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New York

Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 6:23:18 AM

Question! when you add Ethanol Removing products to your gas tank, what happens to the ethanol? I know the enzymes eat it, but they have to produce a waste product. What are they producing?
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Champion Author Boston

Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 3:30:45 PM

In another thread, Houckster, who apparently researches gas blends & additives rather extensively, said he was adding "Ethanol Defense" to the tank of his Ranger PU. Haven't heard back from him; perhaps because we've crossed swords on some political matters in the past. But he's articulate on these matters.

Anybody have reliable info on the product, "Ethanol Defense?"
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Champion Author Virginia

Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 3:13:33 PM

You cant remove the ethanol with anaddtive, allyou can do is lessen its negitive effectives with other chemicals.

The only wayto remove it is to wash it out with water.
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 3:08:02 PM

To answer your question, what's produced, the bottom line is the material eventually hardens into an amber-type solid that eventually cracks into tiny pieces, insoluble debris, that eventually (or not) must be physically removed. When and/or it must be physically removed depends on how much debris accumulates over the years.

That said, I assume you're talking about removing ethanol on a one-time basis, not trying to remove ethanol from each/every tank of gas you buy. First, Is that correct?

The second question is, if you did in fact remove the ethanol from your single tank of gas, would you be then draining the non-ethanol gas to use in something else or would you use the now non-ethanol in your car as "ethanol-free gasoline"? First, you wouldn't know what the new octane rating was because you've removed components that that the refineries used to meet specifications.

Third, for the sake of curiosity, are you thinking of doing this one time, or doing it on a regular basis? If you're thinking of doing it on a regular basis, why not just buy non-ethanol gas to begin with, even if it costs more than ethanol-gas. At least that way you're sure of the quality of what you're using.

Does the above or any of the posts below answer your question?

However, to learn more about what you're asking than I can answer, check the following link:
Removing Ethanol
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Champion Author Oakland

Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:36:09 PM

Remove the ethanol before you put the crap in your fuel tank.

A couple of links to a simple way to remove the ethanol to protect your vintage engines.
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Champion Author Arizona

Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:26:36 PM

you can't remove Ethanol from fuel and still have something left worth having
what you would end up with is a low octane fuel that would not burn well

So your question has no answer because you can't do it and still have useable fuel

So the product you are using must not do anything

[Edited by: CactusBobs at 2/3/2014 1:30:07 PM EST]
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Veteran Author Gasbuddy

Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 12:59:26 PM

Probably just water and co2, like when ethanol is burned. It's an extremely clean fuel. Simple natural molecules.
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