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Old 09-14-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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Just a thought, Since oil prices have gone up and thanks to Chevron for find a new oil supply off the Gulf of Mexico, I wonder about the new fuel with ethenol. The new cars are being engineered to be able to run on Ethenol but do our 1990-2000 Bonnevilles be able to take these fuels and will it damage our ECU'* due to (at least on our 1993 SSEI Bonnevilles) having to run Premium fuel only. Also in mind, finding the right octane booster that won't ruin fuel injector seals is short of a task in doing so. I have been researching many different types of Octane boosters on the market. I believe Lucas oil corporation has come up with a great product in battling these fuel crisis.

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I would suggest using the search feature.

this topic has been discussed many times in a good bit of detail
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LOL at that forum and great I did search for ethenol fuels in the forum and came up with with some great analysis but I guess I'm still stuck with running this stuff due to all or most gas stations are using it. Sad to say huh!


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Stuck with running ethanol? That would offend some people... like my farming father.

It'* a renewable resource. I'd run E100 if I could.
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You can't buy fuel in the NE w/o it stating up to 10% Ethanol.

My car doesn't run well on it. It freaking RIPS on it
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There'* nothing wrong with running a standard 10%-15% Ethanol blend in your Bonneville, but anything more than that could be trouble. Do not use E85 (85% Ethanol) in your tank, because your injectors, FPR, and PCM are not set up to fuel the motor correctly. You would be running lean, and other damages could result. Nobody is sure if E85 would be corrosive in our fuel systems, though it really doesn't matter because the car would most likely run horribly, if at all, on the stuff.
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LOL at that forum and great I did search for ethenol fuels
If you searched for "ethenol" you would not have gotten as many (if any hits) due to spelling. It'* spelled: ethanol. I have run 10% ethanol fuels (including premium in a Series I SSEi and a Series II SSEi) for more than ten years here in Iowa and have no complaints except I get a mile or two more per gallon with regular unleaded.
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uhmm it seems I get better mileage with premium in other cars I have used and burn more with regular. But on my SSEI I can only run Premium Unleaded and nothing more due to the fact of the ECU. Also thanks for the spell check. Lets just hope that fuel goes back to where it was an not have to run Ethanol or at least some short of additive that will help out our cars that werent designed for Ethanol.

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LOL at that forum and great I did search for ethenol fuels
If you searched for "ethenol" you would not have gotten as many (if any hits) due to spelling. It'* spelled: ethanol. I have run 10% ethanol fuels (including premium in a Series I SSEi and a Series II SSEi) for more than ten years here in Iowa and have no complaints except I get a mile or two more per gallon with regular unleaded.
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