Friend Thijs is not only an amiable person and a passionate entrepreneur. He is also a thoroughbred technician who is afraid of few things and who thinks very solution-oriented. Yet even at home he comes across things that surprise him. This is how he discovered why his perfect Simca Aronde suffered from fuel poverty. Over the years, his gas tank had developed kidney stones.
Gasoline is thin stuff. It sloshes. But what did Thijs find in the tank? Rock hard petrol pebbles. Gum and varnish are known precipitation products. They usually precipitate in layers. But in this case a kind of ring dike had been created around the fuel suction pipe.
We are here with people who are fairly handy mechanically. But chemically we are a kind of third world inhabitants.
Does anyone have any idea what happened in Thijs' tank? Comments are welcome!