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I'm been in the fuel systems manufacturing business for 20 years. I started working on manufacturing processess for fuel system components for Flex Fuel back in 1990. A lot of stuff had to be changed to get fuel systems to resist the corrosive effects of E 85.
E 85 will destroy the fuel systems of old cars. For example, if the fuel tank is coated with Terne (80% lead, 20% tin, no longer used due to environmental concerns) E 85 will strip it from the steel and deposit it in the fuel filter. E 85 also destroys the old rubber and plastic formulations used in cars not built to handle it. That's one of the reasons why the auto manufacturers have "Flex Fuel" cars designated in their line-ups. There are engine calibration issues with running E 85 that a normal car won't be equipped to handle.
Goran, what all did you change in your car?
Paul B.
'91 964 3.3 Turbo
Port matched, SC cams, K27/K29 turbo, Roush Performance custom headers w/Tial MV-S dual wastegates, Rarlyl8 muffler, LWFW, GT2 clutch & PP, BL wur, factory RS shifter, RS mounts, FVD timing mod, Big Reds, H&R Coilovers, ESB spring plates- 210 lb
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