Going to fill up the tank now Ed-Doba?
That's a good question because now that I've fixed that bad plug/vacuum port, the car seems to have come to life. I had one stall stopping at a red light on my way home tonight. Started right back up. No other issues at the ten other lights I stop at on my 20 minute drive home. Pulled into the driveway at home and she idled fine in park for a few minutes until I shut her off.Going to fill up the tank now Ed-Doba?
Haven't really seen any since I've had it running right. I did see a bunch of white smoke the other day, while I was playing with the carb and having issues.Was wondering how long that was going to take. What color smoke??
Yessir!Have you changed out the plugs and wires yet?
I know. I was specifically talking about ethanol, and he had a flashback or something and started telling me about how they changed things to accept the loss of lead etc.The valve discussion was geared towards Unleaded Fuel. The manufacturers changed the material of the valve seats to compensate for the loss of Lead in the fuel. Ethanol and Ethanol Free are both considered unleaded fuels.
Well, I decided to start using ethanol free today. Turns out there's actually two pumps; one, for "off road/marine use", (which has a higher octane rating I'm guessing) and the other for road vehicles at 89 octane.I use ethanol-free gasoline in all my vehicles and lawnmowers - have been for probably 8 or 9 years now.
Its a lot easier on the rubber and plastic parts in the fuel system, plus has more energy content. I pay more, and there's not an ethanol-free station on every corner, but I figure over the years it could make the difference in fuel system maintenance/problems. Ethanol is cheaper to the consumer only because it is tax-payer subsidized.
I find that fuel hoses on my lawnmowers definitely last a lot longer with ethanol-free fuel.
You may already know about this site where you select your state and look up your city for locations of ethanol-free gasoline: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
My wife and I know the local ones, and that's where we fill up. When we travel, we generally get the regular fuels, unless I'm traveling by myself and have the time to find a station on that web site on my iPhone and maybe drive a couple of miles out of the way. YMMV - LITERALLY!! Heh heh!
Ethanol tears up older cars fuel system system components as Bill will probably verify. It doesn't happen overnight and it might be years. Benefits are more energy per gallon as Bill indicated plus the lack of corrosive Ethanol. After that it's all about the Benjamins. What's the cost difference per gallon?I know. I was specifically talking about ethanol, and he had a flashback or something and started telling me about how they changed things to accept the loss of lead etc.
He basically couldn't answer me about how the car "handles" ethanol. And of course it's all unleaded Ron.