Omg. The Govt actually passed something on to the consumers without testing it. They're not that incompetent are they. :rolleyes:
I've known for a long time that ethanol is for drinking, not for fuel:hijacked:
Leave it to Fox News to make a trip to the gas station sound like the nuclear apocalypse!
Being serious though, most of that is true, ethanol is like acid to rubber fuel lines, and it's not nearly as efficient as pure gasoline is.
Corn farmers are hooked on that subsidy though!
I have a small inlet screen in the fuel tank on my 1980 Suzuki dirt bike that has essentially dissolved into the carburetor. I suspect it's from ethanol.
It's also dissolved the seals in the petcock, so it pisses out gas when the tank is full.
But it's ok I guess, who needs money, when you have a government spending it for you?
after the carb issues of crapped up carbs on both bikes twice last year . i take the time to buy gas from the ONLY place that sells non ethanol laced fuel for use in my vintage triples ( cleaning,re-synching,etc aint no fun )
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