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Old 04-17-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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What i mean is, my fuel line runs along side my mufler. Does it matter if it hits it??? Is the fuel tubing made out of high temp rubber hose??? What about the fuel tank??
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Well, I would try to tie the line away from the pipe if I could. I dont think it would really hurt anything since the same kind of line connects to the pipe anyway, but I would secure it out of the way anyway.
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I would also try and stay away from the pipe. Although the fuel line is usually strong enough to withstand the heat, it's the fuel getting warmed up before it gets to the carb is what I'd be concerned about a little more. Some fuel tanks actually have places where you can mount clips to route your fuel tubing through. If the fuel line hits it when you bounce and stuff, it should be fine.
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Shouldn't hurt as long as its not laying on it constantly even if it is it will just make it become brittle faster.
The tank on the other hand may not be so good dont know if it will melt depends on the material but heating up the fuel is probably not good.

I believe they make heat shielding for fuel lines if i remember correctly my 2.5 tmax came with it on the line that ran over the exhaust try looking around on Amain or tower
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Yup, Muffler/exhaust+fuel tank=melted tank wall. I've had this happen before to me on my LSP when the pipe holder backed out. Fortunately, the tank held up and I was able to finish the race.
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Keep the pipe away from the tank. You WILL melt the tank. As for the line, it can withstand like 500* F so it will be fine. I still don't like it too close cause you will heat your fuel up.
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