Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > 200 Series General > 200 Series Wants
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Bulkhead fuel line: 1984 GLT

Views : 302

Replies : 4

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 26th, 2019, 13:22   #1
davidcheshire
VOC Member
 

Last Online: Jun 28th, 2019 22:27
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: aberdeen
Default Bulkhead fuel line: 1984 GLT

Am looking for the rigid fuel line that runs from the fuel filter across the top of the bulkhead and over the wiper motor, to connect with the flexible line on the right.

Mine has corroded inside the sleeve, just to the left of the motor in the picture, and is weeping fuel.

Hope that the attached picture will help you identify it clearly.

Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF0002.JPG (297.7 KB, 14 views)
davidcheshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2019, 15:14   #2
Bob Meadows
Senior Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 22:23
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: STANDISH LANCASHIRE
Default

An alternative would be copper pipe: ~ from memory this is 8mm OD a standard diameter so you should be able to purchase by the mtr. From a plumber’s merchant or eBay.
Plus a couple of straight compression couplers to the existing rust free pipe.
(You can now fit that ball valve as an anti-theft measure- we won’t tell!)
Good luck-Bob
Bob Meadows is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bob Meadows For This Useful Post:
Old May 27th, 2019, 21:35   #3
ovlov236
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 14:52
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: blackburn
Default

Another option would be frf swansea volvo ask for discount c3 Also Try Carbuilder solutions they might have the proper gauge pipe they have a website hope you get it sorted
Louise
ovlov236 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ovlov236 For This Useful Post:
Old May 30th, 2019, 22:06   #4
davidcheshire
VOC Member
 

Last Online: Jun 28th, 2019 22:27
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: aberdeen
Default Bulkhead fuel line: 1984 GLT

Thanks, Louise.

The fuel line is no longer available from Volvo.

I am considering replacing the rotten part of the line with copper, or steel, or high pressure hose.

I have seen some academic doubts about the reaction of petrol to copper, although all the various motoring forums seem to think copper is OK, and Carbuilder Solutions have it on sale without caveat. I've passed the problem to my MoT mechanic to ponder on 7 June.

A car breaker in the Birmingham area tells me that he can supply the line for £210. That could be the Volvo dealer price for a new, unused one, if it were available, but does seem to be rather unscrupulous for a secondhand one. I asked for a photo, but the response was a telephone message to ring him back. So, I'm leaving it to him to take the matter further.

David.
davidcheshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 9th, 2019, 09:22   #5
davidcheshire
VOC Member
 

Last Online: Jun 28th, 2019 22:27
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: aberdeen
Default Bulkhead fuel line: 1984 GLT

I'm very grateful to Louise for trying to find a replacement pipe in the breakers in her area. That's camaraderie above and beyond.

My MoT mechanic decided against doing something with copper pipe, and, as I dared not drive the car to him with a leaking fuel pipe, cut the ends off and supplied me with high-pressure hose to finish the job at home.

It's now in place, and the car is running, but the tricky joint at the fuel filter is weeping ever so slightly. I'll try to get that sorted today.

Credit once more to Louise.

David.
davidcheshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:41.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.