Joined: Feb 2010
My Dad has had many problems since the ethanol was introduced. He has quite a collection of cars and most have had the fuel system modified after failures due to the ethanol. Here is a partial list from memory:
1988 Corvette -- Injectors started leaking, replaced with ethanol compatible
1952 Ford Sedan Delivery -- Fuel pump & carb failure
1962 Triumph Italia, 1967 Triumph TR4A -- fuel pump, rubber line
When I did my EFI swap, I used braided line for the fuel system which I bought from Summit Racing. That line lasted a month before I got leaks at the fittings. I removed one of the fittings to determine if I had just messed it up, and was surprised to see the inner rubber hose was delaminating and was partially collapsed. When I touched the rubber, it crumbled in my hands. To Summit's credit, they took the line back and gave me a refund which I applied to some Aeroquip line which has had no problems.
1965 Poppy Red Mustang Convertible: with stock 95 GT 5.0 EFI engine and various other modern upgrades
2014 Mustang GT: unmodified at this point
Last edited by MustangBradley; 05-30-2011 at 09:29 PM.