[ROVERNET - UK] More on Fuel

James Dean jaguru at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 22 05:20:33 BST 2005

The American corn belt, Iowa, Nebraska, etc, promotes the use of ethanol in 
gas. I think the University of Nebraska  has published extensive data; 
someone might want to follow up on that. Brazil uses alcohol. I had a 
customer , who bought Jaguar parts,who said it ate the floatbowls of his 
Stromberg 175carbs, on a Jaguar. I don't know personally, but if anyone is 
from Brasil, they might comment.James Dean, Ft.Lauderdale.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Wilkins" <raywilk at yahoo.com>
To: "RoverNet Mailing List" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:44 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] More on Fuel

> Dear Rovernetters,
> I have just heard that the Australian Government has
> opened up the possibility of using (more?) ethanol in
> petrol. There was a bit of a 'hoo ha' (is that spelt
> correctly?) here about the use of more than the
> prescribed amount of ethanol in petrol (I think the
> limit is 10%) and the risk of damage to engines. Now
> most petrol (gas) pumps (bowsers) have a sign stating
> that there is no ethanol in the petrol they sell. I
> would be interested to hear other points of view as to
> whether ethanol is good, bad or just doesn't matter.
> Do other countries have ethanol in their fuel and if
> so how much?
> This leads me on to my car, a 1976 P6B which I
> currently run on Shell Optimax (98 octane) plus a lead
> additive. If ethanol is introduced in significant
> amounts to our fuel, what effect is it likely to have
> on an older engine? Again, I would love to get some
> other points of view.
> Regards,
> Ray Wilkins
> Melbourne Australia
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