Introduction: HOW TO CONSTRUCT AN INSTALL a GASOLINE FLOW CUTTER IN YOUR VW BUS FOR LESS THAN 3$

HOW TO CONSTRUCT AN INSTALL A GASOLINE FLOW CUTTER IN YOUR VW BUS FOR LESS THAN 3$
INTRO. Gasoline tank in VW Bus or another VW models (Beetle, Kombi etc.), are in elevate position to facilitate gasoline flow assisted by gravity. When we need to repair any part, at the final gasoline line (ej. replace gasoline pump or gasoline filter, replace or clean the carburetor, or change the gasoline hose itself, gasoline spread in the floor ¡any time!.
By installing a simple “flow cutter” in the tank out line, we avoid to spread gasoline in the floor in elegant manner.
Time: This project took about twenty minutes (or less) of constructions time. It took a couple of hours to find all the parts.
Cost: less than 3$.
Difficulty: very low.
Materials:
1. One tap that used in yard machine or another gas operate
outdoor device.
2. Two security clamps 3/8 inch diameter.
3. One screw driver.
4. One knife or another fine cutter device.
5. A pair of pliers.












STEP 1 Interrupt the gas flow in the out gasoline hose, by pressing then with a pliers (this is the no elegant manner).









STEP 2 Cut the gas hose with the knife.






STEP 3 Turn off the tap an insert then on both gasoline hose extremes.








STEP 4 See that both hose connections are well sealed with security clamps (that not drop any gasoline portion).










STEP 5 Turn on the gasoline flow and start your engine.









Our goal is not spread gasoline on floor, when you need to work on the engine of your car. This entire project cost less than three dollars, as I already had the screws, pliers and cutter. The only thing I purchased was the tap and clamps which cost $2.5.

Step 1: INTERRUPT THE GAS FLOW

STEP 1 Interrupt the gas flow in the out gasoline hose, by pressing then with a pliers (this is the no elegant manner).

Step 2: CUT THE GAS HOSE

STEP 2 Cut the gas hose with the knife.

Step 3: INSTALL THE TAP

STEP 3 Turn off the tap an insert then on both gasoline hose extremes.

Step 4: SECURE HOSE

STEP 4 See that both hose connections are well sealed with security clamps (that not drop any gasoline portion).

Step 5: ENJOY

STEP 5 Turn on the gasoline flow and start your engine.

Comments

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luckymonkeygarage (author)2008-10-27

I can see your reasoning and understand the desire to do this........but a golf tee does the same thing. This Instructables scares me due to all of the breaks in the line with clamps. Too many things can potentially go wrong with this set-up. Also, the fuel hose is not the correct size hose used on a air cooled VWs. Look for the braided line instead and replace your fuel line every 6 months. Check out thesamba.com in the forums section to look up soome of the fuel line discussions for your VW.

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Coati (author)2008-09-04

I always just shoved a screwdriver in the hose,a little but of gas leaks but it helps wash the grease off your hands

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r0botluv (author)2008-06-03

Great tut!

This is something Ive always thought about doing for my VW. I got a '73 beetle and I wanted to do something like this as a security measure. No gas = no getting away with my precious!

But yeah, perhaps some research on the diameter of the hose and thus the specs of the tap you need and where you can find them would make this even more usefu! ~

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drummonkey92 (author)2008-05-30

cool idea and a good solution, but you need to take out most of the intro so youarn't just writing what you've put for the steps

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killerjackalope (author)2008-05-29

Ok work on your formatting and don't use the caps lock, it's a bad idea. It'll make the project look more professional, also this is a decent project and would be similar for many vehicles apart from placement... Not a bad job though...

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