Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA area
Re: Buoyancy of carb floats in ethanol gas
Right. As a reminder, the ethanol in gasoline blends and the methanol used in racing and "gas dryers" are different animals. Methanol is far more absorbent and far more aggressive, so racer's have to take special precautions just to use it. Ethanol in our gas is not nearly so bad, but the most important step you can take is don't let it sit. The absorbed water isn't a biggie, unless you let it sit to absorb even more water, and then eat your parts. If you only use the car once in a while or store it, drain the system before storage, find a source of straight gas (like boat marinas, small airports and rural stations), or get an additive made for ethanol blends to fight the corrosion.
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