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Old 10-22-2009, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are Ethanol blended fuels ok?

Just wondering if there are any issues with the use of the Ethanol blended fuels that are becoming more common in the market? Is there a maximum Ethanol blend that should be considered "safe" for vehiclular consumption?
I am specifically interested whether it suitable for the M62TU engine, but feel free to discuss other power plants as well.
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Just wondering if there are any issues with the use of the Ethanol blended fuels that are becoming more common in the market? Is there a maximum Ethanol blend that should be considered "safe" for vehiclular consumption?
I am specifically interested whether it suitable for the M62TU engine, but feel free to discuss other power plants as well.
I think you'll be fine as long as it isn't a ridiculous amount of it; I've been running gas with up to 10 percent of it and if anything, I get better gas mileage with it. Haven't yet noticed any issues.
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Up to 10% should be fine.
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As has been said up to 10% should be fine, if she starts playing up etc, go back to your normal fuel..
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