I’m sure it’s been asked but…. Ethanol yay or nay?

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Salami, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Salami

    Salami Karting

    Oct 31, 2020
    I’ve been feeding my 456 a steady diet of 92 clear but it’s very tempting to get 10%eth because that’s what’s on the menu at 99% of thhe stations here.
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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

    Dec 8, 2004
    South East
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    If you are sure it has been asked why not try looking ! There's nearly ten years of threads.........
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  4. Salami

    Salami Karting

    Oct 31, 2020
    I don’t like the search function because it doesn’t search only this subforum on my computer at least. But, thanks for taking time to derail the thread.
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  5. Qavion

    Qavion F1 Veteran
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    Feb 20, 2015
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    Ian Riddell
    If you use the search function when on the 456/560/575 forum main page, it will show hits from this forum first. Also, if you go to the advanced search page, you can choose which forum to search on. i.e. hit the More button.

    If there are no hits on this forum, then either the wrong search words have been used, too specific words have been used or there just aren’t any posts.

    Sometimes using Google works.
  6. Fennicus

    Fennicus Formula Junior

    Apr 10, 2015
    Helsinki, Finland
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    Pekka T.

    ours has been happy with both 95E10 and 98E5 which is what we have. Even Shell’s V-power has 5% ethanol over here. No real differences noticed except 98E5 gives about 3-5% better mileage. YMMV.

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  8. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 19, 2008
    Clarksville, Tennessee
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    Terry H Phillips
    Ethanol tends to eat old rubber parts, but I use it all the time with no problems. If you drive her all the time, less likely to cause problems.
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  9. Patrik550

    Patrik550 Karting
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    Nov 28, 2006
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    Perhaps you should ask your maintenance provider. But ethanol basically corrodes rubber parts (eg gaskets in your petrol pump). Ethanol also consume/burn faster than petrol. The increased use of Ethanol (E10) is used because of governmental quotas regarding more enviro friendly gas. Although, newer cars are equipped with stronger rubber parts and can withstand E10. Attached is the list of cars that can run on E10, unfortunately, Ferraris are not mentioned in the list. (In Swedish..)
  10. fridolin_pt

    fridolin_pt Karting

    Mar 25, 2008
    Germany NRW
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    This is like cancer. No immediate breakdown but you are facing problems, beginning with the seals in the tank.
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