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Re: Starting Problem

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Fri Jan 13 12:33:45 1995
> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 95 11:13:55 EST
> From: Michael Moy  13-Jan-1995 1111 <moy@quek.enet.dec.com>
> > And this winter fuel is really the s***s this year!
> One thing I've noticed about the new fuels is that they don't make the
> fuel pump noisy. Around this time last year there were quite a few
> complaints about noisy fuel pumps and so far there haven't been any here.

Yes, it seems that the alcohol in this new gasoline produces different
reactions in different cars.  Normally quiet, unaggressive vehicles
often become loud and boisterous.  Vehicles with moderate
characteristics may go either way: some are lingering and sluggish,
others wind up and take off at the slightest provocation.  Many times,
after a long, hard trip, the vehicle may be hard to start in the
morning.  In the extreme case, morning finds them parked in the gutter,
splattered with slush.

Finally, a considerable body of research shows that while including a
moderate amount of alcohol in gasoline can actually increase engine
longevity and aid in keeping fuel injectors clean, large amounts have a
detrimental effect on many parts of the vehicle, especially the fuel
filter.  However, it has long been known that the use of alcohol
reduces efficiency.

Remember, alcohol and driving don't mix!

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.