Originally Posted by kink04fxd
I have about 10 of those old tiller motors, from 53 to 66 all run just fine on E-10. Believe what you want, but I have never had any problems with E-10 fuel. 30,000 on the bike, 160,000 on my 96 Impala SS, never a fuel related issue.
My heads had just under 80 thou on them before sending them off For a street port job because of a valve guide seal issue, other then that there in great shape. My pistons have 43,000 Miles on them. They were put in to match my cam. My wrench said the hone marks were still visible and the pistons still felt tight, all with 10% blend.
My Nissan pickup had 122,000 on nothing but 10% blend, I sold it because it rusted away.
I too have trouble seeing the issues, but it seems there is reason to Wonder if I'm doing the right thing.
So I just did some more research on my reasons to run 10% blend. I've used it sense new in my cagers and my EVO. So if the ethanol is supose to clean all that crap left from age, mine in my mind has been kept clean from ethanol so there is nothing to clean?
My s10 is an 02 my edge is an 06. 76,000 on the s10 56,000 on the edge all with 10% blend. The only thing that went wrong with the s10 was the senser by the tank. I was told it was moved under the hood on the newer trucks because gravel roads, dust plugged them back by the tank.
My manual says it's ok to run 10% blend in my EVO so the rubber and plastic is safe. my carb is original, just under 80,000 and it's never had an issue, not even a plugged jet!
Run it in engines designed for it and you will be fine. I'll keep up like I have.