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goldseeker

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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 4:01:25 AM

Just fired my up my ride mower this past weekend. In fact it fired right up. It had set for 6 months with a partial tank of e10. I even topped the tank off with e10 that had been stored in a gas can for several months.

Guess what? No phase separation, no degraded fuel line, and no corrosion.

Should I be disappointed? That nasty ole ethanol did not do what it was suppose to.

Guess those armchair experts were wrong again.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:51:57 AM

We have melting weather in the middle of Canada in the middle of January and I can only blame that nasty ole ethanol for separation of phases and seasons.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 7:11:32 PM

The snow has not melted from my driveway. It's all the ethanol's fault!!!
Darn ol' ethanol keeping things too cold!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 5:36:01 PM

I made my choice.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 8:11:50 AM

Just let us the choice
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 10:22:46 PM

I have a two cycle snow blower. It runs every winter.
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aRBy
All-Star Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 8:01:43 AM

Is it a 4-stroke engine? Are you using E10?

If so, you shouldn't have any problem. My lawnmower fires up every spring under the same circumstances.
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 2:42:06 AM

After setting for nearly a year my snow blower started right up in spite of that nasty ole ethanol. Darn there was no phase separation!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 12:10:09 AM

The road closed arms worked on I35 tonite. Must be thst ethanol msking the wind blow.
Darn ol' ethanol!!!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2015 11:20:49 AM

On another thread is a reference to ethanol giving off vibes. Could it be that it shakes some autos and causes a leak? Darn ol' ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 8:45:56 PM

Those ethanol fumes are sucking all the heat from the atmosphere. Darn ol' ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 8:07:22 AM

My snowblower started first pull. That darn ol' ethanol did it again.
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mtnrambo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 7:45:07 AM

Obama wants to go to 20% ethanol
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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 5:33:29 AM

Not in love with ethanol
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 7:30:31 PM

Heed. Heee. Heee. That darn ethanol will get you every time!
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jhn1427
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 4:20:09 PM

Why do I feel like being ripped off every time I see 10% ethanol per gal.?
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 6:34:25 PM

Southwest wind!!
Darn ethanol causing more global cooling.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 9:07:38 AM

Good points, gold seeker.

Back in the day, we used to buy little containers of alcohol to dump in the tank to take care of water in the gas. Stopped carburetor and gas line freeze ups during the bitter winter weather.

Ever since ethanol became a mandatory part of our gasoline supplies, fuel system icing and those little containers have disappeared.

This must have put a few people out of that business so, once again, darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 1:58:26 AM

Actually ethanol absorbs moisture and keeps it in solution so it will head right out the tail pipe. Have you ever heard of adding dry gas to your tank to remove water during the winter months. Prevents fuel line freeze up. It is winter here now, and I never have to worry about fuel line freeze up since I have ethanol in my tank.

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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 9:45:50 PM

Celebrate Jesus this Christmas Day!!
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astralopithecus
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 3:12:58 PM

GOLDSEEKER, Fuel tank corrosion sneaks up on us in small, often imperceptive, doses, like lung cancer from smoking. Corrosion begins on ALL metals from the day it is smelted and continues to some degree despite our best efforts at abatement. The trick is to slow corrosion down as much as possible with coatings, chemicals, and the avoidance of contact with corrosive materials. Moisture is the prime ingredient for corrosion, and alcohol attracts and absorbs moisture. Best, like tobacco smoke, to avoid it whenever possible.
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BigDogOH
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 4:35:49 AM

Blessed Christmas Season to You and Yours
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 1:39:52 AM

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 11:53:23 AM

Rudolph's red nose has to be results of that darn ethanol!!!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 9:22:58 AM

Having a January thaw in December.
Has to be results of that darn ol' ethanol.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:25:54 PM

All I can say is I still put stable in my lawn equipment gas cans... I run the fuel out of the carburetors, I'm not taking any chances.
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:13:10 AM

Running E-15 in my Stihl chainsaws with no ill effect. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 2:27:15 AM

A very wet fall and winter so far. You suppose that nasty ole ethanol has saturated the atmosphere?
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 9:45:52 AM

My van battery was dead this morning. I just know the continued use of gasohol has caused this failure!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 8:53:13 AM

I noticed that the sun has started moving north this morning setting us up for more global warming.

Darn that nasty ole ethanol!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:15:03 PM

Coldest November on record in many areas. Caused by global cooling from that darn ethanol.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 7:18:57 AM

All my nice green grass has been turned white. Darn that nasty ole ethanol!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:22:49 PM

Snow on Halloween must be a sign of that darn ethanol use!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 7:59:32 AM

Polymer chemists must be under the evil influence of ethanol and are just trying to make pure gasoline look bad.

Another conspiracy led by our enemy. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:03:28 AM

Ethanol and rubber not compatabile. Not according to Cole Palmer

Actually ethanol has a excellent compatibility rating with rubber. However if you plug in gasoline, you will find that it is rated as poor.

I will take the word of a polymer chemist any tine. Looks like ethanol wins this test hands down.

To use this interactive chart just scroll down to rubber under material, and then to ethanol under chemical.

[Edited by: goldseeker at 10/21/2014 2:05:37 AM EST]
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:06:12 PM

The belt on my old snowblower has worn out. Must be the ethanol I have been using in the tank the last 23 years.
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nru
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:55:22 PM

The rubber seal on the accelerator pump diaphragm in my 75 has had to be changed - rubber does not hold up well to ethanol - and there is a reason they allow non-oxygenated fuels to be sold - neither of these cars was built with ethanol in mind.
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largobob
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:58:34 PM

How could you tell they were not happy? Did they frown? Of course any maintenance issues could not have anything to do with age. It must be that nasty ole ethanol.
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nru
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:31:15 AM

My 1975 and 1961 cars are not happy with E10, but I can run pure gas in them (I do). As long as there is a choice, what does it matter?
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:43:05 AM

Get that Ethanol away or at least give us the choice
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:07:13 AM

I hear ya Banjoe. I have been watching for that magical phase separation for about 15 years.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:58:20 AM

I'm getting discouraged. After years of burning ethanol I've still haven't had all the hoses, seats, and radio knobs melted in any of my vehicles.

I'm really feeling left out of this conspiracy.
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 2:50:40 AM

And the real idiots are.........
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:44:50 AM

Getting my windshield replaced this am. I think it must be that nasty ethanol that attracts rocks!!
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rickr47
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 2:25:29 PM

only problem is that is it being pushed so hard by idiots
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:02:36 AM

Had rain every day this week. Had to be that nasty ole ethanol at fault.
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:14:57 AM

Hey Goldseeker....saw the Tickell's latest film called PUMP. I think you are going to love it!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:14:04 PM

Areas of central NE had another 3" rain last nite. Ugh!
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:18:09 PM

Well, ethanol has proved nasty to me again, at least where a carburetor is involved. Took in a classic car for sale consignment (1980 MGB sports car equipped w/ 2bbl Weber carb). Motor was running on (dieseling) at shutoff so bad it sounded like self-destruct. Owner had been feeding it 87 oct E10. I immediately filled the tank with "Rec 90" 90 oct. ethanol-free marine fuel from my local Valero. With just 1/2 tank consumed the dieseling stopped, and 1000 miles later has not recurred. In this very hot climate, ethanol was literally boiling the fuel in the carb! Darn that nasty ole ethanol
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:07:18 AM

May be a heavy frost tonight. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 9:21:09 AM

I thought the latent ethanol in those corn fields usually attracts all kinds of water which keeps the plants happy, but rusts the tractors and drowns the chickens.

Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 11:45:29 AM

"Burnt up! It was nearly a 100 every day I was there."
That's because ethanol burns hot. Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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