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    Alternative Fuel lines for E85?

    I have searched and cannot seem to find answer and maybe I’ve not search enough or too deep. I can keep this very simple but want to consider other options. Simple meaning running PTFE 6AN fuel lines but I want to consider push locks. My goal is to use E85 in my oem fuel tank. I will be taking off fuel tank to replace all the oem fuel lines and prepping it for E85. I already know what size line I need. I Came acrossed Gates Barricade 27348 5/16” fuel lines but read mix reviews on it. Does anyone have any expierence using this fuel line? What other fuel lines have you used that is compatible with E85 other than PTFE type lines? Thanks.

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    Anything steel is going to rust exponentially faster than e10 or pure gasoline. That's why newer cars all use stainless and plastic. Alcohol fuel is hydroscopic and will draw moisture from the air.
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      #3
      Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
      Anything steel is going to rust exponentially faster than e10 or pure gasoline. That's why newer cars all use stainless and plastic. Alcohol fuel is hydroscopic and will draw moisture from the air.
      thanks for the information. I don’t want to get into what lines are better than others but what fuel lines have you used or have good experiences with?

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        #4
        Wouldn't E85 tarnish the tank, not just the lines? I had old fuel in my tank that rusted it enough to require replacement.

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          #5
          Originally posted by zwill23 View Post
          Wouldn't E85 tarnish the tank, not just the lines? I had old fuel in my tank that rusted it enough to require replacement.
          I am not certain that E85 will eat away my oem fuel tank. I’ve been mixed reviews. Some people are ok using oem lines w E85 but best practice I hear is use appropriate lines for applications.

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            #6
            Here is the information from the manufacturer:

            Low-permeation, premium hose for use on all fuel systems, including fuel injection (MPI). Approved for use with gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel including soybean methyl ester (SME), rapeseed methyl ester (RME), palm methyl ester (PME) per ASTM D6751, E-85, methanol, ethanol, ethanol extended gasoline, gasohol fuels and 100% alcohol. Patented five-layer Greenshield® barrier technology keeps fuel out of the environment while delivering peak fuel efficiency.”

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              #7
              So, I think that means, it’s ok to use with E85? Anyone here have experience with these fuel lines? It’ll be a simple replacement, no adapters needed. I might go ahead and order like 15-18 feet of this stuff.

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