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Old 10-05-2016, 21:19   #1
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Diesel Hose?

Because it was kinked, and I ruined
it taking it off, I need a
5/8ths id hose 4" long for
a diesel fuel return line. You'd think
it would be easy to find, but nooooo.
How long could I use a coolant hose
temporarily until I locate the proper
hose?
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Because it was kinked, and I ruined
it taking it off, I need a
5/8ths id hose 4" long for
a diesel fuel return line. You'd think
it would be easy to find, but nooooo.
How long could I use a coolant hose
temporarily until I locate the proper
hose?
Depending on the material of construction, weeks to a day. Some are completely incompatible with diesel (EPDM).

You are out of business until you find a fuel hose. It is that serious, I've seen the fires and done the investigation. This is pretty standard, I'm sure you can order on-line and get it tomorrow.
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Old 10-05-2016, 21:44   #3
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Re: Diesel Hose?

Just about any auto store carries fuel hose that is good for gas and diesel.
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Old 11-05-2016, 00:03   #4
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Re: Diesel Hose?

Are you sure about the 5/8 inch ID? That seems awfully large for a fuel return line, unless it is a huge engine.

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Old 11-05-2016, 03:28   #5
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Re: Diesel Hose?

I have a 8ft length in front of me for my tank breather.Trident A1 fuel line hose,part # 500564 from Defender.
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Just about any auto store carries fuel hose that is good for gas and diesel.
Except if a surveyor finds he will make you replace it. So what works for a Mack truck is no good for a marine diesel. BS, but that's the rules
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Re: Diesel Hose?

A 5/8" fuel return hose on a Catalina 30?
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Old 11-05-2016, 18:23   #8
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Nevermind. I found a place with A1 hose.
Yep it's 5/8th but only after a T.
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Re: Diesel Hose?

Pick the wrong hose and it won't last 1 hour...


Don't even try coolant hose.

You can get away with automotive hose for diesel for a while. (til the right stuff arrives) The main concern is the marine rated takes longer to burn through.
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Re: Diesel Hose?

Better auto parts stores do have marine diesel hose. Any hose should work for a few days. Gasoline, hydraulic, lube oil hose will not last, but ok in an emergency.
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