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#1 fxdb96 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Take a look at my carb bowl.

 

I want to conduct a fuel breakdown test.  I am going to buy fuel from different gas stations, and set up samples in jars.  I will have a control jar for each.  Some jars will be open to air/atmosphere, others will be sealed.  I would like to add staaabil and other additives to them and see what happens.

 

Who else has nasty gas pics!?

 

Any other suggestions for my gas deterioration test?

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:24 PM

Oh don't get me started on this new blended fuel!  It's the scourge of the earth to me.  I'm a farmer, but not a grain farmer, so all the blended fuel does for me is drive up my feed prices I pay, and ruin carbs!

  I am much looking forward to your tests. 


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Up here one of the three in town gas stations sells "recreational gas" which is supposed to be alcohol free and 90 octane.  I have been using it in everything,, including for customers, except my truck and diesel engines for about four years now and it has made a big difference in the number of carb kits I have installed.  It does cost about the same as premium gasoline though.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:46 PM

Well, I would most def pay a little extra to get non ethanol gas.  I need to buy a drum of VP110 race fuel for my truck eventually.. My plan is to add a little to my small engine gas cans in hopes that the additives will make it keep longer.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:49 PM

Its a problem everywhere. Every Lawn and garden dealer I have spoke with have said the new fuel is just killing the carbs , eating the gaskets and bronze parts ect.  80% of mowers that are coming into shops are with fuel related ethanol problems.

 

With a shelf life of 30 days I guess that's to be expected :wallbanging:

 

WE WANT OUR OLD FUEL BACK!


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:53 PM

I use what they call " Recreational Fuel" here locally. It's .40cents more a gallon but it has no ethonal in it.    Good luck with the test. Will be interested in the results.                                   Roger.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:02 PM

puregas.org is the site to visit, to find the station nearest you that carries non-ethanol fuel. You can edit existing info or add a station if one you know about isn't listed.
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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:07 PM

It is my understanding that our county Co-op station has a pump with "non-ethanol", and is more expensive.

 

Ethanol fuel only has about a 30 day shelf life.

 

I hate the stuff! I add a can of Sea-Foam to every 5 gallon can of fuel I buy for the small internal combustion engines I have. I even put Sea Foam in the motorcycles. I don't add any conditioner to the truck, as gasoline doesn't stay in the truck very long!


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:10 PM

   I don't know????  I have heard lots of complaints about ethanol but I myself have not had any issues.  I use all my stuff regularly or at least run it monthly, I did once put stabil in my Cadillac before I put it up for the winter but in the spring it ran like crap for the first two tanks of fuel till I got the stabil out. 


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Here the high test does not have ethanol. I always use that in all my small engine equipment now. 


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Blended fuel may suck but I don't have a choice.

Because of that, I "try" only keep fresh fuel in stock. I drain anything that sits and only buy gas as needed.

 

Yes blended fuel sucks...


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:25 PM

been using it since the gas shortage in the 70s. maybe i don't know better but have no problems.
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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Anyone else remember when you could actually light gas  with a match nowdays you cant even get it lit


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:40 PM

been using it since the gas shortage in the 70s. maybe i don't know better but have no problems.

That when we got it, back in 1978, been running it ever since and have never had a bit of trouble with it. I've seen several problems in other peoples stuff, like foam floats get eaten, and stuff that looked like rock candy in fuel bowls, so I suppose there is some problem with it. I believe some of it is the way you use and store your equipment.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 09:03 PM

I'll admit. I have not experienced any major issues with blended fuels. I do believe it raises the cost of fuel though.







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