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A simpler way to prime them is just to connect the pump to a battery - and repeatedly connect/disconnect it.  Each cycle draws a little more fuel.  My fuel line is 6m before the pump and it only took a couple of minutes to prime that way.

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52 minutes ago, simonr said:

A simpler way to prime them is just to connect the pump to a battery - and repeatedly connect/disconnect it.  Each cycle draws a little more fuel.  My fuel line is 6m before the pump and it only took a couple of minutes to prime that way.

^ this, just tapping the wires together or using a small momentary switch is easy enough.

I had terrible problems with mine getting air in as the tiny pipes and rubber hoses can allow pinhole air leaks if you've got poor or wrong-sized clips on them or there's any perishing on the rubber hose.

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4 hours ago, simonr said:

I had the same initially - then replaced all the hose clips with 'lemon' type hose clips which provide a better seal than tiny jubilee type clips.

What's a lemon style clip?

I ordered a party-pack of tiny fuel pipe clips off eBlag and re-did it all with those.

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11 hours ago, western said:

Possibly these which need a fitting tool. Lemon clamp

Well done Ralph.  I just used a pair of side-cutters which are fine on smaller clips.  I have the proper tool, but I left it, locked-down at work.

They are also known as Double (or single) Ear clips - but I've always called them Lemon Clips!

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2 hours ago, Retroanaconda said:

Those seem to be standard fit on new cars these days so must be reasonably good.

Poor quality hose clamps are a pain in the backside so I may try some!

They are very good have been used for years on oxy acetylene pipes can stand decent pressure only issue is if you need to remove them they have to be cut and as they sink into the pipe your using them on it can damage said pipe quite easily. When I've removed them in the past I cut diagonally across the width of ring regards Stephen

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14 hours ago, Stellaghost said:

They are very good have been used for years on oxy acetylene pipes can stand decent pressure only issue is if you need to remove them they have to be cut and as they sink into the pipe your using them on it can damage said pipe quite easily. When I've removed them in the past I cut diagonally across the width of ring regards Stephen

I've found it's usually possible to cut the ears off with a sharp pair of side-cutters.  I've been using them for most things for maybe 10 years.  They are available in Stainless too.

Much more reliable than Jubilee type clips - which I now only use on things I know will need to be removed soon.  I only used the screw type on my fuel pump initially because they were supplied with the pump - but I should have known better!

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