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Old 09-16-2007, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
Or you might just dump a few oz. of Gas Dri in the tank. The alcohol absorbs water.
Not all types of alcohols are the same. Alcohol in the fuel is part of the problem to start with. Gas Dri uses METHYL alcohol which bonds with the water letting it burn off along with the gas. Now ETHANOL which is added to almost all gas now days is a type of alcohol, that will pull moisture out of the air via you fuel vent does not bond well with water. By itself it bonds with water real well but when gas is added to the mix the ETHANOL trades the water for gas letting the water settle to the bottom of the gas tank. So you are getting water in your gas right out of thin air. So why do they use ETHANOL and not METHYL alcohol, I can only guess it comes down to cost. I do not know.
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