Westfield Megabusa Build Diary

11 Dec 2007
Fuel pipes

With the aluminium panels fitted, we could now begin to run the fuel lines from the rear of the chassis to the front. Westfield supply 2 pieces of pipe which must be bent to shape and then fixed to the chassis using rivets and P-clips (send and return).

We set about bending the "send" fuel line first. We actually got a surprising amount of the pipe bent using our feet, the floor, and our hands, but then the 90 deg bend at the end went all wrong and the pipe flattened which would severely restrict fuel flow. The pipe cannot be bent back as it will become brittle and shear, so it was scrap!

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BEND THE FUEL PIPES WITHOUT USING A PIPE BENDER!

We gave up early wasting a whole evening's work, and feeling very deflated knowing we would need to get hold of another fuel pipe from Westfield, and a Pipe Bender!

Laurence

The end result of not using a pipe bender!    

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