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Old 07-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #15
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I had posted this on another thread

Did you ever take a pencil to regular vs ethanol regular?

If you get 20mpg with regular it takes 50 gallon to go 1000 miles.

If you get 18mpg with ethanol regular it takes 55.6 gallons to go 1000 miles.

With 10% ethanol to a gallon it takes 50 gallons of gas (55.6 x .90 = 50.4) to go 1000 miles plus 5 gallons of ethanol.

This saves oil HOW? Should we not be a little unhappy about this?
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Over about 18 years I had 2 gassers, over 100K of my own miles between both, parked outside all winter, used only ethanol laden fuel, and never had a fuel-based problem. None. Zero.

Put Stabil in and filled the tank, put 10 miles on the MH and ran the gennie for 20 minutes.

I used Stabil in all of the fuel of my powered lawn toys too. Never a fuel-based problem. Some of my trimmer fuel lasted 3 years because that's how long it took to use up a gallon.

It is that simple, friends.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #17
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ethanol in gas up to 15% has nothing to do with saving oil, it's about fewer emissions.

Above that, it's just another fuel.
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You're lucky, James. I'm having problems with my Onan, maybe because I didn't get to do the regular 6-weeks run in the winter of 01-02 after having cardiac surgery. It hasn't run right ever since.

I think either the new fuel pump is over-pressurising the fuel to the carb, or the float valve isn't shutting off. I may have to seek professional help soon, but we don't use the generator very often (once in two years, apart from "exercising" it), so I'm reluctant to spent the money. I think the original owner only exercised it, since it had just 48 hours on the Hobbs meter at 8 years old.
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You're lucky, James. I'm having problems with my Onan, maybe because I didn't get to do the regular 6-weeks run in the winter of 01-02 after having cardiac surgery. It hasn't run right ever since.

I think either the new fuel pump is over-pressurising the fuel to the carb, or the float valve isn't shutting off. I may have to seek professional help soon, but we don't use the generator very often (once in two years, apart from "exercising" it), so I'm reluctant to spent the money. I think the original owner only exercised it, since it had just 48 hours on the Hobbs meter at 8 years old.
It may just need a good carb clean. If your handy with this kind of stuff, it is not to bad of a job to do.
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About one year ago I was having issues with my genny skipping and stuttering. I let my tank get down to about 1/2, then put in one can of Seafoam, drove around for 20-30 miles to mix it up and ran the genny for 2 more hours.
Everything cleared up and its been running great ever since.

Just a suggestion.
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Hey I found a really good article where they took a Tahoe and made the trip from San Diego to Vegas on gas then the next day made the same trip on E85.
http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/...ison-test.html
Turns out gas was cheaper and the difference in emission was a scant 0.5% in favor of E85..
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