[DML] Re: Non Ethanol Gas
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[DML] Re: Non Ethanol Gas



I am not speaking for the vendors but to my knowledge I don't think any are selling parts that are Ethanol-proof. That said, the rubber compounds being produced today are better than the original parts and will probably last better but over 10% E is pushing it. When (not if) this becomes a big enough problem the vendors will provide the necessary parts probably in a kit. They have to if they want to stay in business and keep the fleet running. It's self-preservation. Not only will you have to replace hoses, "O" rings, accumulator, seals, etc, you will have to retune the motor. You will also see your gas mileage go down but the motor will run cleaner and the parts will last longer.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Michael Conrad" <mike@...> wrote:
>
> Do any of the vendors sell ethanol-proof replacement parts?  Perhaps an  
> upgrade kit?
> 
> How well will our engines run on 15% E?
> 
> -Mike C.
> 
> On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 09:44:37 -0500, jtrealtywebspannet  
> <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> 
> > My Yukon is an "E-85" vehicle. I thought that meant I can use 15%  
> > Ethanol. WRONG! It means the thing will run on 85% E. And that doesn't  
> > count all of the other additives.  Around here in NJ we are up to 10%  
> > already. We can't feed the world but we can put the stuff into our gas  
> > tanks. As for Deloreans, they can probably take 15% but it will  
> > eventually damage the rubber parts in the fuel system like the diaphram  
> > in the accumulator, "O" ring seals, pick-up hose, fill pipe hose, etc. I  
> > really don't see what choice we would have, in many parts of the country  
> > there is no non-E available unless you go to the airport!
> > David Teitelbaum
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daveswingle2" <swingle_dmc@> wrote:
> >>
> >> Interesting, because I was reding in the paper that the Geniuses in  
> >> Charge of Such Things are now pushing to increase the ethanol content  
> >> to 15% to help the ethanol industry out.
> >>
> >
>




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