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    Posted: 27-April-2018 at 11:35AM
I wasn't sure where to post this topic but figured it would be safe in the basement.

I currently drive a flex fuel pickup and don't worry about methanol added to the pump gas.

I will be concerned once I have a car in the driveway. Anyone have suggestions as to finding ways to keep the stuff from eating the rubber parts?

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replace the old school rubber with modern PTFE type


many rubber components are not available in PTFE so it might be a good idea to stock up


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Thanks. I have work to do in a couple of weeks with any luck, I'm hoping it is already done. I will look for a Holley to rebuild then replace the motorcraft when the hoses get done.

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http://www.goldeagle.com/product/sta-bil-360-performance/

I use 1oz for every 5 gallons; all year long. Not just as a stabilizer.
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Does all the fuel in your area have ethanol in it?  I know in my location, just regular has 10% but lots of stations have no ethanol in their premium fuel (like Shell).  So, I have been running ethonal free in my Torino for years. 
 
Otherwise, like Rock said above, you just need to upgrade to the modern PTFE rubber, which is probably a good idea regardless. 
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Yeah, every station has 10% ethanol. Just realized my typo in OP.
Vince, have you changed out rubber fuel parts to PTFE?
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I will be putting my flying/buying experience to electrons Saturday I may wait until I have laptop though, pecking on the droid is a pain. 
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Originally posted by handsofstone handsofstone wrote:

Yeah, every station has 10% ethanol. Just realized my typo in OP.
Vince, have you changed out rubber fuel parts to PTFE?
 
Yes, I upgrade the rubber lines in my fuel system.  Even though I avouid the ethanol fuel, the old rubber needed to be replaced anyway.  I am running a modern carb, so I didn't do anything to it.
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