Matronics Email Lists Forum Index Matronics Email Lists
BBS Forum Interface to the Matronics Email Lists
 
 Get Email Distribution Too!Get Email Distribution Too!    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Ethanol/methanol. Myth or fact

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> RotaxEngines-List
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Roger Lee



Joined: 10 Jan 2006
Posts: 1461
Location: Tucson, Az.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Ethanol/methanol. Myth or fact Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Myth

Just spent the last few days at a Rotax repairman course. Bottom line for the ethanol/methanol is don't worry about it. It might rob a little power, but will not hurt a Rotax engine. Not all engines can say that, but Rotax can. The factory did test up to 5% because of places around the world that use it and that is why you see it printed in their manual, but just didn't test more. They can not test all variables from users from around the world. There are some places in the world that add up to 15-20%. There is nothing in the Rotax engine that comes in contact with fuel that this will bother. This comes fro Eric Tucker from the Rotax/Kodiak. He is the go to man for all engine issues of any kind including accident investigation, trouble shooting, maint. instruction and tech support. He has seen it all, more or less.

He is also the one that says put the capacitor in and save yourself some headaches.


- The Matronics RotaxEngines-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?RotaxEngines-List

_________________
Roger Lee
Tucson, Az.
Rotax Instructor & Rotax IRC
Light Sport Repairman
Home 520-574-1080 TRY HOME FIRST
Cell 520-349-7056
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> RotaxEngines-List All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group