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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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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:49:43 PM

My windshield cracked. Da ya suppose?
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krzysiek_ck
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:41:46 AM

Ethanol dried out the radiator's plastic end tank and it cracked. Darn that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 4:49:00 AM

After some nice weather we are now headed back into a deep freeze. Must be that nasty ole ethanol again.
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:32:06 AM

I changed out a cam shaft. That nasty ethanol softened the cam lobes and caused them to wear down!
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:57:53 AM

My driveway is beginning to crumble. The fumes from that nasty ol' ethanol is making my concrete soft!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:04:45 AM

If it's on the InterWeb, then it has to be true.

But, if ethanol is eating the wheels off the tank cars, it must be eating the rails too.

And also the metal bridges...aaaaaaaahhhh. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:14:47 AM

Well, it does. Eats the wheels right off the tank cars! Just like it has made my pickup engines last too long. It does that, don't you know. Makes engines last too long
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:54:05 AM

"I heard that the ethanol transportation shortage was due to ethanol eating the wheels from rail tank cars."

Sticky, the sad part is that there is people in here that actually believe that statement.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:21:21 PM

That darn, nasty ole ethanol attracted moisture and made it rain.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 11:31:36 AM

I heard that the ethanol transportation shortage was due to ethanol eating the wheels from rail tank cars.
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 4:10:57 AM

Fur ball, that nasty ole ethanol has been good to you.
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 10:59:08 AM

Found mouse nests in my lawn mower. They were probably in there all winter sniffing that darn filthy nasty ole ethanol!
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Banjoe
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 8:55:02 AM

Mine too. That darn nasty ole ethanol is an itch.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 8:03:32 AM

furball, sorry about misspelling your name. The ethanol has ruined the "b" on my keyboard.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 7:13:46 AM

It's so warm that my snow tires are starting to melt. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 2:52:51 PM

On topic, I will be putting graphite on my house door hinges, as the ethanol in the air is making them squeak!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 2:51:42 PM

fur all, your next assignment is to develop training classes for these poor souls who can't figure out how to blend properly.
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furball64801
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:38:22 PM

I am even using it in the 2005 Van and it seems to like it real well. Been very busy planning on retiring and traveling all over the USA have found several stations from Joplin all the way up to Zion Ill and run a great mix. I will drop in when I can just been a great experience with it. Again it needs to be done right, all the weird stories you hear I have never had an issue with it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:02:15 AM

Welcome back Furball. We missed you.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:15:02 AM

It rained today instead of snowing due to the warming effects of ethanol.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 12:59:36 PM

Nissan recalls nearly 1 million vehicles due to airbag failure
Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!

Welcome back, Furball!
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furball64801
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:29:42 AM

You guys are funny now the radio and wipers lol.
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furball64801
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:19:52 AM

Just dropped in to say still using E-85 in my 2005 Pt cruiser, thinking of trading to a newer car. Runs like a top after all these years and we finally got a Kum n Go with ethanol at it. The price is great at $2.79 not bad and I am loving it.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:45:18 PM

My snow piles stopped melting. Must be the cooling effects of the ethanol!
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 4:46:43 PM

Ethanol sucks!
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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 2:08:22 PM

ok
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 10:16:56 AM

I can't get my emergency weather radio to pull in the local station. Must be some ethanol fumes (smells like french fries) in the air. Maybe it's just the French!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 3:44:18 AM

"If ethanol is so great, then the big 3 auto makers would have come up with a vehicle that runs on pure ethanol."

Actually they already have. They are being sold in Brazil.
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 12:45:05 AM

Ban the stuff.
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vaporlock13
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:59:09 PM

If ethanol is so great, then the big 3 auto makers would have come up with a vehicle that runs on pure ethanol and damn the oil sheiks.
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Gascapade
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:37:17 PM

ban the crap already....
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 8:43:29 AM

I have had E85 in the pickup almost all winter. Never failed to start - even at 20 below. Must be something wrong with the pickup.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:54:13 AM

After setting for over a month my snowblower fired right up.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:56:50 PM

I concur, water's attraction to ethanol caused one of my wiper blades to separate.

Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 10:24:57 AM

Fill-up at Manchester gas station stalls drivers
They are blaming it on diesel fuel, but ethanol must have had something to do with it.
Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 9:55:01 AM

I wish I had your good luck.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 8:16:52 AM

It's our coldest winter in 75 years and everyone is using that evil product. Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 11:08:13 PM

Snow blower was froze this am. Wouldn't turn global freezing from too much ethanol
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JJSmith57101
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:54:50 AM

I had to replace my 4yr old battery. Stupid ethanol!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 6:45:25 AM

Using too much ethanol. Causing global freezing!
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goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 2:50:37 AM

Definitely to cold out.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:36:35 AM

It's too cold out. Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:13:04 AM

Favorite radio station not coming in anymore. Darn that filthy ethanol!
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werv4fun
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:07:01 AM

My Weed Eater needed a new fuel tank. The ethanol degraded the fuel lines.
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chankos
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:42:35 AM

good stroke of luck as ethanol breaks down quicker than most and is often the root of much evil for small engines
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:34:59 AM

My driveway is covered with snow. Must be attracted by something in the cars.

Darn that nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 10:57:33 PM

My driveway is slick. Think that ethanol isn't burning hot enough.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 3:03:56 PM

"Ethanol caused me to replace the fuel filter, fuel line, and carb on my lawn tractor."

Pretty lousy parts on your tractor, I would never buy that brand again!
I would take a few more sips of ethanol to restore your sense of humour.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:55:51 PM

I had to replace the pull cord and right front wheel on my push mower. Darn, that nasty ole ethanol!!!
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RonV42
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 11:35:09 AM

Ethanol caused me to replace the fuel filter, fuel line, and carb on my lawn tractor.



[Edited by: RonV42 at 2/21/2014 11:35:21 AM EST]
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