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daddy

daddy

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The garbage ruined a $700.00 set of injectors in my yamaha outboard. I won't run anything with ethanol in my small engines or boat. Screw that crap. Corn isn't even good to eat.
 
rogue60

rogue60

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I cant stand Ethnol fuels especially winter gas with butane wont even run in my saws ,blowers and trimmers when hot out. I will go way out of my way at any cost to avoid that damn pump gas garbage at any cost! I just bought ten gallons of Avgas today.
Yeah same all our pump fuel down here has gone to crap I have avgas in summer ready for when nothing will restart. Boiling vapor locking ethanol rubbish!
 
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Overkill338

Overkill338

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Yeah same all our pump fuel down here has gone to crap I have avgas in summer ready for when nothing will restart. Boiling vapor locking ethanol rubbish!
My Rubicon had horrible trouble on the beach. Park it for 5 minutes and it got horrible heat soak in those middle inkectors, it missed like hell.
 
Canyon Angler

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Interesting I’ve never heard you would actually lose power, at least not in a modern computer controlled 4 stroke multi piston engine. Carbureted two stroke single cylinder may be different I guess.
The way I understand it is that since they banned MTBE, they're using ethanol to boost octane, so a higher-octane gasohol probably has a greater % of ethanol than a lower-octane gasohol.

If that's the case, since ethanol contains fewer BTU/gallon than gas (about 9-11% less if I remember right), that means a higher-octane gasohol will have fewer BTUs in a given volume of fuel than a lower-octane gasohol. So that higher-octane "rocket fuel" gasohol actually has less energy per unit volume.

Not sure that's exactly what's going on, but that's the way I always thought it worked...
 
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