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For those of us who have to use Ethanol based gasoline any recommendations of additives to use to help alleviate the effects of Ethanol to our tanks?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2018, 3:54 pm
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if you do a search of this site for Ethanol, I think you will find many lively discussions.

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https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-t...th-stabilizers

this lucas stuff is the best, imho, but I also use Seafoam

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That's crazy, was just looking at this today - What is the Best Ethanol Fuel Treatment?

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That's crazy, was just looking at this today - What is the Best Ethanol Fuel Treatment?
Stabil and that Startron stuff seem like just the thing for winter storage of motorcycles, but to treat ethanol for daily drivers of old vehicles I think the Lucas or Seafoam are better, imo

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Thereís nothing going to protect your plastic tank from the ethanol. All those additives do is keep the water that it attracts in solution rather than settling out.

Think about the one here that is recommended for 100% ethanol. You think itís going to get rid of the ethanol.


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Stabil and that Startron stuff seem like just the thing for winter storage of motorcycles, but to treat ethanol for daily drivers of old vehicles I think the Lucas or Seafoam are better, imo
That's pretty much what the article I posted said as well

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Thereís nothing going to protect your plastic tank from the ethanol. All those additives do is keep the water that it attracts in solution rather than settling out.

Think about the one here that is recommended for 100% ethanol. You think itís going to get rid of the ethanol.


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? I don't see one recomneded here for 100% ethanol, maybe a link you meant to post didn't take?

Also, they do a bit more than "keep the water that it attracts in solution"

The main problem with ethanol fuel is that it absorbs water from the atmosphere. Even fuel with a small amount of ethanol such as an E10 blend can absorb up to 50% more water from the atmosphere than gasoline.

So whatís the problem with water in your gas tank? Basically once the amount of water in the fuel reaches saturation point, it causes the fuel to separate into two layers; one thick and one thin. The thick layer contains gasoline and a small amount of ethanol. The thin layer contains water with ethanol. Even a small amount of water will cause this separation. These additives prevent separation among other things like helping to protect rubber and plastic components.

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Did you click on the Lucas Oil link? Did you read it? Try again.


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