Karl53
hey, just wondering what would be better, a metal fuel line, or a rubber line?  and what would be the easiest way to install a metal line?

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Wayne

A rubber fuel line is always the easiest to replace. Just make sure you use fuel line so it will not be melted by the gas. And ziptie the line to the frame so that it will not rub up against it and wear through.

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68autobug
Yes, I agree with Wayne..
 
good quality fuel line is much easier to handle...
 
I hate metal fuel lines with pipe fittings or flared ends etc...
 
I used rubber fuel line that has a stainless steel braid on the outside..
a VW shop sells it...
its impossible to pull off a barbed fuel line fitting..
but i still use hose clamps..
 
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fatalifeaten
I'm not so sure on this one. It depends on where it's at. Rubber fuel lines run through the tunnel have a tendency to wear out  much faster than the stock metal ones (VW used metal in the tunnel for a reason). Rubber between the tank and the front end of the tunnel line, metal in the tunnel, and rubber to the engine bay form the rear end of the tunnel line. Stay AWAY from the stock cloth braided, it doesn't last. Modern rubber fuel line or (as Lee mentioned) braided stainless jacketed. The stainless costs a bit more but it's also better protected than regular rubber line, and looks trick. Watch your fingers though, it gets pokey when you cut it down unless you're using AN fittings (but we would probably not be having this discussion if you were )
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68autobug
 
If You are talking about the steel fuel line that goes from the front to the rear, I'd use copper pipe...
 
then use the rubber hose to go from the copper pipe to the engine and to the tank..
the rubber hose will need replacing at some time..
the copper pipe should last forever...
 
and Yes the stainless steel covered hose is bad for fingers...
bset to cut it with an angle ginder....
 
cheers
 
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ryen74

Rubber fuel lines are way easier to install, but they do not last as long. The metal fuel lines, in my opinion, are for show. What you could do is get the rubber lines that have the, I think it is nylon, braided outside. They are less expensive, easy to install, and durable.

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