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Ethanol!!! :D

The first time I heard of any issues was at the local hardware store that also sells and services Stihl chainsaws, Stihl had informed them that ethanol was causing problems. It attracts water in the fuel and works great as a cleaner. It seems to be more of a problem with fuel that sits, especially in smaller engines. I don't think their is as much of a problem in automobiles.

I mentioned this to my wifes uncle and we started looking for local gas stations that do not sell ethanol fuel.

Everything was going great until he mentioned that he was having a problem with his well serviced motocycle, I think it was from 1986. He thought that he was leaking fuel and wanted me to look at it while he started it. :USA: Before he got a chance to turn the key I noticed fuel running out of the overflow tubes from both carb's. Called his bike mechanic, explained the issue and his immediate response was ETHANOL in the fuel!

It seems my wife's uncle had started using fuel without ethanol in everything but his motorcycle , which was not getting run as often. Once it was repaired it ran fine.

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Back in the 50's when I was a kid you could get gas on your hand

hold it up to the air for 30 seconds or so and it would be complete dry. Now when you get it on your hand you have to go wash the greasy mess off.

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HORSEFEATHERS! P.S. Old Iron, That salami spaceship is ready for inner gastrointestinal space travel!

Yep - bet It drops out of warp speed somewhere in the orbit of Uranus.

I know . I know :D :USA:

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Did I tell you all that I love this place? You guys are too much!

That salami spaceship is just matter, and all matter can not be created or destroyed just change it's molecular structure!

Sooo... Molecular srtucture happens! :D HORSEFEATHERS!

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Scotty...give me warp 2, but beam me up first. :D

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No No No...light speed is too slow. We'll have to go right to...Ludicris speed!

(Jason will understand) :D

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No No No...light speed is too slow. We'll have to go right to...Ludicris speed!

(Jason will understand) :D

Whatever you do, don't go to plaid.

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No No No...light speed is too slow. We'll have to go right to...Ludicris speed!

(Jason will understand) :D

Whatever you do, don't go to plaid.

Don't ever play that part again..... :USA:

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Take me away salami spaceship through the black hole and over the abyss into that spinning world of... flush! Where do we go from here? I'll guess directly into that carb float bowl that looks like Molecular restructure! :D HORSEFEATHERS!

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May I be the first to say that the Enterprise looked really, REALLY, DELICIOUS!!

I couple cold cans of ethanol, some extra sharp cheddar, crackers, and The Enterprise and I would be friggin' set!!!!

MAN!! :D :USA:

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Scotty, there's no intelligent life here, beam me up!

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:D Reply to SOI :

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Sorry ,We got :D there, but I like the salami starship!

And in the Time Space continuum: Rember "Time wounds all heels!"

Errrr..... is that "Time heals all wounds? I forget!

:USA: HORSEFEATHERS! P.S. Old Iron,Put that dueling pistol down and keep the good stuff comming your wounds will heal!

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A closer, more in depth inspection revealed the source of the deposits in Ray's carb bowl......

:D

powerrangerpoopin.jpg

Molecular Structure.... Happening

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Formerly Fan, Luv that Muttly avatar! I certianly hope thats a Wheel Horse manual that I-bot is readin'!

Molecular Structure Happening For Sure!That salami starship will keep a guy going, and going! To the outer reaches of the inner mind! (This Molecular Structure is getting deep!) :D HORSEFEATHERS!

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Just don't sprinkle that stuff in Rays carburetor on the Star Ship! :D

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Different parts of the country MUST have different blends of additives in their fuels.

In mid 2005 I bought a D-160. The day after I hauled it home I filled the fuel tank. I've put less than five hours of run time on it since.

Friday afternoon I hooked a battery charger to it while I reseated the bead on a flat rear tire (about an hour and a half due to a flash rain storm) and fired it up for the first time since last summer. Loaded it on my truck and moved it to my new house. I unloaded it and parked it out back. That was with the five year old gas in the tank.

Come to think of it, it's not at all uncommon for me to run things with year or more old fuel, with no problems. :D

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Different parts of the country MUST have different blends of additives in their fuels.

Come to think of it, it's not at all uncommon for me to run things with year or more old fuel, with no problems. :USA:

Jim, you aren't filling your gas cans with moonshine by mistake are you? :wh: Some of it would start an engine without pistons.......... Wouldn't know personally, that's what the big boys told me.. :D

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Different parts of the country MUST have different blends of additives in their fuels.

Come to think of it, it's not at all uncommon for me to run things with year or more old fuel, with no problems.

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