[DML] What effect- Ethanol?
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[DML] What effect- Ethanol?

What effect are we likely to see on our engines and fuel systems
as ethanol replaces MTBE in the fuel supply? 

I'm not asking if our engines can run on E85, just regular fuel with 
the ethanol additive that replaced the MTBE.

I've replaced my main fuel pump lines with Grady's orange non-
conductive hoses and the fuel distributor lines with Special T's 
stainless braided lines. I don't recall if the diaphram in the 
accumulator is rubber or metal so it may be vulnerable. What about 
other fuel components?

Will the fuel degrade (turn into varnish/gum) faster?
Should we be more concerned about water in the fuel since ethanol 
absorbs water more readily than MTBE?

Rich A.

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