Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Ethanol-blended fuels - in Canada at least - have a shelf life of over 2 years. Also, it's properties are that it's a cleaner and absorbs water. It also has a 2% lower energy content than conventional fuels when blended at at 10% concentration - which is industry typical.
I have never heard of ethanol-blended fuels gelling. It's just not a risk. I'd seek some other explanation here.
Early experiences with ethanol-blended fuels at marinas were that it got super-saturated with water, and therefore was no longer fit for service.
As a cleaner it could plug up a filter though, if just starting to use ethanol-blended fuels after years of conventional fuel use.
Laszlo - blue '04 WRX
The WRX just told me to drive faster, lap after lap.
Last edited by LW_Black4; 12-17-2013 at 06:37 PM.