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post #1 of 3 Old 05-30-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ethanol Problems?

I ran into a guy last weekend at vintage motorcycle show (the parking lot was at least as good as the show, and the show was great) who had rubber particles plugging up his carb due to what he said was the ethanol in the fuel. Is this becoming an issue? And how does one deal with it other than finding and buying expensive non ethanol gas?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-30-2011, 05:57 PM
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Smile fuel line

use plastic fuel line it won't do that
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-31-2011, 08:29 AM
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wiff is correct, the ethanol will deteriorate the inside of the regular black rubber fuel line with time and it all usually accumulates in the carb. The company I work for has been plagued with ethanol issues for years and it isn't getting any better. The norm is ~10% ethanol in most fuels but we have reports of up to 25% from Georgia and Texas. This really has an effect on air cooled 2-cycle engines that run at high RPM's. We recommend nothing but full synthetic air cooled 2-cycle oils. There I go getting off of the subject again! Look for "Tygon" fuel line, you shouldn't have any problems.

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