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I am about to replace all the fuel hoses on my 1984 US spec (carb) Turbo.  Is the textured hose type in the photo still available?  Otherwise I am thinking something like this cloth braided hose.

or alternatively a Gates Barricade (TM)

Any other recommendations?



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Hey geeman,

Just so you don’t think anyone cares, I wanted to respond and say I spent time looking up various sources online such as Jegs & Summit Racing, plus, as you obviously did, fuel hose manufacturers direct on their websites. 

However, while I found numerous textured fuel/petrol hose, I was unable to locate an exact match.

Note my search did not involve me checking The Usual Suspects like JAE, RDEnt (which is a few minutes from my house!), SJ Sportscars, Lotus Bits, Lotus Marques (AUS), PNM Parts et al.

However, one would imagine the either listed hose is a strong winner in the utility department, and barring original hose, either may be a sensible choice.




1986 Esprit HCI (Bosch-injected)

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As Scott said, check with RD Enterprises in PA or JAE Parts in CA. Tell them you want the braided look.


I found some vendors with an Amazon search for 'braided fuel line' but I don't know the diameters you need. Or, if it looks authentic enough for you.

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Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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