E10 fuel adjustments: Drivers putting ‘lives at stake’ due to ‘appalling quality’ of rubber

YouTube channel Twin Cam mentioned some fuel hoses obtainable on the market for traditional vehicles had been identified to “crack within months” in a significant danger. Host Ed Westby additionally warned drivers to ensure that their hoses had been of the “highest quality” to keep away from any points with the petrol leaking.

He urged street customers to “change their fuel hoses” repeatedly to keep away from their automobile creating any points.

He mentioned: “The second one is is people, we are inherently stupid.

“As classic car enthusiasts we are driving around with rubber componentry that is potentially decades old.”

He added: “We understand that tyres, even if they are not used, eventually get old, go hard and crack.

“As a result, we change them, so why is it so difficult to get people to change their fuel hoses.

“My little Metro should have had a couple of sets of fuel shoes by this stage.

“I’m pleased to confirm the hoses look in perfect condition because I check them, just as you should.

“Please for your own safety, check the condition of your fuel hoses.

“If you need new ones, get new ones because it might save your life and it may save your car.”

YouTube channel Ray’s Garage has beforehand warned E10 fuel might “eat away” some rubber fuel traces.

He has beforehand warned drivers wanted to test the SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) signal on the facet to see whether it is suitable with E10.

Fuel traces with an R6 sticker ought to solely be used with E5 fuel whereas R7 fuel hoses can use the brand new compound.

He mentioned: “While you can drain your fuel tank or put some fuel stabiliser in it, the fuel lines are affected by the composition of fuel going through them from the inside.

“E10 will eat away more at R6 than it will R7.

“Rubber products decay over time anyway so I wouldn’t imagine you would want to use a fuel line for too long.”

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