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Old 11-09-2010, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default In tank fuel line for 8.8 gallon tank

I have an 8.8 gallon tank.. Looking to put a new line on the inside of the tank.. How long of line should I get? Polaris lists the line for $17 which seems pricey for fuel line, so I was just going to get some generic fuel line to use in its place.. Any reason NOT to use just regular fuel line instead of the part # listed through Polaris? Also, can hose clamps be used on each end of the line instead of the little compression clips used? So what length, what line and what clamps.. :grinning: Thanks for the help!!
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The Polaris fuel line is ment to hold up while in the tank. Other types of fuel lines will just dry up, crack and fall off. You need the special clamps to be able to feed it all throught the hole and not scratch up the tank. Its all available here: JS POWERSPORTS Polaris IQ 440/600 conversion parts
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You need the special clamps to be able to feed it all through the hole and not scratch up the tank.
That makes alot of sense..

Now with the other fuel lines, what is different about them that would make them different than the Polaris one? They are both made to have fuel running through them, so what would the difference be in the outside of the line opposed to the inside?
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some fuel line is cheaper and not as strong as other stuff...i know some hardware stores, more of the mom and pop ones, not your typical ace or true value carry a expensive version of fuel line, its yellow...very flexible like surgical tubing, maybe someone can chime in and give me the name/brand of what i'm talking about, anyways, this stuff doesnt dry up, can handle cold/hot temps and lasts forever without getting stiff...i'l be dammed if i can remember the name though!!
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We get that fuel line from yetmens at work.
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I found my line and clamps, but I need to know if I have the right length now or if I will have to buy more.. How far back in the tank should this line go?
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It needs to go all the way back or within a couple inches. It will move around with the fuel. Not sure what is so special about the line but it is different than the normal fuel line we order form Polaris or anywhere. Its Purple in color. Dont use the cheap clear tubing at hardware stores. It is actually meant for water or air and will not hold up to fuel. Fuel line is made of a different materials so it wont dry out and get hard. Some hardware stores may carry this but in limited sizes. Normally you will find a good selection at a powersports shop.
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guess I will add this to my list
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