Hpi Firestorm Fuel line placement?

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kyle_battle

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upon inspection of my new hpi i noticed that the fuel line is smuched right up against the friggin head it almost pinchs the fuel line.. I'm attaching a photo.. would this cause a problem or possibly melt the line?


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That's not good, loosen the fuel inlet with a wrench and reposition it. Find a better place to run the line. Around the head will work fine if you can keep it away from the exhaust.
If I remember correctly, the clutchbell will chew up the fel line on those cars if you go under the filter. Hard to say from here. Definitely reroute it though.
 

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Yeah I'm looking at it now and I'm pretty sure i can run it around the air filter with no real problems
 

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Wow! That will cook the fuel for sure if not outright burn a hole in the line. Good thing you caught that! If you don't have enough slack to re-route the line get some more. It's cheap! If you don't currently have an in-line fuel filter now would be a good time to add one as well. You want to keep it away from the head too. They serve as a good heat sink and can vapor lock the engine if they get too hot.
 

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Check that the HSN housing does not leak since you repositioned it. That happens after adjusting them sometimes.
 

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Got it repositioned now and no leaks as far as i can see..Heres a photo! Oh and yeah that's one thing i kinda forgot to pick up when i bought everything ill prob grab one next weekend :]

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I think they all come like that though! Mine is like that. I've put almost a gallon through it so far and havent had any problems, o melting, smoking or burning. The cooling head does a great job of disipating heat. That and I think the fuel line HPI uses is capable of withstanding pretty high temps.
 

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The angle of the fuel line plus vibration could possibly cause the fuel flow to be interrupted briefly. I take no chances with these kinds of issues.
 

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I think they all come like that though! Mine is like that. I've put almost a gallon through it so far and havent had any problems, o melting, smoking or burning. The cooling head does a great job of disipating heat. That and I think the fuel line HPI uses is capable of withstanding pretty high temps.


I just thought id turn it to be on the safe side
 
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