Fuel filler hose?

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Fuel filler hose?

Post by Max Welton » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:26 pm

I need one for my 68. I am no longer able to get this original to seal and it leaks.

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What are the options oh type-3 cognoscenti?

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Post by Marc » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:49 pm

I can't attest to the quality, but reproductions are available: http://www.airheadparts.com/vintage-vw- ... 11201219-a


Half of the Type IIIs I've ever worked on have needed this too: http://www.airheadparts.com/vintage-vw- ... 11201179-a

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Post by aircooledtechguy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:37 pm

You should be able to get bulk fuel filler hose at any NAPA. That's where I get mine.

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Post by Max Welton » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:53 pm

Thing is Nate, I'm learning that the 68 is unique in that the pipe on the tank is oval-shaped. Not sure the generic would work.

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Re: Fuel filler hose?

Post by Piledriver » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:29 am

I was able to "try it before I buy it" at my FLAPS, Gates multi-fuel compatible magic stuff, fit perfect w/o the inner liner.
(liners were totally dry rotted, the OG hose was fine, but I needed it fixed RFN)
Cost $20 with a pair of new IDEAL hose clamps, but probably outlast me...
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Re: Fuel filler hose?

Post by Marc » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:04 am

Max Welton wrote:Thing is Nate, I'm learning that the 68 is unique in that the pipe on the tank is oval-shaped. Not sure the generic would work.

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Ohhhhh....you may be right. Early `68 Type I also had a weird tank with an oval inlet, and that hose went obsolete ages ago. Typically they needed the tank replaced before the hose, though....any reason why you can't just put in a later tank?

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Re: Fuel filler hose?

Post by Max Welton » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:18 am

Ah. Good idea. I may even have a later tank.

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Re: Fuel filler hose?

Post by Max Welton » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:40 am

Since we're on a roll here, any thoughts on replacing the fender seal under the filler flap? Not finding it on the ISP or airhead sites.

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