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Old February 18th, 2018, 16:34   #1
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Hi all. 2003 1.9L TDI ALH. Thinking I need to replace the fuel lines that run between the filter and the Injection Pump. I looked up the part number (1J0130307R) and this thing sells for 90+ bucks new. Lord have mercy. It is 2 pieces about 12-16 inches long. Anyone use just basic diesel fuel line instead of this piece? Will order it if it does something special over standard fuel line. Thanks, Bryan
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Old February 18th, 2018, 16:39   #2
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The NEW Beetle of that era uses all black rubber (no clear hose on the In side).

I see no reason as to why you couldn't use anything as long as it fit and could handle diesel fuel/bio-diesel.

I have a "plain jane" fuel hose from the filter to the IP on the ALH in my Vanagon ... works great!
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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:15   #3
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I recommend using some shielding if you go with generic fuel line to prevent it from rubbing too much.
I did that on my last MK4 and it worked perfectly.
The shaped hoses are crazy expensive!

I also look at rockauto to see if I can get a good price for things first.
Fuel lines is cheap though and you could replace it for $10 with shield.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:17   #4
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Check out this thread about clear teflon pfa tubing from McMaster Carr.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=374547
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Old February 18th, 2018, 22:34   #5
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Any fuel line works without problems. Get the braided ones, will be just fine.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 20:24   #6
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I use NAPA Greenshield, diesel rated. Generic unformed hose.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 07:15   #7
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I use NAPA Greenshield, diesel rated. Generic unformed hose.
I am looking at using the same. How is it holding up for you so far? Did you do the fuel lines close to the coolant reservoir to coolant tank?
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Old March 9th, 2018, 20:01   #8
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I'll check it tomorrow, but from last time I remember looking at it for a fuel filter change <6mo ago, great!!!

Yes, I did the coolant overflow area lines. I really wanted to stay stock molded line because they look so great, but the insane prices made me say HECK NO!!!!

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Old March 13th, 2018, 22:38   #9
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I recently purchased USED lines off ebay for the time being. About $35 IIRC. My car originally had all regular black molded fuel lines. (Auto Golf) They look o.k. for now... The manual trans looking lines with clear section look like they will fit just fine, will confirm soon. Just an option.
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