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Old 01-15-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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wat are the differences of using longer or shorter fuel lines?????which is better to use??
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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Me personally prefer as short as you can make it while leaving a little bit of slack in the line, the reason is because it is easier to prime the engine if it is as short as possible, I'm a bit of a noob and just replicated the stock length for the lines on my ntc3.

My reason is that of convienience nothing more nothing less

BTW : I use a pullstart so the easier priming is the better

hopefully somebody with more experience will chime in
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:47 AM   #3
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The reason to use a longer line from the pipe to the tank is to reduce having pressure pulses entering the tank and causing the fuel to foam. Running longer line to the carb will allow the engine to run longer if you get flipped upside down. It also increases the fuel capicity a bit. Most racers use somewhere between 6 and 8 inches for both.
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:07 AM   #4
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Increased run-time appears to be a major reason why people are longer fuel lines.
On the NTC3 you`ll generally see two ways of routing the fuel line-
1. The most direct and shortest is over the top of the pipe to the carb.
2. The longer option is via the inside of the engine block (over the main driveshaft) and then coming into the carb at the rear.
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:41 PM   #5
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I was looking to replace my fuel line. The one from the pipe is looking pretty bad. The one that is on mycar came with the car. Very light blue and you can see the fuel in the line. Who makes the best an why?
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:37 PM   #6
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generally, fuel line is fuel line the only question is wat colour u prefer, as long as the fuel line fits the pressure nipple and its silicone
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