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Reply #45October 24, 2017, 01:41:15 pm

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Re: 1.6 NA not getting fuel
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2017, 01:41:15 pm »
What did you use for clear lines?
 I use 1/4" stuff and sometimes slide a short piece of 3/8" rubber hose over it before putting it on the barb. I slide this up over the barbed area and if it still leaks I put a hose clamp on the rubber piece.

 So occasional air bubble in the line going into the pump while running, right? That could just be some of the air that's stored in the filter. It doesn't go through a diesel soaked paper element very well but sometimes makes it through.

Still a little confused on where the air appears and when. Right after startup? Any air in the lines before startup?
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Reply #46October 27, 2017, 09:23:31 pm

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Re: 1.6 NA not getting fuel
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2017, 09:23:31 pm »
One of the straps on the fuel tank broke and now the tank has a steady little leak. I think I'll just drain the tank and pull it out to take a better look around that

As for the clear line, it's 5/8" clear fuel line from the auto parts store

The air appears in the lines after running for a hot minute

Reply #47October 27, 2017, 10:53:03 pm

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Re: 1.6 NA not getting fuel
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2017, 10:53:03 pm »
Wouldn't that be a 5/16" line there?
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Reply #48October 28, 2017, 04:31:52 pm

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« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2017, 04:31:52 pm »
Yup, 5/16" not 5/8".

Typographical error, I do not have enormous fuel lines in my engine bay

Reply #49October 28, 2017, 08:34:05 pm

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Re: 1.6 NA not getting fuel
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2017, 08:34:05 pm »
Kind of what I thought but you never know about these high HP/ Big Boost fellas.  They might enjoy that type of input of fuel.  The tank would have to be huge to support it but then, you just never know ...
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Reply #50October 31, 2017, 04:38:34 pm

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Re: 1.6 NA not getting fuel
« Reply #50 on: October 31, 2017, 04:38:34 pm »
Hmmm, 1/4 ID line always works great for me,.. except the MK2s have a smaller barb on the output banjo.

What does a hot minute mean? When you rev it bubbles appear,.. then disappear while reving?
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