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post #11 of 19 Old 08-17-2019, 03:10 PM
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May I 'borrow' a few gallons of your gas?
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post #12 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 09:39 AM
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Can't say i've paid attention to the warnings on the pump in a long time. I'll look next time i go . all the fuel up here has ethanol or methanol.
I don't know about Sask. but in B.C. we can get non-ethanol contaminated fuel from at least two sources; Chevron 94 and Shell 91 V power.

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I don't know about Sask. but in B.C. we can get non-ethanol contaminated fuel from at least two sources; Chevron 94 and Shell 91 V power.

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so that means here i only get the shell as there is no chevron where i am.

Plus i want my bike to run 87
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post #14 of 19 Old 08-20-2019, 09:52 AM
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so that means here i only get the shell as there is no chevron where i am.

Plus i want my bike to run 87
fair enough. My bikes don't need 91 but that's what I use in order to avoid the corn contaminated fuel.

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Do you know the 2 simplest ways to test for ethanol presents in gasoline?

One way can even measure the percentage.

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Do you know the 2 simplest ways to test for ethanol presents in gasoline?

One way can even measure the percentage.
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post #17 of 19 Old 08-20-2019, 05:31 PM
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#1 simplest, One drop of blue or green water based food coloring into a cup of suspect fuel. Cap & shake it up. If the fuel turns color, the ethanol Absorbed the colorant.
If no ethanol is present the droplet will settle back into the bottom of the container and form a single drop again.

#2, A glass test tube / cigar tube. put 1/4 - 1/2 inch water in the bottom. Draw a line at water level. Add 3 - 4 inches of suspect fuel. Cork it & shake it up.
Allow to settle. If water level raises, that is how much alcohol the water absorbed out of the fuel.

So if one measures graduations on test tube, 0 to 10 mm water level + 1 thru 15mm + 85 mm more to top fuel fill level.
If the water level raises 8mm above the original water level then the 100 mm column of fuel the had 8 % ethanol in it.


Or you can spend a few $ at Test fuel for ethanol alcohol to protect engines from contaminated E10 gasoline., Like I did the first time.
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post #18 of 19 Old 08-21-2019, 06:04 PM
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Anyone besides me remember in-line fuel filters with transparent bowls on the underside, such bowls removable to drain water and any visible crud?

Wonder why such components don't appear to be in use (at least, much) today?
Yes, you can get them at any auto store, farm store or even Home Depot in the small engine parts section. I haven't checked recently but Walmart probably has them too. I've used these a lot and it is such an easy addition.
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I ended up having to use both diaphragms as a gasket to stop the weeping

also took out the brass spigot and plugged the hole with a 6 mm bolt with Teflon tape and turned it up out of the way.




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