[DML] Re: New Gas Blends and older cars
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[DML] Re: New Gas Blends and older cars

Since the Delorean is fuel injected the new blends are not as big a
problem as it can be for carbureated cars (the new stuff will vapor
lock much easier). The two major problems we might see is if your fuel
system is full of junk it can all break loose at once and cause havoc.
The other problem is this new stuff does not store well. If the car is
not to be used for an extended period of time the fuel should be
removed from the tank. A Delorean can probably live on 15% Ethanol and
not complain. Much more than that and the "O" rings and seals will
probably swell.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "patmolamphy" <patmolamphy@...> wrote:
> Just wanted to post some information regarding the new gas blends.  I'm 
> in the gas business, and have seen many older cars having significant 
> problems with the new blends of fuel.
> Many distributors in the south are now selling gasoline with a 10% 
> splash of ethanol.  The sludge buildup in the gas tanks of most old 
> cars gets eaten up by the ethanol, and jams up fuel filters and creates 
> major havoc in the fuel system.
> The problem in North Carolina is that the Dept of Agriculture is not 
> making retailers disclose that the product may contain up to 10% 
> ethanol, and a consumer that may want 100% petroleum may get hosed, 
> literally.
> Just thought everyone ought to pay attention to their fuels.
> Pat 
> 5252 aka Louie's old car


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