hooknline wrote:Which part are you disputing inbred? The fact that its lower in energy content, the fact that it absorbs moisture, the fact that its a solvent, or the fact that it is indeed the cause of engine problems in some areas of the country?
I have come to the conclusion that with my limited exposure to the product (almost 20 years, 17 of it forced), compared to you southern fellas vast unending knowledge of the product, I must no longer dispute what it does or does not do. You are far more schooled in the product.
However a couple final facts. If it is a solvent it is very tasty, it is no lower in energy than any other oxygenate, it has never caused me an engine problem in 20 years,(of course most of my equipment has a fuel filter), and if it does indeed absorb moisture as you suggest, it has the same opportunity to absorb it here in MN as it does there in Florida and we do not have ice in the filters during the winter.
But again I will bow down to your vast knowledge and repeated exposure to the product for the last 20 years, you would know more than I. Thanks for telling me about all the horrible things ethanol will do to my gas engines, I will probably lay awake at night for the rest of my life hoping it doesn't happen, and being thankfull that it has not happened in the last 20 years because it only takes one tankfull for most of you southern fells.
Think about or atleast try, because ethanol as an oxygenate isn't going to go away, your mechanic is a liar.
Our mechanics and oil men fed us that same line of BS 18 years ago and none of it ever happened. Think about the quality of the equipment you are buying nothing last, it is all junk put the blame where it belongs.
It does not take me long to realize when I have forgotten more about cattle than you will ever learn.