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  • pguy40
    Adam, this reflects what I was thinking- water may not blend with gasoline but it certainly does with alcohol- and Alcohol blends with gas. Hmmmmm. Perhaps I
    Message 1 of 23 , Feb 25 7:12 PM
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      Adam, this reflects what I was thinking- water may not blend with
      gasoline but it certainly does with alcohol- and Alcohol blends with
      gas. Hmmmmm. Perhaps I should try it!

      PeTer

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ajdonnison" <adam@s...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Thomas Kehrlein <tom@k...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > David W Lunsford wrote:
      > >
      > > >Hi, Peggy...at the risk of proving my stupidity, if ethanol at
      say, 190
      > > >proof were added to gasoline, wouldn't the water naturally
      seperate
      > out and
      > > >go to the bottom? Just curious...maxtonnage
      > > >
      > > >
      > > David,
      > > Yep, right down there where the pickup tube is.
      > > Thomas
      >
      > It has been a while since I used to run a service station (AKA gas
      > station), but when I was doing this the easiest way to get a car
      going
      > that had water in the fuel tank was to add ethanol (usually
      methylated
      > spirits) to the tank. The ethanol mixes with the water, and also
      with
      > the fuel, making the car driveable again, provided you didn't have a
      > whole tank full of water. I'm not sure how this fits in with the
      > expected theory, but I can vouch for the fact that it worked.
      >
      > Adam
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