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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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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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
Champion Author Twin Cities

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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author Winnipeg

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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
Champion Author Winnipeg

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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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
Champion Author Iowa

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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
Champion Author West Virginia

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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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ggg452
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 9:54:03 AM

So hot that darn ole ethanol evaporated out of my tank....
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 9:18:30 AM

It's too hot today. Darn, nasty ole ethanol is heating water in the air and causing global warming!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 9:14:06 AM

I love the 'we are not heating water' discussion.

It's a clear and proud demonstration of the Leave No Child Behind policy and the total belief in freedom of thought regardless of real science.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 10:14:00 AM

nighthawk91, you can't find that answer.
That darn ol' ethanol ate his paperwork!!
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nighthawk91
Sophomore Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 11:57:54 PM

GrumpyCat: What % of energy is used to make gasoline?

Serious question.
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 10:17:35 AM

A bridge fell in when my nephew drove his empty hopper bottom across it. Darn ethanol rusted the bridge beams off. 15" rain over the last 2 weeks didn't help.
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 11:39:27 AM

"If you want to use ethanol, then fine, knock yourself out! But I don't want the government's thumb tilting the balance for anyone's favor on the economic scale."

Are you going to be the first in line to turn down the mortgage interest deduction? That's a direct drain on the tax system. The fact of the matter is every product you use has some tax or regulatory tie to it. You would be naked and starving if you avoided all products and services that were not government controlled or mandated. I don't like it either. But, that's the way it is.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 11:13:19 AM

"It's a religion for the anti ethanol folks, me, I could take it or leave it...but the outrageous claims made by the anti ethanol folks are just that, unsubstantiated claims."

I find the claims from the Church of Ethanol to be quite outlandish. "We are not heating water" is a hilarious denial of the Laws of Thermodynamics.

I don't find ethanol to be renewable. If it was renewable then it wouldn't consume 60% of its energy content in manufacture from non-renewable resources such as natural gas and diesel.

If you want to use ethanol, then fine, knock yourself out! But I don't want the government's thumb tilting the balance for anyone's favor on the economic scale.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 10:07:00 AM

It'll take awhile to get this runoff under control.

I found a hole in my roof gutter. Darn ol' ethanol rusted it out!
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 9:45:59 AM

Have to love ethanol. It brings folks together even if it's just to disagree about fundamental misunderstandings.

Peace and understanding, thanks to that darn nasty ole ethanol.
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stickyvalves
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:48:11 PM

Enough, already! I think the ethanol is affecting some people's minds. Darn ol' ethanol.
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rando991
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 1:57:59 PM

It's a religion for the anti ethanol folks, me, I could take it or leave it...but the outrageous claims made by the anti ethanol folks are just that, unsubstantiated claims.
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