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Ethanol Gasoline Pros and Cons???Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 7:56 PM
I have had two vehicles in the past month go down. One was toast, the engine just gave out, but then four days later the other vehicle, went down also. The were both very well maintained Volvo 960's the same year each.
I had stopped and gotten gasoline at a major retailer, and started the first car,( red Volvo) went to pull out in traffic and it sounded like a diesel all of the sudden.
Darn, I had just gotten 30 worth of gas.
So we towed it home, drained the gasoline, used the good parts and sold it to the scrap yard.
The second car,( blue Volvo) the same year and model went out four days later with cutting out really bad while I was driving home from work.
We replaced the fuel filter, injector, coil pack and spark plugs to no avail..
So, we decieded we had to get to work.. so we bought a new vehicle.
When I bought the car, I asked: What about ethanol gasoline?
I began to think, maybe it was the Ethanol gas that made both of my Volvo's die. Two cars in two weeks and the same gasoline in both of them.
I have heard that ethanol runs hotter than other gasoline. What are your thoughts?
Have you had any car trouble since ethanol has been introduced to some petrols??
Mechanics: what are your feeling? I am really interested.
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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