This is important for anyone who has an Omex throttle body kit installed particularly if it includes Jenvey throttle bodies.
I fitted such a kit in 2014 and about 12 months later I had a short piece of fuel line tube slip off the injector fuel rail whilst I was driving. Petrol sprayed everywhere and the car cam to a stop. I was quick to turn off the ignition and fortunately nothing ignited.
The problem was quickly fixed and examination of photos taken when the throttle bodies were fitted seemed to show the tube clamps sufficiently tight so it was a bit of a mystery.
A little while later I was at Omex and mentioned this issue. Richard Wragg checked the tube and stated that it must have been from a bad batch as it was showing cracks in the tube. He replaced it and gave me a short length of spare tube. He assured me that the fuel line that they used was certified!
Today I went to take the Morgan for a run and as soon as I turned the ignition on the ventilation fan brought a lot of petrol fumes into the car even before I actuated the starter. I immediately turned off and checked the suspect tube only to find that it was dripping with petrol.
The tube in question is in the photo below and connects the small blue regulator to the injector fuel rail.
You can clearly see the cracks in the fuel line.
As a matter of urgency I would suggest that all owners of cars fitted with throttle bodies check any such tube and, even if it seems OK, have it preventative replaced as soon as possible.
I have the spare tube that I can use but will fit a better alternative as soon as I can find one. The original tube clearly can not stand the heat and pressure well enough. I stress that this does not apply to the Morgan fitted fuel lines but to the short connecting tube supplied by Omex.
If you own a Plus 4 or 4/4 fitted with Omex throttle body kit (possibly including the Plus 4 SS) or know anyone who has such a car please get it checked. The possible consequences of pressurised fuel spraying all over the engine bay does not bear thinking about!