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nzjrs wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:51 pm
I've got a weekend car with a tuned zetec silvertop with Weber 45 carbs and the uncertainty on the other forums I frequent is how the newer fuel will affect the carb, jets and seals.
Does anyone have any intuitions on that here?
this link seems to work works in Explorer but not in Edge
what worries me for my almost shopping-only car is Phase Separation
if left by infrequent use of the car the ethanol will absorb water from the atmosphere
at some level maybe 2% this will cause PS (the alcohol/water falling to the bottom of the tank ie fuel pickup)
the car fuelling will thereafter be alternating between almost-gasoline and alcohol/water
PS seems to be a known problem ...
PS causes starting/running problems as the alcohol/water vapourisation is poor
I think alcohol doesn't absorb water after reaching the Azeotropic point (c. 95% ethanol 5% water) ?
a uni test showed that only BG Ethanol fuel system drier and ISO-HEET additives worked (contain IPA or methanol)
also anhydrous alcohol of course
we are told that the mandating of E10 will save three quarters of a million tons of CO2 annually
does this take proper account of the carbon costs eg of the imported sugar-cane ethanol ?
when it becomes wheat ethanol UK-sourced by Vivergo - is that ok because millions more cattle will get feed ?