Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: Sting On: Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 3:20 pm

Berlin wrote:I need to upload some pics of my father's boat fuel tank fill line and the aluminum corrosion on his tank. Th fill hose was mush and this boat has gone through 3 carbs in two years because of e10, this boat is a 1983 and was used regularly w/ no problems untill four years ago. I've got pics, I'll put them on here later. I don't run gas with ethanol in ANYTHING now and neither do other members of my family. In NYS fastrac carries ethanol free in premium.

Hummmm -- your drinking the cool aid too
With all the shipping and hauling and storage and cross tanking and placing the load in the right hole in the retail palace -- the call gas station - now more of "twinkie" store

Do you really think your getting fuel that isn't or hasn't been cross contaminated with the magic juice ????
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Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: steamup On: Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 6:12 pm

Interesting note is the fiberglass tanks that many gas stations use cannot handle E15 gas. The E10 is the max they can handle before they start disolving. More cost to the consumer.

My latest pickup up is rated for upto E85. The mileage rating is about 2/3 that of E10 gas. So much for economy.
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Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: plumb-r On: Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 6:58 pm

This stuff makes no sense to me, corn is for eating. Sell the corn to the Arabs for oil. One barrel oil to one barrel corn. Why make it hard? :)
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Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 7:40 pm

Didn't all this corn production also screw something up in the farming community as well? And don't farmers need to rotate crop and fields? It seems to me that I heard something about dedicated ethanol farms?
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Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri. Jan. 11, 2013 12:17 am

Well... one word of advice, don't use dry gas to get rid of water in fuel, its already there(ethanol). Etnanols absorbs moisture. if water contamanated, just drain and put new gas in. water stays in suspension in ethanol, will appear cloudy. Thats why fuel doesn't last long stored.
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Re: Watch Out,,, E15 May Be Coming Your Way

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri. Jan. 11, 2013 12:23 am

It will last, but it's got to be 100% air tight. ANY air infiltration will cause the separation you described. Starts out cloudy, then separates into water on one layer, and a piss-colored liquid on the other layer. Neither is any more flammable than straight water. :roll:
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