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1Back to top Go down    Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:04 am

DaleRT

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Hi,
   While I had the fuel tank off, I noticed the electrical wires, particularly the Brown wire, 
has several cracks in the outer sheath exposing the wire when flexed.
   If I was to replace it, Is automotive electrical wiring suitable for ‘in tank’ application ?

      Cheers   Dale

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:14 am

indian036

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No problem with that, but tinned marine wire is even better. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:09 am

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4Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:41 am

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we use that stuff in our power supplies rob ...very good for thermal properties and tight spaces
but not sure if its petrol resistant
but certainly better than many of the "standard" pvc types of insulation ...em in a long term situation
i guess we have to be thankful  that not a lot of movement occurs after the wiring is installed ...till we need to change the fuel filters - pump


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:03 am

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I researched gasoline-resistant insulation when I was selecting the product. Some people recommended PVC and others PTFE (Teflon). Teflon insulation has many desirable electrical and mechanical properties, and specifically superior resistance to chemicals when compared to PVC. I believe that this wire product should have a longer service life immersed in gasoline as compared to PVC coated wire; I will probably not live long enough to find out empirically so I'll just hedge my bets and use it. Smile


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel tank Electrical on Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:12 am

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