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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:14 pm 
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G'day

Just to prove a point to others that i work with i thought i would try a tank of this ethanol additive in my carby xf wagon. The timing has all ready been retarded to stop pinging with normal unleaded so i was a bit tentitive.

I filled up from about 1/4 of a tank. Drove the car out of the servo to home (bout 5mins) went inside had a drink and left for my girlfriends house. I got about 20m down the road and the car seamed like it was running on 5 cylinders. Drove it to my girlfriends and it got worse. I retarded the ignition even more and it helped but i still couldn't get it to run right. Putting it down to fuel i drained the whole tank and filled it up with premium to over come what was left of the ethanol. Drove it for about 5 mins and it started to get better. After 15mins it was back to running ok but had no balls so i put the ignition back where it was. Drove off all was back to normal.

So after 3 hours on tuesday night i came to the conclusion that ethanol is no good for my car atm. But as i will be converting to megasquirt soon i dont care, when i have this i'll be able to tune for it anyway.

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:25 pm 
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Pane wrote:
G'day

Just to prove a point to others that i work with i thought i would try a tank of this ethanol additive in my carby xf wagon. The timing has all ready been retarded to stop pinging with normal unleaded so i was a bit tentitive.

I filled up from about 1/4 of a tank. Drove the car out of the servo to home (bout 5mins) went inside had a drink and left for my girlfriends house. I got about 20m down the road and the car seamed like it was running on 5 cylinders. Drove it to my girlfriends and it got worse. I retarded the ignition even more and it helped but i still couldn't get it to run right. Putting it down to fuel i drained the whole tank and filled it up with premium to over come what was left of the ethanol. Drove it for about 5 mins and it started to get better. After 15mins it was back to running ok but had no balls so i put the ignition back where it was. Drove off all was back to normal.

So after 3 hours on tuesday night i came to the conclusion that ethanol is no good for my car atm. But as i will be converting to megasquirt soon i dont care, when i have this i'll be able to tune for it anyway.

Cheers


I read reports it's not that great for carby cars. I'am to chicken to try it in the high comp 73 Buick V8 mtr. But it seems to run fine in the AU Ford.

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:22 pm 
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ghiaman wrote:
I read reports it's not that great for carby cars. I'am to chicken to try it in the high comp 73 Buick V8 mtr. But it seems to run fine in the AU Ford.

ghiaman


The Rover V8 engine is an awsome engine and can swallow just about any fuel or timing advance you can throw at it... well, except diesel.

I wouldn't be at all scared to try it in a Rover V8 as they're so forgiving.
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