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How To Basics - Carb Fixes + Mods - IPL and Service Manuals => How To Basics and Fixes => Topic started by: Cut4fun on April 12, 2012, 06:21:51 pm

Title: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Cut4fun on April 12, 2012, 06:21:51 pm
Show us your ways to get around having to buy the oem molded fuel lines or fuel lines you cant find anymore.

Here is one I use for the echo 452  today using a idea from the racing days  ;) (except it was the other way around)  ;). 2 different size fuel lines used and have never had a problem doing it like this.

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Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Cut4fun on April 12, 2012, 06:29:46 pm
My fix for the stihl lines so I never have to buy a stihl molded line or fuel filter again. Unless customer wants oem.

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Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Cut4fun on February 16, 2014, 12:09:12 pm
Bumping this for a guy looking for a echo molded fuel line fix.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: jmester on February 16, 2014, 05:06:34 pm
On the stihl one do you just cut the hose ends off the grommet and insert your tygon or do you have to enlarge your hole threw the grommet.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on February 16, 2014, 06:25:25 pm
I have used the same trick on the Stihl saws, and in my experience you do not have to open up the grommet once you cut the hose off it. You do however need a little 100% pure silicone spray to get the grommet to slide easily on the tygon.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 16, 2014, 06:33:11 pm
I just pull the old stihl line. Cut both ends, reuse grommet to tank and put my tygon line  through. 
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 16, 2014, 06:36:25 pm
MS250    stihl redneck fuel line fix  = thread http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/stihl/stihl-ms250-quick-fuel-line-fix/msg22370/#msg22370

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Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on February 16, 2014, 06:39:43 pm
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: jmester on February 16, 2014, 06:45:17 pm
Looks good that's what I was after. +1 to cut on that one.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: 660magnum on February 16, 2014, 09:53:02 pm
I don't consider that particular chainsaw to be the easiest saw in the world to work on.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: 3000 FPS on February 16, 2014, 10:58:09 pm
I have gone to the hobby shop and bought small brass tubing in different sizes.   You can slide one tube into the other and then solder it in place and make a small adaptor for tubing.
Title: Re: Molded fuel line fixes
Post by: Sty57 on October 30, 2016, 09:16:26 am
I got this tip from a good friend. Grommet from Stihl trimmers or Blowers I think.
Then use standard straight fuel line or Husky curly line.
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This was a Husky 266SE, that has a molded fuel line. I didn't have a curly one at home to use.