Saturday, 8 November 2014

South African petrol standards

We hear about our petrol being thinned out with other so called fuels, is ethanol one of them?

With the starting of the brand new Hillman Imp 998cc engine which also has a  new 24mm Solex carburetor, sold as so called new old stock, we had a petrol leak within the hour.

By the next morning the pipe had split right in two!

This wasted hours of my time, not to mention the petrol on the floor, fire comes to mind as the exhaust box is just below the carburetor.

My repair was to use some 10mm eco fuel line hose made in Italy, lets see if it lasts?

The correct material to use now is named VITON.


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