To: E. Pluribus Unum
My ATV manual says not to use alcohol in the fuel. I had to fix the carb in my chainsaw because or the eco terrorists and their e10. Let a chain saw set in the sun and get warm and it will not start. Open the gas cap and watch the alcohol boil out. Open a 5 gallon can of gas on a hot day and it may boil over on you. Fire Hazard, not to the EPA.
posted on 05/16/2012 10:56:36 AM PDT
(I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
These are government experts who are making engineering decisions, even though they were political science and psychology majors in college, since calculus was too hard. They're the best and brightest, just like the ones who knew better than Eugene Stoner and his engineering specifications for the M-16. Who cared if the government used a different powder in the ammo, since there was so much of it left over from WWII and Korea. And then there were the geniuses in government who assumed the design of a direct impingement action meant "self cleaning," so M-16s were shipped into the field without cleaning kits. Oh, and the chrome plated chambers called for in the specs? Too expensive, so get rid of it from the production models.
I wonder how many of our guys were killed in Viet Nam because of "government experts" and what they did to Eugene Stoner's M-16?
posted on 05/16/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT
(Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
I have experienced the boiling over a couple of times. I never realized it was due to the ethanol.
posted on 05/16/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
My ATV manual says not to use alcohol in the fuel.
That's interesting. I have a 97 Polaris that's run fine on E10 since the day I bought it new.
I have a 71 Norton with a fiberglass tank. (Luckily it's in storage.) Ethanol will eventually eat through it. Before I can put it on the road again, I have to buy an expensive epoxy sealer and coat the inside of the tank.
Ethanol has raised the price of metal Norton tanks to almost $500.
posted on 05/16/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT
by Slump Tester
(What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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