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09-06-2006 06:43 AM  14 years ago
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Kona Chopper

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gasoline ethanol blend
Recently, whithin the last month, where I live it has been mandatory that all gasoline fuels are ethanol blend. Is that a bad thing for the ones who still use gasoline in their gassers. I know some of you use camper fuel, but, I always had good luck with gasoline. Is ethanol bad for gasser engines.


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09-06-2006 06:46 AM  14 years ago
AGRAV8

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as far as I know, there are no reports to suggest it will be a detriment to the engine...some places have had this mix for many years (I remember it in Omaha, Ne. back in 1983).

Lets see if anyone else has some input.
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09-06-2006 07:35 AM  14 years ago
AussiJohn

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I would not say it is bad for Gassers, but from playing with cars I would suggest you keep an eye on fuel mixtures. It may end up a little lean with ethanol and maybe get a bit of pre-ignition happen. Keep an eye on cylinder head temps and an ear out for any change in engine noise, if any pinging noises appear try and give it more fuel. These are my thoughts but my experience is with 4 strokes pumping 500+ horses to the ground.

As Agrav8 says, will be interesting learning a bit more on this. Us Australians will be in the same situation soon. But I love my Solvent (camper gas, sold as a degreaser here) no smell and cleaner for these little low compression motors.

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09-07-2006 06:43 AM  14 years ago
Sig Dawg

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Using an ethanol blend in snowmobiles it is usually recommended to go up one size bigger jet on the carb. So I would think that you should just have to richen it a bit since the basic operation of the two engine is virtually the same. Ethanol blends, I believe are considered to be oxygenated fuels so they by nature will result in a lean condition vs reg. unleaded.Jason
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