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FUEL MYTHS.
« on: March 04, 2015, 09:26:33 PM »
Fuel myths dispelling that not so conventional wisdom.
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 12:59:10 PM »
Steve do you think one of the problem with e10 is actually the octane level .I do not run ant alcohol in my bikes but for example my triumph   originally was designed for 100 octane and here there are few places that sell it . I run 98 octane with valve saver ,95 and under the bike runs off .my 4stroke lawnmower will not run at all on e10

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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 01:30:35 PM »
Steve,
          Thanks for posting the two petrol guides, very helpful.  Here in the UK we are certainly moving to supposedly 'greener' petrol with ethanol but I'm not sure where the major companies are up to.
 Maybe some of our experts can fill in the gaps. Don't use petrol (diesel car) at the moment except in the mower which seems to run OK.
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 01:53:58 PM »
Here in the US, even Diesel (No 2) has not escaped the reach of the EPA. The greener low sulphur diesel we all use now costs more to produce, produces less energy when burned, and of course costs more at the pump. Triple whammy. Our F350 Super Duty diesel seemed like a great idea when we bought it in 2006, until the low sulphur stuff was introduced later that year, man! It is, despite the fuel expense, an excellent trailer puller, so I should not complain.
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 02:57:13 AM »
Bert how's this for a diesel bill $48000per week tthat's how much my work pays to run all the plant /trucks etc

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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 09:42:30 AM »
I have always used VP 110 in all my stones, its leaded, has a long shelf life and 2 strokes love it, no issues.
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 11:20:05 AM »
Yikes, Coxy! That's a little more than mine...;-)
How much is a gallon of diesel down under?
...bert
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 11:50:00 AM »
 ;D   well heer in the USA they have that dam E10 crap...What it does do is attract water... and never put it in your boat.... We have a  gas staion here that has the good  stuff.. Yes its 3.50 a gal........ i keep it around for the weed wacker and the chain saw... lawnmorer and i try hard to put it in all my bikes... but i think i put some in my stone before i put it for winter last year..... When i looked in the tank last week....  EUUUUUUU.... even that skrean in the top of the tank had rust on it..... Today i will try to clean the tank...... Pray for me..... now were can i get a tank for a stone 350 ???

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 12:06:13 PM »
Tractor Supply carries a rust remover called Evapo-Rust, it works very well, follow the directions and for 20 bucks you will have a new tank. Used to use Milkstone which works great as well but can't find it at Mills Fleet Farm anymore.
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 01:02:13 PM »
EvapoRust is my weapon of choice in the battle with rust. ;D
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2015, 01:50:09 PM »
Last time I fueled up from a paying bowser I think diesel was around $1.60 per litre that was about a year and a half ago

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2015, 01:50:40 PM »
Thanks Bert, its always done the trick for me, little spendy but you get what you pay for.
Is DM still open, was stationed there back in the late 70's?
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Re: FUEL MYTHS.
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2015, 02:41:07 PM »
Lee, I PMed you about DM.
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