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Help!

My fuel lines were too close to the exhaust manifold and melted through. Luckily I spotted it straight away and shut it off before anything caught fire. I’ve rerouted the lines and put them in heat resistant sleeve but I think they are still getting dangerously hot.

What are the best fuel lines that can resist extreme heat and how close can they be to the manifold?

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Pounsett said:

Help!

My fuel lines were too close to the exhaust manifold and melted through. Luckily I spotted it straight away and shut it off before anything caught fire. I’ve rerouted the lines and put them in heat resistant sleeve but I think they are still getting dangerously hot.

What are the best fuel lines that can resist extreme heat and how close can they be to the manifold?

Copper is absolute best (steel would be if you have tooling for it).

is the routing right coming up the bulkhead wall for it to be getting so close?

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40 minutes ago, Jessopia74 said:

Copper is absolute best (steel would be if you have tooling for it).

is the routing right coming up the bulkhead wall for it to be getting so close?

Yes. I’ll get a photo in the morning.

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Hmm, that’s wrong side?. All my cars have pipes other side mate, the GTE having it go all the way up the inner wheel arch and then through the wing (guessing for safety reasoning). Maybe that would best option in your case too. They are just holes with grommets in, as pictured.

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6 hours ago, Jessopia74 said:

Hmm, that’s wrong side?. All my cars have pipes other side mate, the GTE having it go all the way up the inner wheel arch and then through the wing (guessing for safety reasoning). Maybe that would best option in your case too. They are just holes with grommets in, as pictured.

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That’s what I’m going for. Are there also holes through the jacking point?

3 hours ago, Sutty2006 said:

Is this a different engine? 

My engine is different.

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2 hours ago, Jonathan Pounsett said:

That’s what I’m going for. Are there also holes through the jacking point?

My engine is different.

Yeah they run the pipes along the floor through jacking point. Just 16mm round hole with open grommets.

 

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