The gasoline sold in my area has 10% ethanol added. I have been using it
for 4 cycle and 2 cycle engine for years. Mowers, chain saw, leaf
blower, weed whacker, power washer, and generator. The only problem I
have noticed is that when the engines are running, I seem to want to
have a drink. :-)
No, 15%, and it's methanol (not ethanol) that's hard on gaskets and
such. Ethanol is no big deal, other than it sucks gas mileage down
the drain. Consider it "gasoline helper". No substance; but a
tasty filler. Stay away, if you can.
It's ETHANOL, and IT'S 85%. Why do you think they call it E85???????
It's not called M15!!
My explorer dropped 23% in MPG with E85 and the price was 19% cheaper. So,
no it's not economical, but then again, I was conserving gasoline.
"krw" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
It's a concept that is just starting to catch on this year. Once farmers
start making ethanol instead of collecting gov't subsidies for letting
fields go unused, the price should drop until it is economical, the rising
price of gasoline might bring that turning point to us even sooner.
If you can even get it.
I haven't seen an E85 pump in california yet. I bet we can't get it anyway,
all that crap about special formulations that make our gas more expensive.
Still over $3.05 this week round here. According to the website, only 4
exist in CA and all are on Federal property.
Something that I read in the manual of a new lawn mower that my parents
just bought: do not let gas/alcohol blends sit in its tank for extended
periods. I believe that meant more than 30 days.
According to the manual, alcohol in the blend tends to pull moisture
from the air, and in so doing forms corrosive compounds. It recommends
that before putting the lawn mower away, you should actually run it until
its tank is empty.
Other than that, up to 10% ethanol in the mix will work just as well
as pure gasoline.
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