BRAKE PIPES AND FUEL LINES

Land Rover Monthly - - Lrm Technical -

Re­place­ment fuel lines and ready-made brake pipes could have been pur­chased from sup­pli­ers, and these off-the-shelf parts are a good op­tion where the tools needed to make them are not avail­able. How­ever, if you have the tools and are con­fi­dent enough to use them prop­erly, there is no doubt that mak­ing brake pipes and fuel lines in-house is less ex­pen­sive. If you do make your own, have them checked over by a pro­fes­sional if you have any doubts. Be­cause we have fit­ted raised sus­pen­sion, we are us­ing Goodrich ex­tended brake hoses – this is im­por­tant to en­sure the hoses are not strained by the in­creased axle move­ment.

The fuel tank’s sender unit (for the fuel gauge) is wired into the chas­sis loom with new ca­bles, the old ones had been adapted for the 88-inch chas­sis.

The fuel pump is fit­ted into a new tank (nec­es­sary due to the chas­sis change) and con­nected to the chas­sis wiring loom to run when the ig­ni­tion is on.

The fuel fil­ter hous­ing is bolted just be­hind the right-hand side bulk­head out­rig­ger, us­ing a pair of M8 bolts, and is well pro­tected by the chas­sis brack­ets.

The new fuel feed and fuel re­turn lines, from the tank to the en­gine, were made us­ing a combination of 10 mm cop­per tub­ing and rub­ber fuel hose.

A new in-tank fuel pump unit was ac­quired, in­stead of the ex­ter­nal pump used on the 88. This pump is an OEM unit – just as the 110 left the fac­tory with.

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