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    The Tempo fuel line thread...

    OK, I trust you all know about the Tempo line business, plenty of information on the forum aout it. For new mebers...In a word..change them before it's too late.

    So why this new thread?...

    Well I just got a Polaris 2002 Viarge-i into the shop and it has Tempo fuel lines!..so before I go ahead and estaimte the replacement..what's the story?...I'm not about to pay $40 for an ISO report..so I figure we can determine what's up with a little info exchange.

    The tempo lines that came out of a classically clogged up 96 seadoo XP are designated:

    "Tempo meets sae j1527 R1 USCG Type B 16804 size 6mm"

    The lines in the 2002 Polairs Virage-i are designated:

    "Tempo meets sae j1527 R1 USCG ( "CE mark") ISO 8469-8220 Size 6.4mm"

    My "best guess" so far is that the lines in the polaris were improved to become resistent to increased ethanol levels in the fuel we get now.

    Pitful information available from the web on this, but my reputation is not doing work that isn't really needed.and I haven't found any evidence of problems with polaris skis using this line, only sedoo in pre 1997 skis.

    So what say you?


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    I say " can't wait to go home and ride my jet ski" Sorry I got nothing, never heard of such a thing

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    WTF???

    I know what he is trying to say. Parts of the country that have fuel with higher ethanol percentages could give vehicles a problem. Ethanol deteriorates rubber that was not designed to come into contact with it. I think he is asking what rating codes does he need to look for to see if his current fuel lines are ok because he does not want to have to send a piece off to be tested.

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    SAE J1527 Std.

    You asked to see the SAE J1527 Standard here it is.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Nice find Dan.
    For the 40 bucks, I'll change all the hoses.
    Remember it's not just the interior degradation of the hose but what gravity does to the hose...kinks it and then restricts fuel to the fuel system.
    Your boats old enough that I'd certainly change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    ...For the 40 bucks, I'll change all the hoses....
    Your boat's old enough that I'd certainly change it.
    Are you talking about the 2002 Ficht Tempo hoses?

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    We changed some of Kevins on his 01 and it looked pretty good but hard as a rock and leaking. The clamp was not doing a good job of squeazeing down that hard brittle hose.
    Why take the risk, especially with the lines being so short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    We changed some of Kevin's on his 01 and it looked pretty good but hard as a rock and leaking.
    The clamp was not doing a good job of squeezing down that hard brittle hose...
    Is that why you bought the Oetiker tool, to replace the factory clamps on those fuel lines?

    Which clamps did you use (part number)?
    Last edited by K447; 07-10-2008 at 10:16 PM.

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    I use those clamps on every boat I change fuel line on now. I love the ease of installation, the fact they "give" and keep tension on the hose and they look clean.

    I bought all the smaller sizes due to the varying outer diameter of the hoses available, not sure which size it required.

    I forgot to mention, they don't loosen up and the clamp tensions around the hose more evenly than the standard worm style clamp.
    Last edited by ph2ocraft; 07-10-2008 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    I use those clamps on every boat I change fuel line on now. I love the ease of installation, the fact they "give" and keep tension on the hose and they look clean.

    I bought all the smaller sizes due to the varying outer diameter of the hoses available, not sure which size it required.
    Which of these Oetiker clamp types is it?

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