10% Ethanol

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Roger
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10% Ethanol

Postby Roger » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:03 pm

Rotax I beleive says no more then 5% ethanol in mogas. The airplane manufacturer won't sign off on more BUT our state has decicided to go to 10% ethanol in their MOGAS. Apparently the plane will burn it but If I use it will my insurance still cover me?

Roger

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tadel001
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Postby tadel001 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 pm

Lockwood has actually told me that using 10% shouldn't be a problem. With that said...if you have an accident and the cause of the accident is the use of 10% Ethanol fuel than insurance will likely not cover the accident. So how does 10% Ethanol cause the accident? That is the real question and a very difficult causation question. The FAA/Insurance would have to go through the engine and fuel system to determine whether 10% was a contributing factor (erroded fuel lines, weak gaskets, etc.).

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lockwood / Ethanol

Postby Roger » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:06 pm

Thanks for the input...appricated. I know Lockwood will tell you it's all right but he won't put it in writing. In fact I don't think you'll find anywhere in writing that a 912 will be good to go with 10%.

Roger


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