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    I take it I should load up some drums and buy while the alcohol contents high ?
    Or would you guys wait till summer and hope it's still at a good level ?

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    every thing I have learned and been told about alcohol is that when it gets cloudy it has absorbed to much moisture. If it is not stored in an air tight drum this will happen. Then when you try and use it it will contaminate the rest of the system with corrosion not to mention the performance drop. Good luck> M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    every thing I have learned and been told about alcohol is that when it gets cloudy it has absorbed to much moisture. If it is not stored in an air tight drum this will happen. Then when you try and use it it will contaminate the rest of the system with corrosion not to mention the performance drop. Good luck> M
    Since the test kit uses water that is absorbed by the ethanol to determine the ratio, I would guess you can expect the fuel in the test vial to be cloudy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Since the test kit uses water that is absorbed by the ethanol to determine the ratio, I would guess you can expect the fuel in the test vial to be cloudy.

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    Obnoxious001 there is a big difference between e-85 and alcohol. I watched the U-TUBE and that was referring to E-85. Now the way I read it this was an Alcohol test and the U-Tube was E-85. I could be wrong (won't be the first time) but e-85 and true methanol are 2 different fuels. Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Obnoxious001 there is a big difference between e-85 and alcohol. I watched the U-TUBE and that was referring to E-85. Now the way I read it this was an Alcohol test and the U-Tube was E-85. I could be wrong (won't be the first time) but e-85 and true methanol are 2 different fuels. Mark
    The side of his tester states E85, and it's showing 90%, with fluid ( I presume gasoline) above the 90. Nowhere does he say anything about alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    The side of his tester states E85, and it's showing 90%, with fluid ( I presume gasoline) above the 90. Nowhere does he say anything about alcohol.
    I have never seen clear gasoline or E-85. Reread the post I guess?

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    He is testing E85 and its showing E90.

    There is only 10% gas in this stuff.


    I would buy it if it has been sealed up depending on price. compared to methanol.
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    Yes Ron , it is e85 .
    Sent carbs off to Mark Sullens to have converted , AvGas used to be easy to get but due to all the terrorist bullshit they are getting really strict on who has access lately to the pumps . Gonna try the e85 route and keep boat lake friendly and cruise able , also,going with this I don't need an intercooler if I want to bump up boost a bit .
    Im skeptical , but Mark assured me it's not that complicated
    it was $1.62 a gal
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    Oh yea , what's the shelf life of this stuff ? If I add some Lucas Ethanol Stabilzer would it be good for a few months in sealed VP drums ?
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    I see no reason to buy it now.
    When the summer blend is available, I assure you it won't be hard to locate e85 or maybe higher.
    E85 can go bad, so why take a chance?

    The performance difference between e85 and e90 is insignificant.
    In addition, when you start testing the boat for its tune-up, you'll be testing with e90 that may or may not still be good, and after you go through that batch, you'll probably end up running something closer to e85.
    Personally, I don't like storing any fuel, it doesn't get better with age.

    There seemed to be a little confusion on what e85 might be on some of the posts.
    E85 is gasoline with ethanol.
    Ethanol is different from Methanol even though both will be referred to as alcohol.
    Ethanol is used for drinking, as in drinks, but not if it contains gasoline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsplace View Post
    I see no reason to buy it now.
    When the summer blend is available, I assure you it won't be hard to locate e85 or maybe higher.
    E85 can go bad, so why take a chance?

    The performance difference between e85 and e90 is insignificant.
    In addition, when you start testing the boat for its tune-up, you'll be testing with e90 that may or may not still be good, and after you go through that batch, you'll probably end up running something closer to e85.
    Personally, I don't like storing any fuel, it doesn't get better with age.

    There seemed to be a little confusion on what e85 might be on some of the posts.
    E85 is gasoline with ethanol.
    Ethanol is different from Methanol even though both will be referred to as alcohol.
    Ethanol is used for drinking, as in drinks, but not if it contains gasoline.

    Ethanol comes from CORN....

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