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    Which fuel pipe?

    Ive heard about how modern petrol with its ethanol content can rot normal petrol pipe (rubber/ flexible type).
    When I look on ebay at fuel pipe for sale, nothing is mentioned about this.

    So, do I just go ahead and buy what I see?

    Or do I need to go to a specialist supplier to get stuff which won't come to an early end?
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    I've used motor factor stuff had it rot , now only use Gates Barricade branded hose.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gates-Bar...gAAOSwHXxe2SPc
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    Alternatively you can get Teflon lined fuel pipe which is resistant to modern day fuels.

    This is something I’ve recently been educated on through RnS

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    From my experience the main issue has been with the stainless braided fuel pipe - typically the fancy stuff you want to see in your 'dressed-up' engine compartment (like between Holly fuel bowls) - the first you know of a problem is when it seems to become porous and seep fuel all over ignition and exhaust.........older rubber and fabric covered tubing was probably degrading anyway - Ethanol content in fuel simply accelerates any issues.........
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    Hi Ian, I have been using this with no problems https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-RE...item66c59d63f3 I am impressed with your progress!

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    Thanks everyone for your advice, I went for the Ethanol proof stuff, worth paying the extra I reckon
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    If it doesn't carry the above marks should be at least marked as suitable for unleaded rather than just suitable for petrol.

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    Didn't use the race car during 2018, changed the rubber fuel lines and found they had little fissures in them from ethanol, got to the track and got stopped on the start line due to a drip, found the electric fuel pump leaking as ethanol had done the seals as well

    Apparently its worse when its been used then left drained with just the vapour

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    The braided stuff can hide a perished hose,
    At least with rubber hose you can keep a visual check on it.
    I’m planning some work on one of mine soon that requires a new fuel line that i’ll be choising wisely.

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