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Does converting an older motor to ethanol have significant risk or damage?

There's really no issue inside of the engine which should preclude you from switching from a regular petrol (gasoline) type fuel to ethanol. The reason for this is, ethanol doesn't affect the metal ...
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Does converting an older motor to ethanol have significant risk or damage?

Aside from what Paulster2 mentions, there's an issue that ethanol fuel has about 33% less energy density (by volume) than gasoline. As a result, the injectors need to inject up to 50% more fuel. ...
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Is Stabil ethanol treatment a suitable alternative to ethanol-free gas?

I cannot answer as to the "effects" if you're talking about preventing corrosion due to the ethanol, but I can answer as to a performance aspect. Ethanol-blended fuel exacerbates vapor lock and fuel ...
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E10 petrol safety

E10 gasoline (or Petrol) is a common term for gasoline which has approximately 10% ethanol mixed in as an oxygenating agent. Most vehicles can use this as fuel without issue, especially newer vehicles....
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Can I safely use E10 95 octane unleaded in motorbikes?

Ultimately it depends on upon the motorcycle. Here's a couple of things to consider though: Ethanol requires a lower air / fuel ratio to burn, as stated on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Ethanol or non-Ethanol?

small engines don't need the extra octane and the extra octane won't produce any higher efficiency. However, non-ethanol gas doesn't attract water link ethanol gas, so it doesn't corrode the inside of ...
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Is it feasible to remove ethanol from gas using water?

I would suggest you could get this to work, however, it may be a lot more trouble than what it's worth. Please note: I'm not a chemist (nor did I sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night). Please ...
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Is Stabil ethanol treatment a suitable alternative to ethanol-free gas?

As I understand it, Stabil simply coats the fuel system to protect against ethanol damage over time. Ethanol free gas eliminates the most damaging element of fuel and is thus the ideal solution. I put ...
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Does converting an older motor to ethanol have significant risk or damage?

It is a good thing to ask other owners of similar cars for their experience. But generally, with a few exceptions it should not be a problem. The things to look for first are all kinds of rubber and ...
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Can the mileage received from ethanol and gasoline be equalized?

YES, and I have the formula! 1 ethanoliter = 1.54 standard liters Petrol will continue to be sold in standard liters, but ethanol will be sold in a new unit of volume called the ethanoliter, which ...
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Ethanol or non-Ethanol?

Consider this: What costs $2.50 per gallon of E10 costs $2.50 / 0.9 = $2.7778 per gallon of actual gasoline in it. So, if you're wondering if the smaller energy content of ethanol is an issue, don't!...
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E10 petrol safety

Most probably your car is compatible. But you should check it to be sure. Here is a web site dedicated for this purpose http://www.e10bensiini.fi/en You can also check this information from your car ...
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Can I fill my gas tank with E30 without any problems?

If your car is designated as a "flex-fuel" vehicle, it will be just fine. However, if it wasn't, don't run anything greater than E10 fuel (10% ethanol). E30 is 30% ethanol by volume, which will ...
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