Dual Fuel Troopy

Submitted: Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 22:46
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Dual fuel Troopy
My 70 series 4.5l Troopy won't run on petrol. My son took it to Sydney (from Melb) and put E10 in it. COuld this be the reason? Prior to him using it, it was running fine on both fuels. I was thinking to drain the tank and change the fuel filter. Any other ideas?

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Reply By: Member - Anthony W Adelaide - Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 23:08

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 23:08
Does E10 have ethanol in it?

Doesn't that damage some rubber seals and stuff?
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Follow Up By: Errolp - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 22:53

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 22:53
Yes it is 10% ethanol, but according to the Toyota website (or something else I was looking at) a '98 model should be ok.
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 13:52

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 13:52
Did it run on the E10 and slowly starve or did it just not run at all? There would have been normal ulp in the lines so it should have run for a minute before the E10 came up from the tank.
If he ran out of ulp on the trip up he may have burnt out the fuel pump as it doesn't take long to cook it as the fuel cools it.
Change the filter first but cut the old one open and see if it is blocked before draining the tank. It should run on E10 but will be down on power and economy will be out the window.
BTW have your timing set a around 6 or 7º and the old girl will love you for it.
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Follow Up By: Errolp - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 23:02

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 23:02
As far as I know he saw no effects at all. It was only when I tried to use it later that it would not run. It coughs and splutters, will not idle at all and dies if you try to release the clutch.

I have had a petrol pump fail a few years ago (it burnt almost beyond recognition) and would not pump any fuel.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 16:28

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 16:28
Not sure of what effect E10 has on your model Troopy but my daughter put some E10 in her 20 yr old Astra & it stripped off the plating in the steel fuel line & blocked the filter & carby.
Cost quite a bit to get it running again. One of many reasons I will not use Ethanol fuel.

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