Ethanol? - NoPistons -Mazda Rx7 & Rx8 Rotary Forum

2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Ethanol?

Old 06-12-2006, 10:00 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 190
Default

I heard something about Ethanol blending getting pretty involved, but I THINK I read somewhere that Ethanol is a Rotary killer?
QuackDamnYou is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 05:54 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Greenwood AR
Posts: 831
Default

Use water and methanol.
fc3s4utnv is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 06:42 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,315
Default

ethanol is already in the gasoline you have been driving your car on for years...
BigTurbo74 is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 06:50 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 190
Default

yes, I know, but they're increasing the amount put in.



Bottom line: s'this bad?
QuackDamnYou is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 09:22 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: A2, MI
Posts: 453
Default

well, ethanol has a tendancy to eat up seals, rubber hoses, and other things that werent made to withstand large concentrations of it.



I dunno about any of the main seals in the rotary specifically tho
toplessFC3Sman is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 09:33 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada, Alberta
Posts: 76
Default

WEll ****.... ive been puttin ethanol blended gasoline for ages...



Its a turbo so i put premium with at least 10% ethanol quoted to be in the gas.... hope this **** aint bad.
Tomoya is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 10:11 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 190
Default

I wish I could remember where I read that Ethanol is bad for Rotaries. Obviously the information exists somewhere or else I wouldn't have gotten scared when I read it was going to be increased...
QuackDamnYou is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 10:27 PM
  #8  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Amityville, New York
Posts: 12,287
Default

just like extended life anti-freeze is bad also
Rob x-7 is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 11:07 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: A2, MI
Posts: 453
Default

10% ethanol is a pretty normal mix, and has been for a long time, it shouldnt give you trouble... i thought you were referring to some of the 85% mixes that have been coming out. Those blends require the special rubber and materials for the fuel system.
toplessFC3Sman is offline  
Old 06-14-2006, 12:25 AM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada, Alberta
Posts: 76
Default

okay, well then thats good to know.... heh scared me for a moment there.
Tomoya is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Ethanol?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.