[DML] Using Ethanol-blended fuel
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[DML] Using Ethanol-blended fuel

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the problem with using E-85 (or any  
highly Ethanol-based fuel blend) is that it will destroy the rubber  
bits in the DeLorean's fuel system.  If that is indeed the case and  
since more and more Ethanol in the fuels that we buy, what fuel  
system components in the DeLorean would need to be upgraded in order  
to make it Ethanol-proof or at least fairly resistant?

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking a minimum of: pump pickup tube,  
rubber hoses from the tank and accumulator to the rigid lines, the o- 
rings for the primary pressure regulator (and any other o-ring that  
comes into contact with fuel... cold start valve tube-to-intake o- 
ring, for example), and the fuel accumulator itself (if an Ethanol- 
resistant variety even exists).  What else?  Is the lining of the  
stock injector hoses safe?

And does any vendor sell a whole package of Ethanol-compatible fuel  
system bits?  I know that Rob Grady sells Viton-lined hoses for the  
tank which should do the trick; what about the other pieces?  Or are  
the new fuel parts that vendors are selling nowadays already  
compatible?  I'm particularly curious about this, because I'm re- 
working a fuel system and if there are upgrades that can be made to  
make a DeLorean handle Ethanol (at least better than it does in stock  
form), now is certainly the time to do it.

Thanks for any insight!


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