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Old 08-13-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Ethanol sucks. lol

My throttle has been sticking more and more coming off idle, It also made a clicking noise from under the airbox, so I decided to open her up and take a look.



for the record your throttle bodies should not be coated in an orange gummy substance....lol

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oh wow, that doesn't look good...thats from ethanol? i thought it was clean burning?
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yup thats wats been happening to alota bike iv had lately
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:58 PM   #4
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oh wow, that doesn't look good...thats from ethanol? i thought it was clean burning?
emission wise sure, but it gums up alot of .
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:03 PM   #5
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you can think your government for that....and the standard is set to be risen and go from I think 10% ethanol in 2008 to 15% by 2010.
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You should take your fuel pump out and inspect it for more. Tap it on the ground and your bound to get more out
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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same thing is happening to me but they say as long as your bike is fuel injected your good but with all these carbed bike it gums it up and make them run like pooh...going through the same thing with my YZF600R
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leave that long enought and you'll get corn kernels
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b12 chemtool or seafoam
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chemtool is awsome
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We constantly do ethanol fuel testing at my job for rough running cars... about 50% fail that I test.
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We constantly do ethanol fuel testing at my job for rough running cars... about 50% fail that I test.
I would believe it. BMW said nothing more than 10%. However independent testing has revealed that the content is usually much higher than the indicated 10%. Shell 93 has been one of the only ones to be closer to that mark.
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one investigation said walmart's gas was as high as 20%... my car only got 17.1 gallons last time i filled up there and i usually get at least 19.5, and my friends truck was only getting 15 instead of 17.5
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Some of that gunk is from the additives like MTBE they mix in gasoline to lower emissions. We do have higher than allowed amounts of ethanol in our local gas, there was a report a few months ago. Every time I get a tank of gas that makes my car or bike run like , I blame the ethanol content.

There was a bill recently in Minnesota (?) that would allow ethanol content to be as high as 20%. Of course there would be protections in place so that gas would never be mixed with standard gas. You can trust the oil companies to do the right thing, right?
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one investigation said walmart's gas was as high as 20%... my car only got 17.1 gallons last time i filled up there and i usually get at least 19.5, and my friends truck was only getting 15 instead of 17.5
???? I think the gallon of gas sold to you is premixed with the Ethanol. They are not selling you 15 gallons of gas and 2.1 gallons of ethanol. It's just gas w/ ethanol they are selling you...shouldn't affect how much gas your tank holds.
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i believe he's referring to fuel economy, not capacity.
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Top Tier gas companies are suppose to be within the 10% realm. The others can do that which they wish.
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chemtool is the chit. The ethanol was phuckin my Bluewave bay boat up also so I sold it.
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ethanol get worse fuel mileage. I guess this is the result of price wars. they ethanol it down instead of watering it down,lol.
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I don't see the point. They say they charge you a little less than if it didn't have ethanol, but your vehicle still requires more since it goes less on the same amount of fuel. So you have to put in more essentially doing away with any savings...
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