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Nice work!!!Is that adjustable to allow for future expansion?
There was a recall on my 2010 Café Classic and I only ran non ethanol and it never expanded when I sold it in 2018.
Yes, the sliding nut came off an Alfa Romeo The bike is a 2010 so I would hope that after 11 years of running E10 gas that most, if not all the expansion is done by now. Still, wouldn't want to find out the hard way!
Interesting. Mine's also a 2010. What were the details on the recall? With only 5 or 6 pumps of non-E in the entire Portland area, it would have been very impractical for me to keep the bike on that diet for that long. Especially not the way I've been using it for the last 4 years (commuting / travel, etc)
Piaggio has issued a recall on certain 2009-2011 V7 Classic and Café models to replace the canister valve to lower the vapor pressureinside the fuel tank and allow for proper venting. The attempt I believe is to keep the tanks from swelling. This applies ONLY to V7 Classic and Cafe models.Hopefully this is a fix and will apply to all other machines with similar problems. If you don't want to wait to see if the recalls will apply to other machines at a later date and just try the part, you an order from any Guzzi Dealer. Order #860138 for a cost of $24.40.If you have one of the affected machines cantact your local dealer for the repairs.
Pure gas station 1/2 mile from the house. Out in the country we like to run pure gas in all our equipment so the local station meets the demand for pure gas in all 3 grades. Here is information on the recall I found on another forum.If you have a dealer to call, you can check with your VIN to see if it has been done.
Great solution for the expanded tank. I agree running E free fuel is very impractical especially if you commute or travel. When I need fuel I need fuel. I'm not planning my day or trip around E free fuel pumps. In our area there is one station about 5 mile away with E free 89 or 91 octane and its prohibitively expensive and the turnover is about 1/100th of the lower cost E-10. Given the choice of paying a prohibitively high amount for old stale E free fuel at the one station in the area that carriers it or paying a much lower cost for much fresher E-10 avalaible at every gas station on earth. The choice is easy for me.
With metal fuel tanks I keep the tank full of fuel after every ride. With plastic tanks, it sounds like draining them after each ride would be the optimum way to keep swelling from happening. Typo116 do you have any issue with the paint cracking along the lower part of the tank due to the swelling?To Perazzimx14, If I am on a trip and know I am going to burn the full tank I will put E10 in the tank. I try and plan to be close to empty when I get home, and top off with pure gas before putting the bike away. I do this with all of my bikes.
Wasn't there a program going on back when to replace the plastic tank with a metal tank on some bikes?John Henry
With metal fuel tanks I keep the tank full of fuel after every ride. With plastic tanks, it sounds like draining them after each ride would be the optimum way to keep swelling from happening. Typo116 do you have any issue with the paint cracking along the lower part of the tank due to the swelling?
Draining the tank would be a bit of work. Especially for FI bikes.I do the same. On a fairly long ride where most of the gas will be used, ethanol or not is unimportant. The swelling of the tank is a chronic problem. It won't happen quickly, and brief periods of ethanol fuel should have minimum effect.There are some specific ethanol fuel additives whose names escape me at the moment, that might help with the swelling problem, but I suspect the testing to ensure positive results would take many months. I would be very wary of anyone who claimed they could prove additives will prevent tank swelling.https://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/best-ethanol-fuel-treatments/One of the local Stihl sales/repair shop owner swears the problem is not ethanol, but some of the other gasoline additives that are unique to some regions of the US. I've notice that sometimes my stomach swells also, seems to greatly depend upon what I put in it.
For clearing fuel cells of their contents a $3 kerosene pump works a treat.
Is that shaft flexible? I'm a little concerned about sticking that down my throat......Not sure if I can get past the gag reflex.....
I can only lead the horse to water. I can't make him suck.
I have the same problem on my Aprilia with the nylon tank.You know it's the water that the ethanol absorbs that causes the tank to swell don't you?When not in use leave the tank as empty as you can.
The whole orchestration with the fuel type, special additives, tank draining sounds exhausting and impractical. I use my bikes like most people use their cars. Everyday transportation. (and I own a truck for when I need one)The concept of treating a 2010 Guzzi like a 1939 Packard makes no sense to me. But then again, re-engineering a mounting bracket instead of selling my V7 for a new Honda probably won't make sense to a lot of people either...
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