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Ethanol is safe to use with rubber gaskets, methanol isn't. Ethanol is mixed with the gasoline you purchase from your local gas station. I'd refrain from using a 100% mixture, though. Interestingly, 100% ethanol is available on the liquor store shelf- Everclear. I'd save it for tasty drinks though, as it would be too expensive to fill your car with, and your engine wouldn't run very well.

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Q: What harm can be done to your 1998 TC 3.8 engine and fuel pump if you use ethanol?
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