Spool Helix - High Pressure Fuel Line Incorrect Composition?

mj6234

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Nov 25, 2020
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All, I purchased a Helix a while ago. It was pointed out to me that the HPFP->Fuel Rail hose is hydraulic hose and not rated for gasoline. This is what was supplied to me - Hansa Flex HD 206. From looking at the materials sheet, it doesnt have gasoline explicitly listed. From a simple google search, it doesn't appear that hydraulic hose is rated for gasoline. Does anyone have any opinion on this?

 

KClemente

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Nov 26, 2019
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Been running my helix for years now and I'm 90% sure we have the same Hansa hoses.

No issues with leaking from gasoline or ethanol (ran ethanol for easy 10k+ miles), but the rubber is starting to crack around the bend from the oil filter housing.

The inner tube being made from a synthetic rubber does kinda worry me though, as ethanol loves to eat rubber...
 

zomski101

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Dec 28, 2019
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After putting on 90k+ miles in the past 2+ years I've owned the helix product, one very cold morning (around 0 degrees F) I was surprised by a strong fuel smell. Popped the hood to see multiple pinhole leaks coming from the hose. Contacted spool and they overnighted me a new line.
One week prior to this the o ring for the in-line fuel filter also completely failed causing fuel to spray out like a sprinkler. It was a really cold winter in Chicago.

 

KClemente

Sergeant
Nov 26, 2019
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E90 335i
I emailed PFS seeing if i can buy their upgraded rail with line but no response. @martymil do you know of any M14x1.5 to 6an fittings that’ll fit in such a tight angle for the stock rail?

The biggest hurdle will be that initial 90°.

I might have to email Spool and see if I can get a new line to buy me some time for now while I look for alternatives