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 Post subject: Ethanol.
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:13 am 
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Any one got any thoughts or experience on using 10% ethanol (or other) mixes? My BA-XR6T seems to run on it with no trouble but could there be any long-term damage? I hear that Ford does not recommend using ethanol mixes in the older Focus, for example, because of possible fuel-line or pump damage :cry: . Any ideas worth sharing :?:
 Post subject: Re: Ethanol.
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:19 am 
Getting Side Ways
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hey mate

Search is your friend, there are a couple of fuel threads going on

Here is a one thats got a bit of info in it - ecu-fuel-system-eec-f21/standard-unleaded-vs-premium-unleaded-t93589.html?hilit=98 vs

As for E10 and a turbo, i dont think its recommended at all. I used to run e10 in my na bf but i have made the switch to 98, the wallet is hurting more but the car is responding much better and my range measurement is alot more accurate



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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol.
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:54 am 
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iirc u need cars made after X time for it to be compatible with e10/e 85 etc

alos a new tune would be in order to run on the fuel

as u need more ethanol to make the same power




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