[T3] Stupid question #395 Oil change time?

Soren Jacobsen snj at blef.org
Thu Jun 27 22:42:30 PDT 2019

> On May 28, 2019, at 1:40 PM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> Finally, I came across this: a discussion of what fuel hose is good for 
> modern gas. The good news is that anything meeting 30R6 or 30R7 is good.
> https://www.hemmings.com/blog/?p=350621

I hate to admit it, but I've avoided using modern fuel hose in my engine compartments because I simply can't stand the look of it and the engine compartment is the most aesthetically important area of the car to me.  I've also been troubled by the "oh, just use some Good Quality quarter inch hose and clamp the hell out of it" mindset.  I'd much rather have something that fits to begin with.  I replace braided fuel hose every couple years, though; doesn't cost much or take very much effort, and under this maintenance schedule I've never taken off a hose that looked scary.  Perhaps I'm lucky, or the local fuels are relatively benign.  I've heard of people having rotten braided lines as soon as a year after installation.

Anyway!  With that confession out of the way, I recently stumbled upon some properly-sized (for the earlier cars that I'm most interested in) fuel hose.  I ordered some, but it hasn't yet arrived.  It's pretty expensive, but I figure if it lasts a decade (under the car where no one can see it -- I won't be installing this in any engine compartments, because ew bare rubber!) who cares about the cost:


There's also this braided stuff, which I haven't bought yet but probably will in the near future:



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