Petrol Fire in the S4!
On examination it was found to consist of a two layer rubber hose, without re enforcement. This is highly unsatisfactory and downright
dangerous. I do have the engineering experience to make this statement.
It is vital that all owners replace this hose immediately. If you can't afford it, leave your lovely shark in the garage till you can.
Running a non re-enforced hose with a 70 psi flammable product is foolhardy in the extreme. Especially now that these hoses are 10+
years old and getting brittle.
You can't breath a sigh of relief if you find you don't have this model or this hose. It seems this type of hose may have been used on
other models so have a very critical look. If you find a fine parallel ribbed outer surface type rubber hose in petrol service, check
if you can read the ID on the hose or the end ferrule. If for example it is the same, out it goes .. urgently .. no stuffing around ..
just get rid of it!
It is also a suggestion to replace any petrol pressure hose with a racing spec unit. For these heritage cars they deserve your best care.
Act now .. call me if you need discussion
Cheers, Bruce Wilson '90 S4 (still, thank goodness).