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Need clamp for fuel line from tank to pump on 81

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Darrell Walker

Need clamp for fuel line from tank to pump on 81
« on: March 19, 2016, 09:57:34 AM »
Hi Cregg,

I donbt know if the FI TR8 is the same or not, but my original hose just had

one of those spring type clamps.  Since that line isnbt really under

pressure, it shouldnbt need a lot of clamping.  One other thing to note, the

original line is 12 mm (on the TR8), which means a 1/2b hose will be a

sloppy fit.  You might be able to get a 7/16b hose on it, or you can get a

12 mm hose from VW bus suppliers (assuming the TR7 is sized the same).


> On Mar 18, 2016, at 10:46 PM, Cregg Cowan <> wrote:


> M7 81 FI TR7 developed a slow fuel leak (one drop every few minutes when

> parked) and it turned out that the hose from the

> tank to the fuel pump was shot (I hear modern fuel attack our old


> The connection to the fuel tank is in a recessed area such

> that a standard screw-type hose clamp doesn't fit.   The old hose was


> with

> a "snap-grip" clamp (see

> and I was able to

> reuse it on the new hose, but

> only 2 teeth are engaged because the new hose has a large outside diameter.


> need to better solution for the long-term.


> I looked at the Rimmers and Victoria British webpages, but didn't see any

> clamps offered for this application.


> It seems like others must have encountered this problem, so I'd like to


> from someone with a workable solution.


> Thanks in advance,

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Wayne Simpson

Re: Need clamp for fuel line from tank to pump on 81
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 10:03:36 AM »
Dorman "Help" Quick Connector Assortment, p/n 13400 at Advance Auto

Parts. All of $4