Illustration for article titled Why you change 45 year old rubber

I asked my mechanic to change all the fuel lines in my ‘74 Alfa. He left the odd sized one between the filter and the pump because both were filter and pump were new and he assumed the line was too. I clamped it off with a vice grips to check the pump and this is what happened. It’s why you change every rubber part that touches fuel in a 45 year old car.



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