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    E 15 warning

    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Omg. The Govt actually passed something on to the consumers without testing it. They're not that incompetent are they.

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    I've known for a long time that ethanol is for drinking, not for fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbb View Post
    I've known for a long time that ethanol is for drinking, not for fuel
    Amen

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    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!
    Yeah, and if that's not bad enough, you ever seen a small engine carburetor that has run on this garbage? I think it wastes more resources since most people are inclined to replace engine-powered equipment like that instead of spending just as much on rebuilding the carb

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    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?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by danbb View Post
    Yeah, and if that's not bad enough, you ever seen a small engine carburetor that has run on this garbage? I think it wastes more resources since most people are inclined to replace engine-powered equipment like that instead of spending just as much on rebuilding the carb
    That's why I run Shell 91 in all my small engines (mower, snowblower, leafblower). It's the only alcohol-free fuel on the Canadian market. Ethanol is big in Brazil and can be made to work with the right fuel system, especially since we need renewable fuel sources, but the stuff on the North American market isn't designed for it. Maybe we should switch to the algal diesel and biodiesel instead.

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    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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