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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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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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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 2:20:58 AM

Sticky. Did not make it through the corn belt. I was visiting family in Texas. We did spend one day in Oklahoma at a casino. Quite an experience. I did notice that most of the corn in southern OK was pretty much like the yards in Texas. Burnt up! It was nearly a 100 every day I was there.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 4:23:08 PM

Lots of dew the last three days. Has to be those ethanol fumes causing that.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 12:58:36 AM

Watch out for those nasty ethanol plants. They'll jump out and rust your auto!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 12:57:14 AM

Hey, goldseeker, you coming through the Corn Belt?
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 12:46:27 AM

Saw some corn that was burnt up in Oklahoma. It had to be that nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 5:37:13 PM

Without a doubt, ethanol traces would soften the plastic string and cause the failure.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:13:45 AM

String failure is definitely a sign of that darn nasty ole ethanol being around somewhere.

Bet you cut the grass in the area with ethanol poisoned gasoline and there are traces left all over the place that have led to your system breakdown.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 10:52:12 PM

My string trimmer ran out of string today. Bet it was the ethanol's fault. Oh, wait. It's electric!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:35:47 AM

Ethanol is the anti-carbon answer to global climate destruction.

Is there anything that darn nasty ole ethanol can't solve?
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:51:29 AM

Global cooling due to ethanol usage.
HMMMmm. That has a good ring to it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:35:42 AM

Pretty cool around here too.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:09:19 PM

Many parts of Iowa are looking at record low temperature averages for July. I think that darn ol' ethanol is causing excess global cooling.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:02:11 AM

Banjoe, that's a good one.

[Edited by: stickyvalves at 7/26/2014 10:02:33 AM EST]
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:10:26 AM

Sniffles are the first sign of a darn nasty ole ethanol exposure.

Next comes the whining about melted pistons.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:30:41 AM

Do you suppose that nasty ole ethanol is causing me to have the sniffles?
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:25:22 PM

Too much darn ethanol in the air. Humidity is up!! Darn ol' ethanol.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:04:32 AM

gamechanger - nice link; I appreciate that.

Must have been that darn nasty ole ethanol made you do that.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:19:36 PM

JK, ethanol makes it rain into your tank, don't ya know!
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:29:33 AM

found water in my mower's tank this spring.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:35:41 AM

Thanks gamechanger.
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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:02:30 PM

Have a drink but don't spend too much just in case that ole Ethanol...
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ProtegeFL
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:57:03 AM

Outstanding!
Pour yourself a tall glass and celebrate!
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:14:59 AM

"PUMP" Documentary trailer is out Goldseeker!

PUMP trailer
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sh1361
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:52:06 PM

Thanks for the heads up.
I will tread lightly around that darn nasty ole ethanol
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:08:23 PM

sh1361, you just never know what that darn, nasty, ol' ethanol will ruin next. Be careful, I hear it's tough on shoe leather.
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sh1361
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 9:54:09 PM

Darn nasty ole ethanol seems to cause you many problems.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:29:22 AM

The wheels are nearly worn out on my 23 year old mower. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 8:36:56 AM

Unwashed gum deposits?

I've been finding my supply under restaurant tables for years and never had a problem thanks to that darn nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:54:42 AM

"Chevron premium fuel"

Shudda been using gasohol. Someone forgot the darn ol' ethanol. It must be the ethanol's fault.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:33:31 AM

Texas agency: More drivers reporting engine problems from Chevron gas

"According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, the agency that inspects gasoline across the state, Chevron premium fuel had unwashed gum content in it."

Darn, nasty ole ethanol made them forget to blame the darn, nasty ole ethanol!
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:00:14 AM

My weedwacker wouldn't start when I tried it for the first time this year. Darn, nasty ole ethanol, I had to charge it extra long to make it work!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:08:55 AM

Global warming, climate change, and now global climate disruption....darn that nasty ole ethanol won't let us even define the problem it's causing.
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