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Getting rid of ethanol

I did a test and found my local Mobil station only had 3.9 percent ethanol in its fuel compared to 8-10 percent for the other guys(I did the water method in a graduated cylinder). Anyway, I poured a quart of fuel into a Chinese food container, mixed in some water, and after it separated, punched a hole about a quarter inch above the ethanol/water mixture and drained out the "just gas" into another container. Boy did that make a difference in the old Ariens! Also did that to mix up some 2-stroke fuel and the results were great. It takes a little time but I think it's worth it.
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cool. nice job neighbor (stratford).
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Some more on this topic
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-gasoline.html

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Yeah - if your stuck in one of those places where you have no choice I guess make it yourself.




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so what are you doing with all the ethanol

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Since it's mixed with water, not much. Just throwing on the dirt pile.
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Since it's mixed with water, not much. Just throwing on the dirt pile.
That's all it's good for anyway!

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Should have looked here first. I saw an article in Popular Mechanics back from the 80's about the Kent-Moore alcohol detection Kit #J34353 while doing a search.
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