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Re: E10 Ethanol
« Reply #15 on: 01.08. 2021 15:39 »
having spent years at a chemical plant and most of the stuff i worked with has now been banned!!modern day lables don't put me off.  COSHH regulations require a green lable on a bar of soap to tell you it's safe to use

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Re: E10 Ethanol
« Reply #16 on: 02.08. 2021 01:57 »
Berger,

Are you saying that in your experiment it already had water in the E10? Or was it after a period of standing?

We have suffered with E10 for a while here, and the push now is to go to E15! I won't get into the politics of it, as I will get on a rant!

I have found that keeping my carbs empty, the tanks full and treated with Stabil, the fuel will stay good for a period of years. It is VERY hard to find "regular" fuel here in the midwest (corn country).
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Re: E10 Ethanol
« Reply #17 on: 02.08. 2021 03:30 »
i have been to the pub *yeah* not been in ages *countdown*seabee the petrol was E5 fresh in a container poured into two vessels [ i like that word at the moment]  and the stuff added to one of the vessels. --- have i spelt that wright? and it did what has been reported. my conclusion is i have proved to myself that E is no good to man or beast, it sucks moisture in very easily.

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Re: E10 Ethanol
« Reply #18 on: 03.08. 2021 17:26 »
I'm a belt and braces person, so I add Redex Lead Replacement, Carb Cleaner and Sta-Bil 360 Marine Ethanol Treatment to a 20 ltr fuel can and fill that up at petrol station with premium petrol. I fill my bike up from that and I make sure I keep the tank full both summer and winter to try and prevent condensation. I've been doing that for a few years now. It only takes a small amount of each additive to add to 20 ltrs, so it doesn't cost a lot, it's no trouble, and it makes me feel I'm giving my A10 the best chance I can to stay reliable and trouble free.

I did hear that when they bring in E10, here in the UK, for 95 octane, 97+ octane premium petrol will stay as E5.

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Re: E10 Ethanol
« Reply #19 on: 05.08. 2021 07:53 »
having spent years at a chemical plant and most of the stuff i worked with has now been banned!!modern day lables don't put me off.  COSHH regulations require a green lable on a bar of soap to tell you it's safe to use

I had a delivery contract for an engineering supply company
The storeman refused to load a 20 litre drum into an enclosed van , so I put it on the roof
The drum contained liquid hand wash .
In a similar vein I get mower blades from the USA
There is a sticker across the bolt hole noting that the blade contains nickle a substance that can cause cancer & / or birth defects
One would have thought the removal of pieces of ones anatomy by the spinning blade might pose a slightly greater risk
And no mention of the boron in the steel a far greater castenogen than nickle ever will be .
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