Ghost in the machine (was Quickie TB cleaning)
submarinesammy at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 9 13:44:24 CST 2011
I wondered about ethanol myself and even set off to a marina that sold 100%
gasoline still. I did notice a slight bump in MPG but only tested 3 tanks full.
>Hmm.... good point about the 10% ethanol potentially being a source of the
>problem. Back before I sold my turbo SE-R in 2005, the last few months >it
>developed a random hot-start issue whereas it had run perfectly for years
>earlier. Cold start was no problem at all, but every once in a while trying to
>>start it hot required a lot of cranking. It would catch eventually after 10
>seconds or so of cranking. Was that around the time ethanol was starting to be
>>introduced heavily into gasoline? Maybe the 1990s fuel systems don't like
>ethanol quite as much.
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Larry Martin <bizznzman at yahoo.com> wrote:
Excellent thought although mine is a nearly daily driver and I replaced the
injectors (stock OEM) three years ago thinking the same thing. Still, it is
possible. I wonder, shouldn't 10% ethanol fuel keep some of this to a minimum?
Or could it conversely be part of the problem?
>--- On Wed, 3/9/11, Khiem Dinh <spdracerut at gmail.com> wrote:
>From: Khiem Dinh <spdracerut at gmail.com>
>>I haven't read all the messages... but with the cars sitting for so long, maybe
>>some type of leaky/stuck injector syndrome?
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