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

One of the problems I've heard regarding gasoline today is the quality is 
not always up to par in the rush to get the product out the door. Sometimes 
there is too much sulfur in the fuel and that leaves deposits that are 
contaminating fuel level senders on many cars. We live in world that has an 
expanding population with consequently more vehicles but also with an 
expanding awarness of environmental issues. That has resulted in , among 
other things,  more need for fuel without any expansion of refinnig 
capabilities. It's going to get interesting in the coming years and there 
will be some real challenges for those of us playing with older cars.

Bruce Benson

> 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?
> Thanks,
> Rich A.
> #5335

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