The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 247
Alcohol Fuels and High Efficiency and Low Emissions from a Port-Injected Engine with Neat Alcohol Fuels.
PERIOD, this is the end of the story!!!!
October 3, 2015
Posted by ROBERT P:
Marc, Unlike you and The Auto Channel that keeps defending ethanol, I have
spent 31 years of my professional life working on automotive, marine, recreational, and power equipment. I have been a card-carrying member of the antique outboard association, and besides owning my own Marina I am a A.S.E.
certified master mechanic and have been for 27 years. I make thousands of
dollars a year repairing damage to boat engines and fuel systems caused directly by the corrosive and hygroscopic nature of this solvent. It degrades over
time destroys seals, steel fuel lines, steel fuel tanks, hoses, carburetor floats,
needle valves, metal screws inside the fuel system and metal sending units. It
also forms all kinds of solids when left inside carb fuel bowls for extended periods and becomes almost inflammable after a few years. IT ALSO IS NOT EFFICIENT AND CREATES LESS POWER.
I have burned fuel from 1975 out of a 25 ft sea ray salvage boat that was 100%
gasoline it provided more power and required nothing more than a little stabilizer. I used to be a GM dealership tech for over ten years and when the flex
fuel trucks first came out we had to recall them all due to the sending units
flaking rust in the first 6 months of operation so bad they would clog the fuel
system. Ethanol at this point has more minuses and if it were not for government
subsidies it would be unsustainable and drive up the cost of fuel.
Reply from MARC:
Robert, your comments provide a great example of how little some engine mechanics know about engines, even when they are so-called certified mechanics.
Basically, everything you wrote is wrong or a gross over-exaggeration. And your
experience as a dealership tech is rather meaningless because dealerships often have the worst mechanics.