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Old 02-21-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Nylon Tubing OK in the Engine Compartment?

Can i use this nylon tubing in the engine compartment? I am afraid of water, salt, fuel, gas, getting on the tube and destroying it. This is Sunpro automotive nylon tubing. I would use it for boost gauge.

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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Why don't you contact them directly and see if that product is suitable for your application?

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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My Autometer boost gauge came with that kind of tubing. It sucked big time. First off, the tubing wants to stay coiled, so its a bitch to route throughout your car. Second, if you bend it too much, it will kink, and you will have to replace that section of tubing.

I went to a hardware store and got a tee barb fitting, and bought a brass barb that fit onto the back of the gauge. I ran some vacuum line between the tee at the BPV and the back of the boost gauge.

Just my $.02

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Old 02-22-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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that tubing will be fine, provided you install it properly. it is rigid (which is ideal for a pressure signal line) and very abrasion resistant.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Make sure you route it away from heat sources.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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I use nylon tubing from home depot for my Water injection. It sustains over 100psi and i've never had any problems. It is very sturdy and inexpensive!

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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I've had that kind of tubing in there for 4 years now for my boost gauge, and no problems. You do need to be careful not to kink it as you are instaling it.
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