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monepit

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Evansville Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004 black raven
I have read about fuel tank leaks. I havn't had any. I was just reading a boating magizine artical about fuel tank leaks. It tested fibergalss tanks with e10 gas. Apperently the ethenol, even in small doses delamanates the fiberglass and causes leaks. There is even a class action law suite. My question is. Are our tanks made of fiberglass or some other material suitable for use with ethenol?
 

Cadillac Tech

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The fuel tanks are molded from high density polyethylene. XLRs are not designed to use Ethanol like E85.

Bruce :D
 

XLR-V Lover

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Florida
My XLR/V(s)
2008 Black XLR-V
Bruce,

Seems most pumps these days say ten percent ethanol, I guess that's OK? If so, what percentage is unhealthy?

Thanks,
Floyd (BB)
 

Cadillac Tech

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Gasoline should contain no more than 10% Ethanol in a non FlexFuel vehicle.

Bruce :)
 

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