Originally Posted by mouthfulloflake
I was unable to bend the U shape without kinking the hose, and did not want to pay BMW $30 for a part that would eventually fail.
I bought some hard ( steel) brake line, at auto parts store, 5/16" I think.
bent a U shape with a brake line bender, flared the ends, and used that.
Now I have a few short sections of the expensive submersible hose, all straight.
Excellent idea. I would be tempted to do this also once I go into the tank.