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Old 03-16-2013, 08:35 PM
GrassGuerilla GrassGuerilla is offline
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Originally Posted by birddseedd View Post
but newer engines are designed to work with ethanol?
Auto engines have. OPE is at best made to tolerate ethanol. Air cooled, diaphram pump carb two strokes are the worst afflicted. All air cooled engines run better on straight gas. That's pretty well documented.

The reason for ethanol in our fuel is allegedly to improve emissions. That's debatable, and suspect at best. It has more to do with money than anything else. 10% of our fuel now is "grown" by farmers. American industry including Everything from the seed & fertilizer sellers the tractor and implement sellers truckers and farmers benefit from it. No wonder they want to push another 5%. But I really didn't want this to get political. It's here, we have to deal with it.
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