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fuel pipe on a v6

Small pipe that connects the 2 fuel rails. Does yours have clips holding pipe in place or just a push fit.?
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On mine the pipe is a shrink fit onto the back-bank fuel rail and there is a push-fit connector onto the front fuel rail.

Lots of GTAs have had these hoses replaced with generic fuel hose & jubilee clips due to the push-fit connector leaking.
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My rear bank just popped off today. Fuel all over. Just on turn of key fortunatally. Now clipped.
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Good catch...that could have been terminal. A friend lost his Strat replica to a fuel leak at the rail on the Alfa V6 he had in it.

Had leaks there on my old 155 V6, as well as both 164 V6's I owned. Seems Alfa still can't get that gripped.
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what type of clips and piping should I use to replace it with.
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As Pud says, just some generic 8mm fuel hose is fine. Make sure it is high pressure of course, and these days, ideally make sure it's E10 compatible, just in case. Clips to suit as well. Halfords do a handy kit with a length of pipe and some suitable clips.
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Same happened on my old 164... petrol everywhere under the bonnet!
Still thank my lucky stars it didn't ignite.
new fuel hose and some proper clips restored full confidence!
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May add a small jubilee clip to mine then! Sounds nasty.


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Never had any grief with mine.


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sounds simple enough, just add jubilee clips.

I suppose no O-Rings or other things I need to be aware of when I change it out.

Just generic piping and jubilee clips it is...
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Will tightning them with a screwble clip do? *Or what its called*

These: http://www.seasea.se/UserFiles/Byggp...500px/8460.jpg
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For fuel pipe, I prefer this type... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-FUEL-...-/300709654222

(Just an example picture, not suggesting you get them from there)

The type you show can tend to cut the fuel pipe as they get to very small sizes, they don't clamp evenly around the entire pipe allowing leakage...so they get overtightened.

Or the spring clip type as an alternative. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fuel-Petro...-/300693385455
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