Joined: 10 Jan 2006
Location: Tucson, Az.
|Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:04 pm Post subject: Ethanol/methanol. Myth or fact
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.
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