Recope will be selling super gasoline mixed with ethanol starting May 29th and warns users to condition their equipment. Vehicle owners, transporters and service stations will be affected.
The alcohol can block filters and injectors and damage soft parts. This is why Recope announced a number of precautions to take to avoid potential adverse effects of the use of this type of alcohol in fuel.
Natural materials should not be used for seals and packaging as they can be degraded by alcohol. Drivers should keep their cars well-tuned and quickly replace the air filter once it gets clogged. The use of filters in the fuel dispensers becomes mandatory at service stations.
The new fuel is referred to as ECO95. It replaces 8% of the gasoline with ethanol. This saves users ₡7 per liter. It is being done in order to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.