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  1. LBKornhusker

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    Scottwax, I saw a couple pics of your car with the hood popped and noticed the hoses were all nice and turquoise. I was wondering if you used silicone hoses or what? I asked a question about the usage of silicone hoses on a Volvo board, and the majority of responses I got were that silicone couldn't be used on everything because it would collapse under vaccum and wouldn't work for fuel lines. Any suggestions?
     
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    i dont think that thats scotts car, its sick lifes. and i am assuming that they are just looms that cover the hoses.
     
  3. Scottwax

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    I wouldn't use silicone for anything other than heater and radiator hoses, unless I knew for sure either fuel or vacuum wouldn't cause any problems.

    Steel braided covers are actually pretty reasonable-the set for my car is about $40 at Auto-Zone. Real steel braided hose and aircraft style connectors are high $$$$.
     
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    i have almost $400 in steel braided fuel/oil line hoses & fittings. & it was like $150 for my upper & lower steel braided radiator hoses :o

    (that engine bay pic of my car is very out of date)
     
  5. LBKornhusker

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    Ahh, I did misspeak. Sorry about that.

    Ok, thanks for the info. I am probably going to need a few new lines soon, and I was wondering if I would be able to jazz up the engine bay a little.
     

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