Service period- brake and fuel hoses?

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Has anyone ever had a flexible hose fail on a Caterham (other than damaged one)?

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Fuel flexible hose yes .... hardened and cracking. Brake hoses... no.
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What is the diameter of the fuel hoses and specification for E10

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The tricky one on the K series is the hose from the metal pipe in the tunnel to the fuel rail.  There is a special connector to the rail, has anyone ever had a success in replacing this section of pipe with one for modern fuels.  There is also fuel pump and sender gaskets which are not immune to corrision from bio-ethanol in my experience. 

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Yes. Easy fix. Same as the one from the tank to the filter. Remove the complete hose. Carefully cut through the wedding band crimp. Pull the hose off the end fitting. Fit new latest spec rubber fuel hose available by the metre anywhere (not that nasty black cotton covered stuff) and fasten with petrol hose screw clamps. Not jubilee style clamps, they don't clamp evenly on small size hose. Simple and cheap.
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Fuel hoses are 5/16" .... or 7.6mm ... or 8mm bore. All work ok.
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Thanks Ian

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Better still use Oeitker clamps when replacing the swaged ends Thumb Up 

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Looking to replace my fuel lines and given all the info in this post I do not for see any issues other than:

I take it the Oetiker clamps require a  special crimping tool? and what is the size of the clamps required for the fuel hose?

Also looking at the hose from the pump to the filter, is that some sort of twist and turn connection and will new seals etc be required or ca you purchase a new connector?

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A long pair of pincers work a treat on the O clips, yes they are sized according to the OD of your hose.