Perhaps on older cars it could cause damage, I don't know about that.
But modern autos are rated for 10% ethanol.
My '70 B has been happily running on it for 5+ years. When they
switched us over to it in metro Denver in the '80's there was a lot of
concern, but from what I recall it was pretty much a non-issue when it
(I remember hearing a lot of people echoing what you are saying, but
never saw any issues really occur.)
I think it is mostly FUD now after having used it for as long as I have
driven. We didn't have a choice here. It was the law.
Maffei Andrew P SSgt 27 LG/LGQPT wrote:
> Yes, they do that in some places down here in N.M. as well, but by law they
> have to put on the pump that the fuel contains ethyl alcohol (usually in
> really small letters) I try to avoid it in any of my vehicles. I am lead to
> understand that this kind of fuel will burn very hot and eventually damage
> the valves.
> Even putting cooler running plugs in dose not help. Also this kind of fuel
> can be detrimental to fuel injected systems.
> Andy 66B
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