BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

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BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by mac1776 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi All,
My current ex metal fuel lines have completely rooted out, does anyone have a spare set for sale please?
I can get new ones from Chevronics but as the War Dept is already doing her crust about having the car in the front garden I am limited to how much cash I can squirrel away to get her up and running :?
Thank you in advance
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Mac

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by Vanny » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:39 pm

http://www.chevronics.co.uk/product/lar ... l-pipe-bx/

Chevronics, £60ish plus postage for the set is about the same as I last paid at the dealer. Do you really want the bother of fitting used ones only to find they fail again? Maybe just do the supply line while you get the car going?

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by mac1776 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:10 pm

Good call, I was trying to get the old girl going with the minimum of outlay initially.
Thanks again

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by Jaba » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:12 pm

TIP: I found the metal supply pipe is quite difficult to fit at the tank end. If you dont fit it far enough into the hose from the tank then it protrudes down below the sill and does not look right.
I ended up shortening the metal pipe a bit to get it to sit where it should be.
I also spray painted the pipe before fitting to give it protection from the weather.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by Vanny » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:19 pm

Jaba wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:12 pm
I ended up shortening the metal pipe a bit to get it to sit where it should be.
I also spray painted the pipe before fitting to give it protection from the weather.


Ditto, although I didnt trim until about 3 years after fitting

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by mac1776 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:22 pm

Brilliant tips thanks, I was trying to be a bit POSBEE just to confirm if she is actually sound rather than throwing lots of money at it, once I get the old girl running I will deffo do a proper job but not looking at a minter just solid and relable :)

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Re: BX metal fuel line wanted please (BX 16v mk1)

Post by womble3go » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:09 pm

I ve replaced mine with copper pipes when they needed changing but mines a diesel they are 10mm and 8mm which can easy be shaped and don't rot.
Got them from a pumpers supplyer and also caravan supply will do them.