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Old 08-14-2008, 02:42 PM   #21
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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?
the entire reason we have ethanol in gasoline now is because MTBE was banned. there is NO MTBE in any fuel you can buy in the states, the EPA banned it's use 2 years ago because there was a worldwide study that found MTBE in every water source on the planet. they found out that mtbe is insoluble and doesn't ever go away. so they replaced it with ethanol to bring the octane of the gasoline back up.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:54 PM   #22
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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...
Yes but it keeps the EPA at arms length & they are still putting record coin in their pocket every quarter.
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I only had 50 hours on my boat and had to have the carbs rebuilt. The mech. showed me the build up in the carbs. It was a white crystal like powder.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:30 PM   #25
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It was a white crystal like powder.
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I only had 50 hours on my boat and had to have the carbs rebuilt. The mech. showed me the build up in the carbs. It was a white crystal like powder.
you sure the cocaine baggies didn't leak into your fuel while your were bringing it over? lol
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The big problem with that is that my warranty states 10% ethanol only or will void warranty. So is the government going to pay to fix my bike when my warranty gets voided? " NO" Guess race gas is the only way to keep your bike running properly. "That sucks"
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The big problem with that is that my warranty states 10% ethanol only or will void warranty. So is the government going to pay to fix my bike when my warranty gets voided? " NO" Guess race gas is the only way to keep your bike running properly. "That sucks"
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you sure the cocaine baggies didn't leak into your fuel while your were bringing it over? lol
anyone remember the premise of this Bond film ? lol

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anyone remember the premise of this Bond film ? lol

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no.... I never agreed with pierce bronson as 007.
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no.... I never agreed with pierce bronson as 007.
? lol That wasnt Bronson.... lol



anyhow, the Drug guy was mixing in all of his cocaine into gas tanker trucks and shipping it across country. Thought it was fitting. lol
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? lol That wasnt Bronson.... lol



anyhow, the Drug guy was mixing in all of his cocaine into gas tanker trucks and shipping it across country. Thought it was fitting. lol

your right....dalton dood. didn't like him either,lol
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Question... why would a throttle body have fuel residue? In a car, the throttle body never sees fuel... it sees air intake only. Where on a bike is the fuel injected? If it's "after" the throttle body, I don't understand how that is fuel residue.
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Question... why would a throttle body have fuel residue? In a car, the throttle body never sees fuel... it sees air intake only. Where on a bike is the fuel injected? If it's "after" the throttle body, I don't understand how that is fuel residue.
I understand your question, but on my bike, the injectors fire on top of the throttle bodies and down into the head.
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