Crossflow - Smell of Petrol

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Roger King
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That's not a huge pressure, but it would be better down between 2psi and 3psi. The first thing is to get the pressure checked so that you know for certain what you have, and ideally fit a regulator if it's too high. However you are not into the ridiculously high zone if the stated pressure is correct, so it may not be causing any issues.

OldAndrewE
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Thanks Roger,  when the car is back together I will do that

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

barry watts
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Just been reading on piston heads an article about the Minder  capri going up in flames. The comments are suggesting that the current specification of petrol is melting the fuel hoses. Any advice on this, regarding what should be used would be gratefully received. 

P's any youngsters will have to Google Minder/Dennis Waterman. 

Baz.

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SAE J30 R9 .... in 8mm bore on K-series
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This is where I buy mine .... see also the hose clips further down the page https://www.advancedfluidsolutions.co.uk/76mm-id-516-saej30r9-nitrile-rubber-fuel-injection-hose-sae-r9-628-p.asp

elie boone
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Often it's the needle valve of the carburetor closest to the fuel pump that let go first.