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#952475 - 10/05/08 12:53 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: holstonangler]
Crosshairy
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FYI..."Exxon" and "Chevron" do not necessarily do anything consistently with regards to their products across all stores. Each store does its own thing based on who owns the franchise and where that area gets its fuel products from. If it just so happens that the stores in your area do that, then you're lucky, but it's not going to apply across a whole region, state, or nation.

A common misconception is that Exxon refineries truck their product to Exxon stations, for example.

In the vast majority of cases, the only difference between the gasoline at one station to the next is the additive they put into the load of gasoline at the terminal where the delivery truck is loaded. The additive puts the "brand" on the gasoline. If a particular terminal blends ethanol into their gasoline, then all stations in that area that use the terminal will have ethanol in their tanks.

Just an FYI.
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#959548 - 10/08/08 06:41 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: holstonangler]
bohun10g
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What gets me is,Like they are watering the gas down with ethanol and we are still paying full price for it.
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#960075 - 10/08/08 10:19 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: bohun10g]
Crosshairy
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what's even more crazy is that the ethanol that we all hate costs more than the gasoline it is replacing.

The only reason it doesn't make gas MORE expensive is that the government is paying huge subsidies to companies that blend it into the gasoline to encourage "alternative fuels" even though corn-based ethanol is practically the least efficient alternative fuel we could be using.
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#960140 - 10/08/08 11:26 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Crosshairy]
holstonangler
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Maybe thats why the cost of corn has doubled this year.
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#960971 - 10/09/08 11:41 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Catwagon]
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 Originally Posted By: Catwagon
The bad thing about ethanol is that it's hydroscopic, which means it attracts atmospheric water.



and that's where the big problem is gonna lie come this winter. I can't wait to see how many boats are going to be stuck at the ramp with frozen fuel lines come the first hard freeze.
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#964517 - 10/11/08 05:42 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Polecat]
Crosshairy
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Polecat,

Check the following link for freezing points of ethanol/water mixtures.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ethanol-water-d_989.html

It's a chemical phenomenon called freezing point depression. Sort of like antifreeze does with water in your radiator.

Just thought you might like to know.
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#964965 - 10/12/08 07:48 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Crosshairy]
kdxdude
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I talked with my boat mechanic about the Ethanol problems, he actually brought the subject up. He said he had been seeing a lot of problems with the Ethanol affecting the fuel system. He said, that if I use any gas with ethanol in it, to change the fuel filter every season.
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#965566 - 10/12/08 06:15 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: skynimrod]
Daddybucktn
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Registered: 11/10/07
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 Originally Posted By: skynimrod
Do you know if TN law states that retailers have to sticker the ethanol or E-10 on the pumps that have it?


I am told it is the law? Not sure where you are putting in but I know the BP and Shell here at the Clinton Exit 122 is advertising 100% gas. Its only 12 miles away from you!

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#967955 - 10/13/08 09:45 PM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: Daddybucktn]
JA1234
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What do yall think about Marine Sta-Bil
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#968307 - 10/14/08 06:45 AM Re: Ethanol in our Boats! [Re: JA1234]
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I have checked the Shells, BP's, and Maps, around here, and all have Eth. stickers. The Exxon Tiger Market does not have stickers. I run my gas with Seafoam, keep it topped off, and fire her up every week to maybe off set this crap.
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