Re: [DML] Ethanol in Gasoline
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Re: [DML] Ethanol in Gasoline



Alcohol is very rough on rubber components-it's a powerful solvent. 
Modern cars have alcohol-proof or -compatible bits in them to allow the 
use of fuels that contain up to 15% ethonol.  Older cars are not as 
flexible.  I advise against the use of gasohol or E15 or any fuel that 
uses a substantial mixture of alcohol.

Back in the early 90s, when gasohol came out, one of our customer's used 
it because a discount filling station was near his home.  He brought his 
car in for fuel related problems and complained that the pump boot we 
sold him wasn't the right size.  He produced a boot that was about 20% 
larger than stock.  We finally figured out that his fuel had caused it. 
  We installed a new boot along with instructions to use standard fuel. 
  The swollen boot stayed on the counter for a few weeks while we 
watched it shrink.  It never did get back to the right size.

Warren at DMC


Rick Heile wrote:
> Hi,
> Since I have been using my D I have only put the best quality gasoline 
> into her. Now in our area Mobil has started adding 10% ethanol to all 
> of their grades of gas. Does anyone have any infomation on how the POV 
> will accept this change on fuel. Do I need to use additives? I want to 
> make sure I don't cause any issues.
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