Angrydicky Posted February 28 Share Posted February 28 2 hours ago, Zelandeth said: I was after fuel hose. The last one I tried was the best...they flat out denied that ethanol proof fuel line even existed anywhere on the market. I was after Gates Barricade line - and they are a Gates stockist. Excuse me while I go find a wall to bash my head against. I have now given in and just ordered it from an online supplier (or rather the website of a brick and mortar outlet on the opposite side of the country) as I've now wasted nearly a week and have visited eight or nine actual outlets, none of whom could supply suitable line. Including a fluid transfer specialist in addition to the actual motor factors. What they gave me it turned out wasn't ethanol safe. The other one which made me laugh was the place who handed me a roll of R6 rated (so not ethanol safe) line in a Pearl retail pack...complete with work drive hose clips already on the hose, not even proper fuel line clamps. Then proceeded to proclaim that it was good quality stuff and he uses it on his own car. If Pearl stuff has got to the point of being considered good quality I think we should just all give up and run for the hills. For something that is so safety critical, the fact it's so bloody difficult to get hold of the right stuff is absolutely baffling. It's not surprising we keep seeing pictures of classic cars having gone up in flames and being told to check our fuel lines...yeah, fine and good, but if you can't get the right bloody line checking them ain't going to do much good. I don’t know why you mess around. Next day, or 2-3 day carriage is available on most stuff nowadays. I would have tried one or two local motor factors if I needed it same day, otherwise it’s ordered from the internet. Growing up in Southend where I had three or four excellent old-fashioned motor factors packed with old stock parts, tools, paints, consumables and so on, Lincolnshire is pretty barren for the motor factors. There’s three in Boston that I’ve found. One has a shop behind the counter but you can’t actually go and browse in it, you have to tell them what you want and they will fetch it for you. The other two have a counter and shelves with their stock in a sort of warehouse behind which again, you’re not allowed to go into. One of which was ECP, and they were by far the most helpful. I’d love to find a traditional motor factor with a decent shop I can browse within a 20 or so mile radius of home. Best I’ve found so far is Spilsby but they still have the majority of stuff out the back and not much in the shop itself! chadders and horriblemercedes 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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