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Ethanol in petrol - had any problems?
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Ethanol in petrol - had any problems? Reply with quote

The subject of ethanol in petrol comes up quite regularly in magazines and elsewhere, has anyone here experienced issues such as rotting fuel lines as yet?

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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you should ask the question as I had to replace the fuel line on the Bedford CA at the week end . The rubber had collapsed preventing the pump from sucking any petrol , whether it was due to Ethanol or the fact that the pipe was over 50 years old I don't know.
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lowdrag



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Location: Le Mans

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A constant worry Rick because mileage is decreasing now and the car just sits for a period of time. At a friend's house we put the XKSS on his ramp and all seems well - so far.
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consul 57



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not yet myself, almost all my fuel lines are metal on my consul.
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Mog



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 50 years old , the rubber fuel lines are long past their use by date !
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