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tii Injection Piping maintenance


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I decided to replace the venerable, yet rather amber, injection piping on my '74 tii. I just purchased a new complete set and I'm interested in knowing if anybody has some tips for keeping it nice and white - preferred cleaners, treatments, do's/dont's, etc.. Thank you!



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The fuel and whats in the fuel will turn it the "amber" color, so as previously mentioned nothing you can do. The good news is that it will take many years most likely (depending on how much you drive it) to start to discolor it......

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Just wanted to mention that the new sets- unless they have been changed- need a little 'love' to fit up right. The biggest problem that I had was interference with the bell crank and mid throttle. Its actually dangerous as it would have worn a hole in the injection pipe if gone unnoticed. I used a zip tie to hold the line in place for quite a while and was able to then take it off. Use the clamps that hold them together and make sure they do not touch anything.

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Yes forget about it...they change color fairly quick, I put fresh ones on

3 months ago, and they are "PATINA"ing...nicely I may add...

Also as noted, installation is tricky in that they foul linkage etc.

I did not use heat gun to adjust shapes as you will see the new

lines are not close to the original factory installed lines.

A bit of preloading of the lines before tightening down on the

nut can help with moving the lines out of danger and yes I also

used zip-ties prudently to help move away the lines from danger.

Previous links have pointed out the zip ties can be removed after

a period of time as the heat from the motor with the zip ties neatly

"heat sets" the shape of the fresh lines.

Personally, I have not yet cut my ties as I can't even see it.



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