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creightonious



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:49 am    Post subject: Fuel tank issues Reply with quote

As the posesser of a very old tank I have been following this with interest.
The embrittlement problems seem to be yet another consequence of the addition of alcohol to motor fuels. The alcohol leaches out the plasticisers and over time the inflexible plastic cracks along stress lines.
I go to great lengths to totally avoid alcohol containing fuels. 100LL is nearly always available and with the use of lead scavenging additives avoids the most serious consequences of leaded fuel use. This is preferable to the leaching effects of alcohols.
I am fortunate to spend the summer in Nova Scotia, Canada where high test road fuel is alcohol free.

Avoid alcohol. Tank damage is not the only negative consequence.

Creighton Smith A 009 (a really old fuel tank) Fingers crossed

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1. 12:08 AM - Re: Roland Schmit Europa. Fuel Tank Debacle. (clivesutton)



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Subject: Re: Roland Schmit Europa. Fuel Tank Debacle.
From: "clivesutton" <clive.maf(at)googlemail.com>


A very illuminating post Dave - thanks


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