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Old 07-01-2013
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I noticed a degraded/cracked fuel line that goes down the right side of the frame while working on my throttle seal replacement. Does it stop at the frame and switch to a metal line? I pulled on it but it didnt want to move and help reveal itself. I did swing out the radiator to see better but may have to pull from the front. Looking for pointers as usual.
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John,
I am not familiar with the later models but my 1980 just has some short pieces of rubber fuel line up near the pump and filter at the back of the engine. From there they go into copper. I had one of these that was dried out and cracked around the end and it was sucking air. Replaced that hose and it was like night and day, started sooo much easier.
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I believe this one goes to the T-valve on top of the engine but I can't tell where it goes after it drops down the frame behind the air compressor.
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There is a bleeder line from the 'T' handle valve that goes down over the front of the engine and is an open 'drain' where air followed by some fuel is expelled when you bleed the injector pump. Could this be the line you are looking at?
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It's before you get to the T. The pressurized side.
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Supply and return flexible hoses are connected to copper lines running inside the frame rails. Real tough to access, need to pull the dog house base or swing the radiator, usually have to remove the radiator to get in there
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You can see from the attachment the line I found that needs to be replaced. I found one air line down the right side and one that may be it, we'll see. The area is tough to get in and I do have the radiator swung
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Sorry second photo didn't attach
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Lets see if this works.
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John, When you replace those get some heatshield for them. The stuff is often orange in color and has a fiberglass mesh interior wall that looks as if it was dipped in an orange plastic goop. It is usually available where they sell hydraulic hoses for aircraft.

Here is some aluminized shielding on e-bay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/010419-Therm...ht_2656wt_1021

Here is some black shielding:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-3-3ft-Fir...ht_1447wt_1003


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