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dave#1    Posted 08-26-2018 at 09:35:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Came across this on YouTube, Could it be this simple to remove ethanol from gas?? If yes this would be great for you guys that can't buy ethanol free fuel in your area, Lucky for us we can buy it locally, Some said you should add octane booster after removing the ethanol ? leave that to you guys to research that .

    So for whats worth..

    later,dave

    steveVa    Posted 08-27-2018 at 11:52:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The whole idea just erks me.
    The thought that I need to spend an hour to get rid of 10% of the gas I gust paid 3$ per gallon for just kills me. Another gov't boon doggle.
    This is why I am converting to solar and electrical implements as fast as I can.
    Batteries and invertors are a lot less maintenance and work when you need them.

    Mower    Posted 08-27-2018 at 11:32:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've been using E10 in every gas engine I own (around 20 give or take), including 2 stroke engines, for well over 30 years. I haven't had a single fuel related issue in that time other than a carb rebuild on my 2N (not the fault of the fuel).

    I add Stabil to my fuel caddy every time I fill it (I'd do the same with non-E10 fuel if I used it). In some equipment like the chipper or chain saw, it often sits for a year or so at a time, and always starts without an issue.

    I personally think that a lot of people blame the fuel when they should blame their poor maintenance practices.

    Kurt in Iowa    Posted 08-29-2018 at 17:17:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just like you, I've been using ethanol for over 20 years without any problems. Had an old vehicle set for 2 years and when a guy wanted to buy it we had to use a breaker bar to turn the engine initially. Then it cranked over and ran just fine.
    I also used ethanol in my 318 JD mower, my Ryobi leaf blower, my Homelite chainsaw and my Stihl weedeater. I left the gas in the weedeater once and had to replace the carb, since then I don't over winter with fuel in the tank. No problems. Place the blame for problems on poor maintenance and Chinese manufactured part.

    dave#1    Posted 08-28-2018 at 10:40:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'd say consider yourself lucky !
    Pretty sure just about everyone on the planet has had problems of some sort, If you had a engine that was built before Ethanol, You should have had problems when Ethanol came out, Fuel lines, small engine primmer bulbs, Carb issues.....I have had problems with carb boots on our snowmobiles that had cracked due to Ethanol, The replacement upgraded boots are "Ethanol friendly"
    I'm sure all "New " engines made now have all new Ethanol friendly components so now you won't see as many problems as before (Unless it was your stuff) (-;

    later,dave

    Roby-Ga    Posted 08-27-2018 at 22:12:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I agree with you, I use Stabil and don't have these problems.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 08-26-2018 at 12:22:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I think you all are over thinking this. Just take the gas cap off over night and let it evaporate off. Or better yet make sure the tank and cap are vented and don't worry about it. Every engine I have runs on 87 octane 10% ethanol and yet none of them were designed to.

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