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    Posted: 26 Jan 2015 at 5:23pm
Have just bought a MLS Fuel Purifier, as recently reviewed in YM.  Does anyone have any experience in fitting one of these?  Any hints/tips gratefully received!

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I have not seen one of these before, I imagine it could be useful if you regularly have problems with dirty diesel
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With the ever increasing use of bio-fuels in diesel, be sure you use suitable hoses. Quotes like this from one hose supplier suggest we should all be ripping out original install copper fuel lines.
"As well as nitrile: polypropylene, polyvinyl, and tygon materials are also vulnerable to problems when conveying biodiesel. Brass, Bronze, Copper, Lead, Tin, and Zinc may also accelerate the oxidation of diesel and biodiesel fuels, and create fuel insolubles (sediments) or gels and salts when reacted with some fuel components. All lead solders, zinc linings, copper pipes, brass regulators, and copper fittings of any type should be avoided. Recommended equipment should be of Stainless Steel. Carbon Steel, or aluminium."
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Paul, thanks for this interesting quote. I guess though that this manufacturer has a vested interest in everyone ripping out their copper pipework to replace with their hi-tech alternative!  The fuel purifier does come supplied with some impressive-looking flexible fuel hose complying with ISO 7840 A1, although not sure replacing the existing copper tubing is warranted.  Derek
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