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    Fuel Line Replacement

    My 'Skis are almost 20 years old. I figure it might be time to replace the original fuel hoses. I started working on an order for my two STXs and my Ultra 150. I got up to about $200 and about had a cow!

    I figured there had to be a better way, so I went shopping. Of course, I wanted USCG approved hose, so I checked the requirements for that. What you need is Type A1 low permeability hose. I measured the fittings on the fuel pumps and they were between 1/4" & 5/16". I tried a piece of 1/4" polyurethane hose and was able to get it on. It was snug,which is good. I then searched for 1/4" Type A1 hose and again nearly had a cow. That stuff is about $3 a foot! I looked some more and finally found some at a reasonable price. You'll never guess where... WALMART!

    I bought a 50' roll for $85 + tax--AND FREE SHPPING!

    I just got it in today and it fits fine. It seems to go around a fairly tight radius without kinking. I'm going to order more for my Yamaha boat.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/35218712


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    that's the exact product I use. Shields Marine Hose

    without a wholesale account, that was a darn good price.

    the 6mm size is good for almost all applications, cept for some seadoo which use 8mm line.

    it's a very hard fit on a polaris water separator, but it should be the last fuel line you'll need to install on any ski

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    Thanks for the info. It's good to see someone savvy enough to know that enclosed marine applications should use hose rated for such

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    Thanks Steve...but it's not in a cool �� see through color....lol


    btw....what do you use for the 1/8 oil hoses

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    I use polyurethane for the oil lines.

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    Nice find! Thanks for the heads up!

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    Not a bad price at all. I have been using Motion-Pro and am happy with it but it is definitely more expensive.

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