Ever tried to lift fuel tank and dismantle the original fuel line quick release? By your own two hands, without any helping buddies?? Nearly a no go. You’ll rather loose your nerves first and than finally cut/break that shit in 2.
In case of a mishap (electric headaches inda GRiSO) on the road to nowhere – and i have had them yet – i really want to have easy access to inner secrets.
Question: how to get rid of that idiotic peace of plastic? Yes! Go hard, take metal![You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Bought this nice solid and expensive stuff and planned to peel the original plastic fuel elbow out of the pump housing, drill a thread in for the new release. See also here an epic story of a brave guy (thanks to belfastguzzi) who obviously did some fundamental research: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
But two caveats showed up quickly: 1) there’s really really not much space under the fuel tank on 8V (!) grisos due to the housings of the timing system and this nice and big metal elbow would finally rest/touch the motor housing if screwed in the pump housing – not so good. 2) optional disconnecting the fuel line first (!) and than pulling the fuel tank would be also a better scenario.
OK, peeled of the original tubing from injectors, replaced it with proven fabric armed rubber hose (Ø 8 mm inside), brass t-piece and robust hose clamps.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The new hose got some essential strain relief (?) fixed with one (longer) screw from the pump housing.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The layout of the new hoses is difficult to explain/to see but all in all the hoses are only moderately bend, don’t scour or interfere with other parts (e.g. linkage of throttle housing etc.) [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
and your able to disconnect the fuel line first on the outside! At least combining the the metal elbow male typ with another female cpc clutch gave me some freedom to route the hose around the RH intake.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Finally, for freedom's sake, i lifted the fuel tank 3 mm in the front and 2 mm in the back (using some additional rubber underlays) which as a side effect gives generally more free play for cabling/wiring shit under the hood.
BTW: how to get fuel tank off first time without going mad an cracking the OEM quick release? It’s bloody simple: loose injectors and pull them slightly (fixed with rubber o-rings) out off the intakes and than there you are!