Ethanol free fuel cost

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by sven1277, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. DR J

    DR J LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Sure why don't u do the test described earlier for your own. take a empty coke can flip it up side down,pour etho sheild in, rub will find it eats the ink up which i believe is carbon based. put a few drops of water in it and light on fire, u will notice the water not boiling but vaporizing with solution.Also check flame will be clean all willburn. then try the same thing with sea foam and star tron but make sure to stand back. Not a salesman. master tech and lpg specialist. Just wanting to view some of the things people believe and don't believe about fuels,oils, additives, ect.
  2. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Ok so again I will ask, how does adding this to gasoline remove the ethanol?
  3. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    So how does that get rid of ethanol?
  4. DR J

    DR J LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    You got me in a corner and ya'll are correct will not get rid of ethonal, but will keep the gas and ethanol bonded.encapsulating water thus not allowing phase separation which is what is killing motors. Hope additives will help with the e 15 coming down the pipeline. have not been able to find non etho gas here yet, unless u get the av gas. This is the best solution we have found here getting four to five plus years out of 2 cycle.
  5. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Hey Dr. J,
    You play basketball? Bet you're magic there, too!:cool2:
  6. DR J

    DR J LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Sorry, Wrong color tone sport.
  7. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    "Encapsulating" water is what ethanol does. Ever heard of dry gas? Thing is we don't want gas and encapsulated water to burn in an engine. Ethanol attracts water. Get rid of ethanol and you get rid of the water along with the other problems that ethanol causes like corrosion and damage to rubber parts. I would assume that the only way to separate ethanol from gasoline is to distill it but I don't know how that will effect some of the other desirable components.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  8. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 372

    You are so right I go out of way and pay more for gas that has no ethanol.
  9. Tn Turf

    Tn Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    I paid $3.89/gallon last week for 87 oct.

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