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Old 12-02-2007, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With most modern unleaded gas having 10% ethanol, is there any reason to use gas line antifreeze anymore? (seeing as we have 10% alcohol, albeit a different kind, in the gas)
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Lived in Minot, ND for 3 years. Never once had a problem with GAS freezing. I also drove the truck everyday. So, condensation in the tank wasn't an issue either. If anything, its diesel that you need to watch. But even then, i think many of the norther areas use a "winter blend" fuel that has anti-freeze/anti-gel additives.
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No. Alcohol is only for drinking.
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When using my snowmobile. and it's -15C or below I use gas line
antifreeze. If I don't, I risk freeze-up of the carb's and cause
serious damage to my engine. (running too lean).
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MXZ500
When using my snowmobile. and it's -15C or below I use gas line
antifreeze. If I don't, I risk freeze-up of the carb's and cause
serious damage to my engine. (running too lean).
I think that's a different issue. You're probably forming "carburator ice" which is freezing
the water vapor in the air due to the venturi effect in the carb. One reason not to use a
snorkel in really cold weather (let the engine breathe warm air).
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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With the ethanol in todays gasoline....." gas line anitfreeze" is NOT needed
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