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hvellacott
8th October 2006, 05:13 PM
Hi All,

I want to start running my 1979 diesel VW Golf on Biodiesel, and seeing as the fuel system is broken at the moment (I'm changing my injector pump which died last week) I thought I would change all the fuel lines to synthetic (vitron is the type I have seen mentioned a few times).

I went down to Repco this afternoon but was met with blank faces!! I want to do the job myself, so does anyone know where I can get synthetic diesel fuel lines in Melbourne???

Thanks very much,
Huw

Gunner
8th October 2006, 10:42 PM
Try an Enzed or Pirtek store, should be a couple in the phone book.

Viton is a synthetic material used in molded parts, such as O-Rings, Seals and Carb seats. I don't think you'll find hoses in the stuff. There are plenty of other Synthetic hoses available.

kalart
23rd November 2006, 08:51 PM
Try the purple pig [listed in phone book] they specialize in hoses for all types of chemicals:p

Stan.

marki
18th May 2007, 01:45 PM
Hi All,

I want to start running my 1979 diesel VW Golf on Biodiesel, and seeing as the fuel system is broken at the moment (I'm changing my injector pump which died last week) I thought I would change all the fuel lines to synthetic (vitron is the type I have seen mentioned a few times).

I went down to Repco this afternoon but was met with blank faces!! I want to do the job myself, so does anyone know where I can get synthetic diesel fuel lines in Melbourne???

Thanks very much,
Huw

The stuff you're after is called Ortac - it's a red, chemically resistant rubber that is perfect for bio. Not sure where you'd get it in Melb tho' - I've just had it fitted on my 80 here in NSW with stuff that I got from a mob called Blackwoods - not sure whether they're in Melb.

marki
18th May 2007, 01:46 PM
BTW, nylon is no good because altho it's chemically resistant, it's not flexible enough and doesn't seal well enough.

mr.damage
30th May 2008, 09:36 AM
The stuff you're after is called Ortac - it's a red, chemically resistant rubber that is perfect for bio. Not sure where you'd get it in Melb tho' - I've just had it fitted on my 80 here in NSW with stuff that I got from a mob called Blackwoods - not sure whether they're in Melb.
Blackwoods do have an outlet in Melbourne.
Might have to get there myself.:)

stickyfingers
30th May 2008, 07:47 PM
This issue still not solved?
Use polyurethane hose. Looks like a bluish clear PVC , but wont harden , so stays flexible and "squishy " under clamps. BD hasnt affected some I've had in BD for years.
From Pirtek or Enzed , but only sold in 50m rolls ( e.g. @ $5/m 10mmID ), so maybe a group buy is in order.
Another option is a black "rubbery" hose with stainless steel wire armoured outer , very sexy,very exy.Cant remember where I got it , will search grey matter for that.
Ortac product specs say that red stuff is butyl rubber - synthetic yes , BD proof NO. Anyone really vouch for it ?

John

James.P.
2nd September 2008, 01:46 PM
This issue still not solved?
Use polyurethane hose. Looks like a bluish clear PVC , but wont harden , so stays flexible and "squishy " under clamps. BD hasnt affected some I've had in BD for years.
From Pirtek or Enzed , but only sold in 50m rolls ( e.g. @ $5/m 10mmID ), so maybe a group buy is in order.
Another option is a black "rubbery" hose with stainless steel wire armoured outer , very sexy,very exy.Cant remember where I got it , will search grey matter for that.
Ortac product specs say that red stuff is butyl rubber - synthetic yes , BD proof NO. Anyone really vouch for it ?

John

Don't know if this hose is suitable... <LINK to EBay> (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AIR-TOOL-POLYURETHANE-COMPRESSOR-HOSE-TUBING-REEL-300FT_W0QQitemZ150289077880QQihZ005QQcategoryZ2265 9QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I recently bought 100m for my factory air lines, $61 + postage.

12mm O.D.
8mm I.D.

:)