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Old 03-12-2007, 12:27 PM
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Default Gasoline fuel to glow fuel tank set up question

I recently purchased a plane from a friend that had it set up for a gasoline engine. I will be using a glow fuel motor. Is there any need to tank out the fuel tank and replumb it? Or, can i use the Tygon fuel line on a glow motor? Never ran in to this before and don't want to tank the tank out if it is not needed.
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Default RE: Gasoline fuel to glow fuel tank set up question

You will need to replumb it. If I am not mistaken, I believe the Tygon is attacked by the glow fuel. I know gasoline attacks the silicon fuel line used for glow engines. You will need to replace the stopper on the fuel tank as well. Replace the fuel line and clean out the tank. I can't believe that it will cost more than $10-15 for everything for the conversion. I recently replaced the fuel line on my glow plane and 4 feet of fuel line was only about $4 or $5 (maybe less).

Hope this helps.
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Default RE: Gasoline fuel to glow fuel tank set up question

Bill, you are probably right and won't hurt to convert it none the less. I don't mind the money, i think i have everything needed to do the conversion. I was trying to avoid the work.
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Default RE: Gasoline fuel to glow fuel tank set up question

I know the feeling.

Take it easy and good luck.

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