hardly any are the right size. I just recomend putting some zip ties on it haha.. Or just check ebay and see if they dont have a pack of all the right size, might have some.

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^^^No snow, but that's going to change on Friday. We've had really warm temps in the 60's this week, but there is a pretty big shift coming in the weather.

Is the black fuel line the way to go? I kind of like to be able to see if the fuel is running through the line, and it seems like the black stuff is pretty stiff and bulky. Is the black stuff the only way to get durability?
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I have never had any issues with black line. Also, if there is a need to see the fuel pop a line off. Either the fuel is flowing or not, personally I don't see the need to see it. Remember, this is what I do, not saying it is right.
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^^^No snow, but that's going to change on Friday. We've had really warm temps in the 60's this week, but there is a pretty big shift coming in the weather.

Is the black fuel line the way to go? I kind of like to be able to see if the fuel is running through the line, and it seems like the black stuff is pretty stiff and bulky. Is the black stuff the only way to get durability?
Hmm its been the same here as far as weather, accuweather was the same for me and you but now not a single damn day says for snow, but weather.com says for friday to snow. We will see what happens, let me know if it snows rubi.

I dont believe the black stuff is the only way to be durable. I agree, the black stuff is stiff and bulky, thats why i had changed it out in the first place, also to see the fuel. But i thought it was old and rotting but it turns out it wasnt, after it got warm it wasnt so stiff.

Let me check what it says on the hose i have.. Is there a behind the counter place for the small engines parts at your fleet n farm?
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^^^Not really. There is just a display with a bunch of different kinds and sizes of hose. I'm talking about Mills Fleet Farm.
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I know, we have the same thing, ours is also an ace hardware i guess. But here we call it fleet and farm.

We have a display like that also, its a bunch of bulk rolls of hose? But there arent any good fuel lines there, the good ones are behind the counter. It says oregon 3/8" on it.
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i have had good luck with the hiperf fuel line. i bought some hardware store fuel line, the thick black stuff, this summer it started leaking becuase it got so hard and brittle.
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Here are some pics i just took of the lines on my 440 fan polaris.. Notice the black line after the fuel pump, that goes to the carbs. I personally like the black fuel line right there but like the stuff you can see through from the tank to the pump. The black stuff on mine is actually really flexible and soft, it says goodyear on it.

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Ya, I like the black stuff you have shown coming off your fuel pump.
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Rubi get some stuff like i got, either the yellow stuff or the black stuff, just make sure its flexible and has a nice feel to it. That black stuff on mine in the pics is real soft and flexible, but others are stiff and seem brittle like you said. The stuff that came on my xc 700 is clear blue/green, but it doesnt feel like its good. Its flexibe but also seems stiff at the same time, it looks new so i dono im guessing it prolly wont hold up real long. It says parts unlimited on it i think, if i remember right.
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make sure what ever you get is fuel line, not vacuum hose line.

It will say fuel line on it. Big difference, the standard black like will leak after 9 months.
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ive had better luck with the new yellow line its very flexable ive had it on my polaris for 2 years now,no problems.
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you want TYGON brand tubing. F-4040-A
it is the industry standard for small engine use.
slightly translucent yellow and very flexible.
don't buy clear or blue tygon its not fuel approved.
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I think you said you did or were going to get some fuel line for this thing in another post. Did you get some? If so, what did you get for it?
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I got some line at the Polaris dealer that was grey and flexible and awesome. Dang stuff cost $3.00 a foot though. I didn't get a long enough piece, so I had to get another at the Ski Doo dealer to run to the other carb. The Ski Doo dealer had clear stuff that was less expensive. I would have liked to get some of that awesome yellow Tygon stuff, but I didn't get around to it. It's done now, and I'll see which line I got lasts the longest.
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both are chemical resistant?
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I guess I'm a little late with saying to get the yellow stuff! Oh well!!!
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I guess I'm a little late with saying to get the yellow stuff! Oh well!!!
Not sure if you're really qualified to comment on fuel without it being on ground Rich ........
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