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Old 09-01-2019, 06:40 PM
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Until recently it was called Hakes. Now it's Dottie's Family Market gas station, they're still selling ethanol free gas.

898 E Canal Rd
Dover, PA 17315


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Old 09-01-2019, 10:04 PM
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I think that virtually all premium does have ethanol in it. Itís required by law. I can smell the difference in ethanol free and 10% ethanol fuel. There is a website and an app, PureGas.org, (or something like that) that lists stations with ethanol free fuel. Itís allowed to be sold to the general public for boats, motorcycles, and lawn equipment, (with the exception of California) since sitting for long periods of time, allows phase separation to occur, and the subsequent fouling of the carbs.
It absolutely depends on the area. None of the stations around here have any pure gas. The premium still has 10% ethanol.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:29 PM
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It absolutely depends on the area. None of the stations around here have any pure gas. The premium still has 10% ethanol.
Keep looking. I guess if you are religious with the additives they can mitigate the damage, but there is no substitute for non-ethanol fuel.

I can't count how many carbs and fuel tanks I have had to clean out/throw away because of the ethanol fuel. I consider it Kryptonite to any engine that sits for a long period of time.

Never have figured out why the fuel companies just don't go ahead and add something like the Stabil in the fuel at the refinery.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:06 AM
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Yep, and when the ethanol fuel evaporates, it leaves a sticky gum behind that clogs and sticks everything in the fuel system. The worst thing you can do to a small engine is run ethanol fuel in it and then let it sit.



The original poster is running non-ethanol fuel, so he has choices. If you guys think he should not run it dry he probably will be ok to let it sit full, though I would turn the fuel supply off.
A lot of the classic car guys actually like this aspect of modern gasoline, claiming they actually have less carburetor problems with the evaporation. I think where you run into trouble is in humid climates where the ethanol can pull moisture from the air.

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A lot of the classic car guys actually like this aspect of modern gasoline, claiming they actually have less carburetor problems with the evaporation. I think where you run into trouble is in humid climates where the ethanol can pull moisture from the air.

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99% of the time when I go to start a vehicle that has been sitting and gone dry with ethanol fuel in it, I have to pound on the top of the carb with a screwdriver handle to unstick the float needle, or fill the carb bowl manually with fuel and then as the engine is running, squeeze the fuel supply line shut, let it build some pressure and then let it go to try and knock the float needle loose. They always get glued in tight with the lousy fuel.

I think I have mentioned this before, I have found out if you can get a engine running, big or small, and pour some of that sea foam stuff in the fuel, it will eventually over time cut that stuff out.

I have had small engines that I got running, but would only run with the choke 1/2 to 3/4 on. Of course it is running but has little power to do anything. I have put that sea foam in the fuel and after running for a little awhile you can open the choke farther, and after running about 20 minutes you can usually open the choke wide open.
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