The general opinion at the moment is that 5% would be OK, but this delivery may have much more. It is damaging the engine sensors and the cost to owners for breakdown recovery+repairs is over $1,000. The garages are running out of sensors, there are not enough left in the country to keep up with demand.poncho62 said:We have been adding ethanol over here for years.....What is the percentage?
For an O2 sensor that in the US would be USD30 to 100.mosstrooper said:The thing which strikes me is the cost difference in the Sensor replacement, although it is a common component, the cost varies according to the car maker, it ranges from around £150 to over £1,000 on a Merc.
I'm below the poverty line myself, the Butler is poor, the Servants are poor and only last week we had to let two of the Gardners go.Irelands child said:(Little wonder why my daughter and family are living just above the poverty level in the UK)
mosstrooper said:I'm below the poverty line myself, the Butler is poor, the Servants are poor and only last week we had to let two of the Gardners go.
It would almost be funny if they weren't working. I have often thought that some of the crap crowding modern engine bays was just useless.mosstrooper said:As usual, this has thrown up some unusual facts which are hard to explain. Ford and Japanese cars were not affected by the fuel. Does this mean that the Sensors in those cars are of a higher quality, or more likely, don't actually work at all?
Ethanol is pretty harmless in small quantities. Even an older car can be modified to run on E85. (We have it in Europe too. It's big in Sweden).bentwings said:Here in the states in the mid west especially we have E-85 which is 85 % ethanol 15% gas. The newer cars are made to run on this seamlessly with "standard" gas. It has very high octane rating and works well except that the mileage is not as good as regular gas so the $.50 cost savings is about a wash. It does no harm to the newer cars.