To: The Great RJ
Yep. The 10% cost me 500 bucks to rebuild the carburetors on my outboard engine and 50 bucks to rebuild same on my gasoline generator.
Some are saying “use premium”, but that’s no help. It is 10% also.
Others are saying to use stabilizer. I’ll try it and see if it works.
posted on 08/06/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT
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I own a 1973 Dodge M-300, 440 cu. It runs weaker with the ethanol, but I’m not having problems with the fuel system. My mechanic went through it in May, and it’s clean as a whistle. I use Chevron gas. It’s more expensive, but has a very good stabilizer blended in.
posted on 08/06/2013 12:09:46 PM PDT
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posted on 08/06/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT
by headstamp 2
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The only thing that works is non ethanol gas. The chemicals will keep the alcohol suspended better in the gas but it will not mitigate the rot and cancer that fuel systems suffer. It is like running battery acid through an engine. It also pollutes more and costs much more because it is heavily subsidized and it robs 20% of your power and mileage. I know... I deal with this problem almost every day. You should see the layers of fuel with some of these ethanol additives... one product even creates a layer of foam that looks like Burma Shave but eventually dissipates back into the lowest level... usually water due to the alcohol binding with humid air and condensing inside the fuel tank.... some are worse than the ethanol.
posted on 08/06/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT
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Go to www.pure-gas.org to see if there are any stations in your area that sell unadulterated gasoline.
I stopped using corn juice in my small engines after the same kind of costly repairs that you endured. Since I’ve been using pure gas, no problems.
posted on 08/06/2013 8:53:30 PM PDT
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