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      09-16-2020 05:22 PM #1
      As you will all be able to tell from the title, yes, one of the hard-to-find hoses is about to fail on my '92 2-door. I'm working my noggin pretty hard trying to come up with a durable alternative, but if anyone has a source for a replacement or another solution, I am all ears. Thanks in advance - Chris

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      09-18-2020 01:36 PM #2
      hey there MillerAPF92Fox...How about just a replacement length of fuel hose...? I recall doing this on Woody I another lifetime ago...it happened at work: a printing shop with large, billboard format, inkjet printers...one of the machine operators offered me a length of 5/16ths I.D. hose that they would use to repair split lines within the printers: since the ink is corrosive, the line was heavy duty enough to transfer fuel without issue...I used gear clamps to secure the ends; had no leaks, was satisfied with the quick fix, and figured I would fix it properly later on....the repair lasted for the rest of the life of the car...!!! ...more recently I have had to replace a couple of fuel pumps in my B5s, (Passat Wagon & A4), and have used fuel grade hose made by Goodyear to replace brittle fuel lines within the tank...so long as you remember 5/16ths I.D. for the hose you choose, and to get a couple of small gear clamps, you should be okay...though the system IS pressurized; it isn't super high pressure that can't be contained with those materials...Hope This Helps...Be Safe...Best of Success...!!!
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      09-18-2020 09:00 PM #3
      Thanks, KRAMMIT. If I'm remembering correctly, doesn't the hose in question have ends of two different ID's? Or is it the pump-to-filter hose that's made like that? It's been long enough since I've had to mess with that area under the car that my memory is less than complete.

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      09-21-2020 08:41 PM #4
      Got it going again. I was afraid I was going to have to be out of the car for a while. Took a foot of 3/8" fuel hose, a foot of 7/16" fuel hose and a few brass hose barbs and couplers to do the trick, but a more permanent, appropriate and good-looking alternative is soon in the works.

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      09-22-2020 05:28 PM #5
      Miller, you may have just solved my issue as well! I had a hose suffer from unexpected, rapid disassembly, I replaced it, and now I can't keep it running. could have a fuel pressure issue because of a too small fuel hose.

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      09-22-2020 06:28 PM #6
      Hey, Who! Makes me happy to think my experience has helped another! Just a thought, though - have you confirmed that the in-tank pump is working properly? I had the hose that THAT pump hangs ftom deteriorate into oblivion, such that the main pump wasn't getting ANY fuel... I'm thinking of a longer-term solution that involves machining some hose fittings and soldering a stick of hard pipe between them, as well as a built-from-scratch accumulator/expansion tank/whatchamacallit to eliminate the goofy hose...

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      Yesterday 05:50 PM #7
      Good point, I have not. It will start and run for two seconds, then dies. Add that to the forever-long list of things to look over XD

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