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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

X-Y problem time, I think. How do you know it's a rat? Your comment on the question says that it looked "chewed and not cut with a tool". This is precisely what wear looks like, and this is backed ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

You could cover the pipe with some protective braiding like this - https://hoseflex.com/product/stainless-steel-braid/
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

Here in Arizona where wood rats (a.k.a. pack rats) are a major pest, a common solution is to put lights under the vehicle and/or inside the engine compartment. You can put a cheap shop light on an ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

I joined this community just to answer this question. While there are already some good answers here, one proven solution that is highly effective is to mix crushed hot pepper with paint. Apply it to ...
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Best way to repair a rotten fuel line?

To be honest, if part of the fuel line is rotten, I'd be tempted to replace the whole line - chances are the rest isn't far behind... Modern rubber hoses should last a decent amount of time, they're ...
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Best way to repair a rotten fuel line?

I've had to deal with rotten fuel lines on my '94 Nissan. Took me a year to find a suitable solution. Like you, I was considering steel lines to replace the entire thing, but the steel lines I found ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

I also joined this community just to respond. In my part of the world we have this a lot. Fuel lines and other similar tubes and cables are often damaged. It is because martens are attracted to the ...
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Engine sputters when turning left corner

My theory is you have a stuck float in your carburetor. This is causing the fuel bowl not to fill completely. When you go around the corner, the main jets are without fuel (sucking air) and this kills ...
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Will my fuel tank empty if I leave the fuel lines disconnected?

No. It will not evaporate by much at all. I would say it would be nearly unnoticeable. If you are concerned stuff a decently fitting clean bolt in the lines or something to plug it up like a rubber ...
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Fuel meter strange behaviour

You have not said how much of a reduction, so this is just some basic theory. Fuel level gauges are for reference. They are not precise measuring devices. That being said, while your scooter is ...
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Low fuel pressure in Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer

1997 Ford Escort wagon, my found issue. Ethanol caused rubber fuel hose to metal tube failures. Hose would swell in hot weather, or when engine heat concentrated enough to swell hose inward. Fuel ...
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Low fuel pressure in Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer

The 97 Mercury Tracer doesn't use a Fuel Rail Pressure sensor and any reading you're getting from your OBD2 application is false. If you believe that the fuel pressure is low, hook up a fuel pressure ...
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Fuel lines: is Nicopp OK for gas?

I used Ni-Copp lines to replace the transmission cooling lines on my truck. I double flared the ends that went to the cooler, but used compression unions to tie them to the remaining 4" of steel ...
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How do I know which fuel line goes to the engine and which goes to the fuel tank?

Follow the fuel lines carefully. It appears that the route of the fuel lines and fuel flow goes: From the tank to the fuel pump on the engine in the upper hose to the pump that appears to come from ...
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Best way to repair a rotten fuel line?

The absolute best way is to replace the entire steel line. When this isn't possible, use as much steel as you can and as little fuel injection rated hose as possible. The issue with rubber hose is ...
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Engine sputters when turning left corner

Kind of a long shot, but I had this problem with an old Nova, turning right. That was due to loose screws in the carb. It might have been the mounts to the intake manifold; but, my vague memory is ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

I am surprised that you are OK to live with rats as they are pretty good at destroying things and spreading diseases. I would give the rats something else to eat, like rat poison bite. I am doing it ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

We've faced this problem a lot of times. It's one of my previous questions here. When we took the car for servicing, the mechanics covered the wires and tubes with a thin and very light-weight tube ...
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Rats biting off fuel line ( again and again and again )!

I heard that peppermint spray mixed 50/50 with water will make them stay away and should last about 6 months. Many people use this to keep mice out of engine compartments.
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Subaru Outback (2004): flat tow with another Subaru if running? Fuel line repair?

1) Can you, or maybe would you try to, use a Subaru with a 2,700 lbs tow capacity to tow another Subaru that is ~3,500 lbs five blocks? The last block being up a bit of a snowy incline. Normally, the ...
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Replacing metal fuel line with braided hose - Need 1/2 and 7/16 fittings for pump and carb

The ends on the braided fuel line are called Spectraclamp. They are intended to clamp onto fuel hose fittings that look like this: So if you are using this hose, ideally, what you need are 7/16" ...
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Can fuel and brake lines touch?

Brake lines themselves aren't going to have any heat to speak of. The heat generated at the brakes themselves may travel a little bit up the lines, but not much, and then not much heat at all. There ...
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Its -38 and car wont start

If the block heater functions you will be able to feel the heat by touching the engine after 4-5 hrs,it is not a problem to have the block heater on overnight. If you are unable to feel the heat ...
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Suzuki GZ125 2003 - what size fuel line?

The easiest way to be sure is to look at the hose you are replacing but it should be a 4mm inner diameter 6mm outer diameter. Suzuki P/N: 0935240703600
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Does every modern car have an evap vent valve?

Normally, pressure that develops during filling the gas tank is relieved by venting to the atmosphere via the filler tube (some locales require filler nozzles to be equipped with vapor recovery, in ...
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What other hacks exist to disconnect a "quick-connect"-style fuel line?

Use the proper disconnect tool. You do not want to damage the line and have to replace it, or have it leak. Depending on where you buy it, sometimes the tools can be expensive especially in smaller ...
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Anyone use a custom fuel line repair kit from eBay?

Stainless braided hose is just rubber hose with a stainless steel outer weave. It's usually meant for higher pressure applications to prevent flexing of the hose. In this case it seems to be just for ...
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How do I know which fuel line goes to the engine and which goes to the fuel tank?

From the first picture it appears you have it attached correctly. The one coming up from the side and below would be from the tank. The other one is headed to the engine. Looks like you're golden.
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Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I never have drained the gas out of mine,i have always exercised them at least twice a year once in the spring then once when the cold weather starts coming in the bowls on the carb are still clean,...
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