Re: [DML] Re: Non-ethanol fuel
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Re: [DML] Re: Non-ethanol fuel

Well, I Think I should comment on this issue.  I own a DMC-12 Don't drive it as much as I should.  I bought her in 2009, a Few days after my wife's death.  I named the car  Barbara after her.  We were once taking a drive in the country as we often did.  One day I asked her what would be your favorite car to own.  She said a Jaguar XKE.  Exactly what I would love to own. we were always on the same page.  I then asked her what the second car she would like to own, she then said a Deloren.  Once again on the same page.  I must inform you I have never talked about these vehicles to her before.  A true soul mate!  We could be in a crowded room and look across the floor and our eyes always met.  We also knew when we needed to blow that Popsicle stand.  We were extremely close, she helped me stuff a 200 CI and 3 speed in my Ranchero (while on chemo).  She was a fighter and a lover of life. I was not looking for a delorean when she died.  I went to a fellow in Waco to buy some doors for my Ranchero.  It was then he showed me the Delorean.  I thought for a few days and a purchase was at hand.  I love this car, I am very mechanical and electronically endowed by the grace of GOD.

  So The saga continues.  The ethyenol in my opinion is a way to help the gas industry to put move water in the gasoline, as it mixes with water to enhance the burning process.  I have purchased fuel from reputable dealers in the past for my Rancheros (aspirated carb) and have noticed a significant amount of water in my carb and tank.  

This to me is unacceptable.  They can get away with it on fuel injection models as the fuel to air mix will be compensated for due to the comp.  The ethanol helps.  One of my major concerns is the to make a gallon of ethanol in regard to a gallon of gas is a 20 percent savings.  It takes roughly 80 percent of fuel to create ethanol during the cracking process.  SCAM!!  Flavor of the month.  Also ethanol does not lubricate the walls of the cylinder or the in take and exhaust manifolds.  I use marvel mystery oil in my tank and thus reducing the effects of the ethanol.  Conceder using a hand cleaner so commonly found in the doctors office or around town.  Is you hand lubricated or dry!  ( not asking about the ones with aloe, etc.)  Alcohol is a dry solvent.  Excellent to clean parts, not for the standard internal combustion engine>  IMHO!!  YMMV!!

Jon (from Bastrop Texas)

Original Message ----- 
  From: jtrealtywebspannet 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:31 PM
  Subject: [DML] Re: Non-ethanol fuel

  This topic comes up in other car forums and car clubs too. This is a big problem for all older cars. The government is not worried about old cars except to the extent that they want them off the roads. Just look at the intent of the "Clunker" bill! As time goes on the fuel we will be able to get will get a lot worse as far as the older cars are concerned. The vendors will have to find parts that will be able to survive in service with the cr-p we will have to use. In the meantime the best advice is to use up what is in the tank and NEVER store the car for more than 6 months (even that is stretching it) with fuel in it. Now that the government is in the car business they will pass laws to make sure you get rid of your old car and buy a new one! Used to be the only ones running methanol or ethanol were the "fuelies" and "funny cars". Now we all will. Instead of making food out of it, we will be burning it up in our cars! Don't forget the zinc they are taking out of the oil. Expect increased cam and lifter wear.
  David Teitelbaum

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