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I remember back a while @fordf150 ( Nate) had posted a neat thread about fuel line substitutes. Some of the older saws are NLA fuel lines. looking for alternatives/substitutes...also any tricks for replacements would be great. Currently I'm looking for a Husky 395 Fuel line substitute. any good suggestions ?( other then GFY...)
 

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I use the black 5mm(I think) stihl fuel line in huskys and like it over the husky grey crap that has always got a hole in it.
 

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I use the black 5mm(I think) stihl fuel line in huskys and like it over the husky grey crap that has always got a hole in it.
my closest real husky dealer is 40 minutes away. got a few mower shops that don't carry much inventory closer...can you get Stihl line in bulk ?
Ive always just ordered it by saw specific need ?
 

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Yes I have roles of stihl line bought from a dealor.

There's 3 husky dealors by me and together they have zero parts so I use as much stihl stuff aside can only because I can get it.
 

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i've switched to stihl line too.was using the avon stuff from lowes in the kits but its a harder line and pretty expensive.
 

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I've switched over to echo oem black rubber line on stihls I just cut the grommets off and force the echo line through them I bought every size and use them on weedeaters and leafblowers too I had several bad experiences with tygon and while the stihl line is great it's pricey.
 

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yeah $3 a foot here.been planning on switching to echo line looks like good stuff.
 

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I remember back a while @fordf150 ( Nate) had posted a neat thread about fuel line substitutes. Some of the older saws are NLA fuel lines. looking for alternatives/substitutes...also any tricks for replacements would be great. Currently I'm looking for a Husky 395 Fuel line substitute. any good suggestions ?( other then GFY...)
No special tricks friend you must do what must do , some long nose pliers or hemostats help a lot
 

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I bought 10 hemostats off the bay for 7 or 8 bucks time and being aggravated savers make sure to get some angled ones too if you get any they're handy as could be.
 

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I have used the echo fuel line in my 262 and 268 and had no problems, real nice line at a great price.
 

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Don't know I had failures with tygon never with stihl or husky or echo line never tried Oregon's new line some guys like it I stick with echo I get it cheaper than the others.
 

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I bought 5 Farmertec/Huztl curled fuel lines which I thought were supposed to work on my Husky 50 and 576xp. But they're too big at .235 OD (6mm). My saws use .210 OD line. I tried one and it was too tight. Normally I use Tygon .211 OD x .117 ID line and it works great and seals perfectly.

I have 4 lines that are 11.5" in length. Anyone want to trade for some Tygon .211?

fuel line.jpg
 

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I use Echo in almost everything now, on a-lot of Husqvarnas they used a fuel line with a grommet molded into it, but a tank grommet from a 455 can be used with Echo line in place of that. That is what I have done on all of my 2xx saws that called for a molded line.

Joe
 

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my vids on the topic...

not sure yet if I can use echo line for the 395 series... gonna try some asap on my 394 build I have going

 

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I have heard Stihl 3r? line is available in bulk...I will try to order some soon.

I hate buying husky line 9" at a time
 
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