Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 17:14:58 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: ethanol conversion query


"Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenospam.com> writes: >"hippo" <johnhnospamam.shoal.net.au> wrote in message >news:11de1aa0befe509cd356adb4cc67b2a0nospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com... >[snip] >> I've got an 81 900T 8V which has been running almost exclusively for the >> last three years on a 98 RON 10% ethanol blend in Aus. >[snip] >Thank you for the information, but 10% ethanol has been commonplace in many >parts of the US for about 25 years. We have probably had some small amount of ethanol in fuel here for years too as part of the 'cocktail', but the proper 10 percent ethanol fuel is very new, only being available here for not much more than a year or so since the federal government changed the legislation so that there are 'incentives' to make ethanol-based fuels available to consumers. Shell was the first to launch one - Optimax Extreme is what they call their 10 percent ethanol blend here. So most people have no experience with it here, and I think a lot of people are reluctant because of the potential problems with running older cars on it (not just Saab's). Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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