The tygon material should work fine. Note that it is "chemically resistant"
(or something along those lines). The clear line will deteriorate in time,
starting with a yellowish discoloration. It may start to crack after that.
However, it should last several months, maybe longer, but still something
to inspect every once in a while by squeezing it.
Still, another good excuse to make periodic checks under the hood.
At 11:27 AM 6/20/2000 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >I worked for an aerial recreational vehicle manufacturer
> > >until the early 1990's. For the fuel lines on our
> > >engine systems, we used transparent tubing. I believe it
> > >was made specifically as fuel line. The product was named
> > >"Tygon" ......
> > >
> > >
> > >Art Mack
> > >76 MGB (under resto.)
> > Hmm,
> > Tygon tubing for fuel line use?
> > Tygon is a clear plastic (PVC) tubing that resists fruit acids,
> > lye, achohol, greases, and oils. Autoclavable. Can be used
> > for temps from -27F to +212F (-33C to 100C)......(From the
> > Fisher Scientific catalog.)
> > -Dave
>YES! Tygon for fuel line. If one looks at the product catalog
>put out by the makers of Tygon, you will note that type #4040 is
>in fact manufactured as fuel line.
>This tubing is not clear, but rather transparent and over the years
>we used it, it came in yellow, orange and blue. Mind you, my memory
>is not what it used to be as I haven't worked in that area of the
>industry for almost 10 years, so I don't remember the differences
>between the colors, but they were all type #4040 and made and sold
>by Tygon as fuel line. In fact, it is still used in the Ultralight
>Hope this sheds a little more light on the subject.