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  • PTFE

    PTFE (PTFE core with stainless steel outer reinforcement)

    ADVANTAGES
    • Compatible with all automotive fuels, lubricants, and coolant
    • Infinite shelf and service life
    • Non-permeable = no smell when vehicle parked in enclosed locations
    • Small outer diameter for AN size = small bend radius, light weight
    • Expect to last lifetime
    DISADVANTAGES
    • May contribute to NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness)
    • Stainless braid may damage contacted surfaces
    • Expect longer installation times
  • FlexLP

    FlexLP (stainless reinforced polymer core with nylon outer braid)

    ADVANTAGES
    • Compatible with all automotive fuels, lubricants, and coolant
    • Low permeable = no smell when vehicle parked in enclosed locations
    • Fast to assemble and install
    • Will not contribute to NVH (noise vibration, harshness)
    • Soft outer braid will not damage contacted surfaces
    DISADVANTAGES
    • Expect 5-7 year life
    • Requires cable cutter to cut
  • Startlite

    Startlite (AQP elastomer core with Kevlar / Nomex outer reinforcement)

    ADVANTAGES
    • Compatible with all automotive fuels, lubricants, and coolant
    • Easy to cut, fast to assemble and install
    • Will not contribute to NVH (noise vibration, harshness)
    • Soft outer braid will not damage contacted surfaces
    DISADVANTAGES
    • Permeable = expect fuel smell smell when vehicle is parked in enclosed locations
    • Expect 5-7 year life
  • Flex-Loc (push-lock)

    Flex-Loc (polyester reinforced nitrile core with PVC outer liner)

    ADVANTAGES
    • Compatible with most automotive lubricants and coolant
    • Lowest cost automotive hose and ends
    • No tools required to assemble and install
    • Will not contribute to NVH (noise vibration, harshness)
    • Soft outer liner will not damage contacted surfaces
    DISADVANTAGES
    • Expect 1-2 year life
    • Not recommended for use with unleaded gasoline
    • Not recommended for high pressure lines