You can purchase convoluted fuel line in various lengths and diameters. It has a very short bend radius.Neither Search here, nor Google, nor YouTube are helping me here...
I may be overthinking this (as usual), but I need to replace the fuel lines on a Briggs 8HP engine, 192432-0189-01 970515YD (installed on my Trac Vac 880). There are some pretty tight turns, and these lines run pretty close to the muffler, so I'd prefer NOT to add fittings (potential leak points).
I've seen a few posts saying that fuel hose can be bent by putting a piece of coat hanger inside, bending to desired shape, and heating (in boiling water or with a heat gun).
Unfortunately, I've also read that this cannot be done, because it takes a special molding manufacturing process to form the desired shapes, and that can't be changed after the hose is made.
Briggs seems to love to make their engines with funky hose designs, I've seen it on their tractor engines too.
Have any of you done this successfully? If so, how???
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Purchase Fuel Tube, 180 x 8mm, Black or shop other Fuel Feed - Tubes - Plastic and Racetronix products from Racetronix.
You heat the ends to press fit onto the male ends and then clamp in place with Otiker clamps.
Or extremely flexible aramid covered convoluted fuel hose is another option. It is more expensive however.
Goodridge 811 and 910 hose are super-flexible, lightweight hoses developed for professional racing teams. The PTFE liner is compatible with all fluids and is resistant to fuel vapor penetration.
Clear line available at Lowes or Home Depot is also very flexible. Also available at Hobby Stores that sell gas/alcohol 1/4 scale radio control cars.