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#925256 - 09/20/08 06:27 AM Ethanol in our Boats!
skynimrod
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Are some of you having problems with this?
I HAVE AN OLDER BOAT WITH A FIBERGLASS GAS TANK, AND OLD GAS LINES.
Finding petrol with out this crap is getting tough. I'm using Seafoam as a defender against E-10, if I cannot find the good stuff.
And just finding gas and or heading out on the water is really becoming a pain in the arse.
Maybe back to bank fishing for me
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#925267 - 09/20/08 06:42 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: skynimrod]
AlabamaSwamper
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Yeap, I'm hearing about it lots around here.

Luckily, I have several stations that don't have any in their's but I'm sure its coming everywhere.

Seems to be the older boats having the problems. My luck, my boat is older. lol
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#925383 - 09/20/08 09:24 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
Catwagon
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Registered: 07/23/05
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The bad thing about ethanol is that it's hydroscopic, which means it attracts atmospheric water. If you have a steel fuel tank or lines, the natural water content of the ethanol will get to work rusting everything out over time. Your motor will run this stuff ok, but you'll have to switch over to a plastic tank and eliminate whatever steel components are in the fuel delivery system.

Newer motor vehicles can take it because they use stainless lined or alloy tanks. I'm already starting to have trouble with my '67 Ford truck which has an all steel fuel system. Over time this cursed ethanol blended fuel is gonna ruin it unless I drop some big bucks for a stainless lined tank and modify my fuel system (my carb has a steel base).


Edited by Catwagon (09/20/08 09:26 AM)

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#925418 - 09/20/08 10:01 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Catwagon]
skynimrod
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Catwagon I never heard about the steel line problem. Thanks for the heads up. About you 67 Ford I also have a 67 F250 with 72 drive train powered by a carter 4 barrel atop a 390
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#925423 - 09/20/08 10:04 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: skynimrod]
Crosshairy
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The refinery in Memphis started blending up to 10% ethanol in all the gasoline it makes starting this last April, so basically any gas station in SW TN or the surrounding area likely has ethanol in it.

I can't speak to middle/east TN, since we don't send a lot of product there on a regular basis.
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#925452 - 09/20/08 10:28 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Crosshairy]
skynimrod
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Do you know if TN law states that retailers have to sticker the ethanol or E-10 on the pumps that have it?
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#925540 - 09/20/08 12:25 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: skynimrod]
mossyhorns300
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I don't know about the law, but most gas stations around Memphis do have stickers on the pump stating that the gas contains up to 10% Ethanol.
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#925561 - 09/20/08 12:50 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: mossyhorns300]
stik
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ethanol did $2300 damage to my motor years ago. it will separate from the gas if left to sit for a week. a straight shot of ethanol will melt the tops off your pistons. texaco here has no ethanol and there is a mom and pop station advertising 100% gas. i will go well out of my way to buy pure gas.
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#926083 - 09/20/08 09:22 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
ethanol did $2300 damage to my motor years ago. it will separate from the gas if left to sit for a week. a straight shot of ethanol will melt the tops off your pistons. texaco here has no ethanol and there is a mom and pop station advertising 100% gas. i will go well out of my way to buy pure gas.

Have used real gas here since the ethanol hoax started.I did a search for non ethanol brands and Chevron is one of the few.Since I can throw a rock to our new Chevron station, I asked about their fuel.It wasn't a week until they had the 100% sign up,also. From what I found, it is law that the sticker must be posted on the pump if not 100% petroleum....
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#927039 - 09/21/08 06:46 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Fence Post]
holstonangler
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Exxon I believe sells 100% gas as well.
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