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CORNHICK

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 6:25:35 PM

ok so I know it has been asked about 9 billion times on gasbuddy but does ethanol slowly corrode a engine and is regular gas without ethanol better than gas with it? Thanks Mike
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:28:17 AM

Techron MSDS

Ingredients:
SOLVENT NAPHTHA, LT. AROMATIC
STODDARD SOLVENT
HYDROTREATED, DISTILLATE, LT.
TRIMETHYLBENZENE-1,2,4
XYLENE
CUMENE

Most of them are already found in regular gasoline. Why again should I use Techron?
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:11:38 AM

Gary9696, please tell us about your vast experience with ethanol blends. I've driven thousands of miles on high ethanol blends in two non-FFVs for many years and never used fuel additives. I have never had an ethanol related performance or maintenance problem. Are you a Techron sales person?
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TSgtCarverRetired
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:12:54 AM

Hope you are using Techron fuel additive each time you fill up to offset the effect of ethanol since it absorbs moisture from the air, and it ends up in your gasoline tank.
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GM1954
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 8:08:17 AM

"It most definitely cuts down on gas milage from 1-4 mpg. "

I've driven using E85 for well over 100,000 miles. I don't see even a 1 mpg difference. The mileage drop with E10 and below gets embellished.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:20:16 AM

It most definitely cuts down on gas milage from 1-4 mpg.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 2:25:56 AM

On Oct 24, 2012 7:18:00 AM, the1roadhog wrote:

>Not interested in even thinking about it, much less trying ethanol.

Virtually every major urban area uses 10% ethanol fuel. I only find straight hydrocarbon gasoline out on the open road far away from urban areas.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 1:56:14 AM

My mileage is excellent with ethanol fuels.
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TSgtCarverRetired
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 1:09:57 AM

Good luck using it since your mpg will drop.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 5:49:59 AM

Actually when you take a look at compatibility charts you will find that aromatic gasoline which is used in many of the metro areas has a excellent rating with cast iron, but a very poor rating with aluminum. Ethanol has a good rating with both metals. Keep in mind this is before the corrosion inhibitors are added.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:52:25 PM

If it does it's not evident from the increasing longevity and reliability of cars.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 3:27:00 AM

Yep, you need to quit thinking about it....while cancer rates and pollution soar.
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:03:41 AM

i agree I need to quit thinking about it and just burn regular without the ethanol.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:18:00 AM

Not interested in even thinking about it, much less trying ethanol.
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 6:59:23 PM

ok thanks goldseeker and actually that is the first time you told me that or anyone I truly didn't know that thanks
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 3:03:31 AM

How many times do you have to be told. Ethanol companies and gas companies both add corrosion inhibitors to to prevent corrosion. By the way corrosion inhibitors are also added in your antifreeze.
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