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Originally Posted by lucittm View Post
I think anytime the fuel formulation is changed significantly, the additives or blends will either tend to act like solvent and break loose deposits or act like a combinant and solidify particles that were previously dissolved.
It can be worse than that.
Ethanol fuels will attack rubbers and mild steel, causing corrosion which finds it's way to the fuel filter. When the fuel filter is clogged with corrosion products, the car quits running.
The only cars I'd put Ethanol fuels in would be "Flex Fuel" vehicles which are engineered to run Ethanol.
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