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Old 09-13-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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Ethenol-free fuel just became available at a local station. As I was finishing the first fill-up in my 1990 4x4 Hardbody, I was dismayed to see an expanding puddle of
the expensive gas ( 80 cents more per gal than regular). Apearantly, the rubber connector between the filler neck and the tank is rotted. It only leaks when the tank
is being filled. So now I'm thinking I should replace all rubber fuel lines. Who sells a complete set of lines for this sweet old truck? The steel lines are good
because it hasn't been driven winters. Only 80k miles. Also, what is the forum's opinion on ethenol-free gas?
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:27 AM   #2
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Ethanol free was all I ran. Too many injector issues, if allowed to sit. I bought it at the marina...
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Ethanol free was all I ran. Too many injector issues, if allowed to sit. I bought it at the marina...

Pretty sure I got my gas at the same pump when I was down there. Non eth is well past $4/gal here so it's not worth paying for like it was down there.



To olds, RockAuto will probably carry the parts you need. As far as the small lines, id just go to the local auto parts store and get how ever many feet of the proper size stuff is needed.
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If ethanol free wasn't stupid expensive where I live I'd buy it no questions asked. I don't know if you'll be able to find a complete set of lines for one of these. Maybe. There's a good chance you'll have to buy them individually. For the rubber lines I'd probably just use 5/16" high pressure fuel injection hose. That's what the lines to and from the rail are. It might fit the outlets on the fuel pump too, not sure. It would certainly be worth trying before spending the $$$ on the actual replacement part.

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Old 09-13-2019, 06:42 PM   #5
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Once i replaced the rotted lines on my 91 non-e is all i have run.
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Rock auto doesn't list any fuel lines. Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:30 AM   #7
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You can always call the stealershit.
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Ethanol fuel is perfectly fine. Any problems with it originate with the guys processing it and delivering it. Ethanol-added fuel has one little problem. It sucks water vapor from the atmosphere like a sponge soaks up water.

The delivery companies and their trucks moving this fuel around? Some are better than others. The GOOD ones understand they have to keep the fuel away from open atmospheric exposure, and they have the equipment, the drivers, and the training to do that. The cheap-ass companies don't.

The Fred Meyer where I live ditched their fuel delivery company after customers started bitching with engine problems. Too much water in the fuel. These days, when you buy from Mom and Pop fuel outlets with independent contracts, you are taking a chance. Most of the time you will be okay. Sometimes you won't. The two outlets I trust the most are Arco and Chevron, especially Chevron. I run their Supreme exclusively.
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Hey 68olds, did you get this fixed? What was involved? How far did you go with the lines?


FYI: if anyone needs to find a local non-ethanol stations, you can use this link to find, in your area:
https://www.pure-gas.org/
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Just buy a roll of bulk high pressure fuel hose on a spool. And I only run non-e fuel. It makes a difference.
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