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Noticed when changing out the fuel filter...the fuel line was cracking. Wasn't leaking any fuel, but is showing signs of deteriation. Unfortunately it's the long end of the line which leads all the way to the tank.

Is it normal for the line to have the outer part cracking...hoping to hold off replacing since the job obviously won't be a fun one.

If needed to replace...does anyone have some good pointers for easing the pain. (not sure if there is a fuel cutoff)

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...Is it normal for the line to have the outer part cracking...hoping to hold off replacing since the job obviously won't be a fun one.....
I've already replaced mine several years ago due to exterior cracking. It was not leaking and since that section from the pump to the filter and on back to the tank is not under any pressure other then gravity, probably would of held together for several more years. But the exterior cracks bugged me so I went ahead and swapped it out. Rubber does not seem to last like it used to. :rolleyes:

I don't think it was too bad of a job. Just took some time and patients to get it fed along the frame. I think I had to take the gas tank loose. Also seems like I found a bracket that was kind of digging into the tank that I put some rubber over while I was at it. I think the hardest part was getting it fed from the engine compartment through the dash to the inside of the frame. You might be able to tape the new line to the old or run a piece of wire inside between the new and old tubing to help get it pulled through the tight spots.
 

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Yeah, it's pretty normal after many years for the rubber lines to break down and begin cracking.

Mine were pretty bad on my STX, probably the originals and replaced those a couple of years back. Just takes a little time to thread it up and under the tank and all. Helps if you loosen up the tank so that you can prop it up to make running the line under and connecting it up easier.
 

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Thanks guys. I'll hold off until the fuel level in the tank is down and a nice sunny day presents itself. Doesn't sound imperative, but I'm w/ you Mark...those cracks bug me. (especially since it's a fuel line)

I'll post some pics of the LT150 here soon. Fully detailed it yesterday! Wife made fun of me for waxing a lawn mower! Amazed at how well auto wax pulled the scuff marks out. Looks better than brand new! I'm ready to get this thing dirty.
 
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