[Homestead] Ethanol / Biofuel
lurine at com-pair.net
Sun Mar 8 00:59:03 EST 2009
I wouldn't worry about the corrosion. That is a long term use problem. I'd
worry more about the injectors, assuming that the vehicles are fuel
The water in the ethenol could probably be addressed by adding one can of
water remover for gas engines to each tank of gas right from the get go.
The problem is, at least with carburetors (I refuse to have fuel injected
and computerized junk in my vehicles <g>) is that the jets are need to be
bigger. I would image you would run into the same problems, some what with
the size of the injectors. With the E10, there isn't enough ethanol to make
much of a difference, or at least not enough for the average driver to
Also, the ethanol doesn't atomize as well as fossil fuel, which is why you
really need the changes for it to work well in a non-flex fuel vehicle.
Plus, it is a bit of a problem in the winter.
I know in carbs, you can have a summer carb and a winter carb and switch
them out and use the E85 in the summer and go back to fossil fuel in the
winter. Of course, that doesn't help you a bit when you have fuel
I also wouldn't want to add too much ethanol because the more ethanol you
add, the poorer fuel performance you get in your vehicle. At least from the
corn stuff. You're talking upwards to 30% less MPGs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> But without a convertor, limited use time, how much do you think?
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