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Ethanol in our gasoline

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by ericmcj31, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    Maybe someone is stealing the gas and putting water in it's place. :)
  2. M&SLawnCare

    M&SLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    Watch where you fill up at if your having problems with water in your gas. Its not very uncommon (although illegal) for shady gas stations to put a little water in their tanks to increase their profits. A local station near me has been caught twice for this.
  3. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,450

    Ethanol is the equipment dealer's best friend.

    Avoid all e-fuels!

  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Another rubbish-like ethanol thread slamming home grown fuel in lieu of foreign oil
    Real smart
    Give it a break guys, its the best attempt thus far at gaining a smidge of independence from foreign oil. THE best attempt, perhaps not, but at least we are trying.
    I have run 10% eth. in my equipment two years straight now no problems whatsoever.

    May this thread end here......
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Sir - what you are hearing is ignorance. Ask someone who knows something about the fuel - from in the Midwest preferrably.
  6. mudcat

    mudcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    ECHO will not warranty any euipment that has used ethanol!
  7. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404


    I am hearing this from a reputable repair shop that is certified to the MAX in its repairs. I also am hearing this from people who work FIRSTHAND in the petroleum industry. This person got some fuel from one of these ethanol places and tested it--guess what-? 5% water content!! Tell me, SIR, what machine can continuosly run on 5% WATER!!!???!!! I am no mechanic, but everyone who is in the know seems to say stay away from this stuff. I realize that we should distance ourselves from foreign oil ties-that's a given, but we either need machines that will run on this CRAP or run straight gas! IMO!
  8. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    actually echo will warranty that I just checked on their site
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    I didn't expect anyone to go postal on me....jeez.
    And you spoke to someone in the PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.
    Of course they are going to badmouth ethanol and may skew information. They are competing with ethanol for energy dollars.
    Like I said, speak to someone who knows about ethanol, not a competitor who will feed you a line.
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Disclaimer - I am from Minnesota who is one of the leading states in the nation in promoting and developing alterative fuel sources like ethanol. And darn proud of it.

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