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Removing ethinol from gas #4602370
12/13/17 09:30 AM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Google it. Just add water to separate. Who's done it? Maybe worth tring in my mower.


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602391
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You're trolling, right? Add water to gasoline in order to 'remove' the ethanol? You realize that that's not at all how that works, right?


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602393
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Yes it does -- try it. I've been doing it for years to make gas for my OPE.

Here is a thread on it: Removing water from E10 gasoline

Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: SirTanon] #4602397
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon
You're trolling, right? Add water to gasoline in order to 'remove' the ethanol? You realize that that's not at all how that works, right?

Seems legit. Adding water causes separation. Ethinol and water attract to each other. Drain the separation into a container. Leaving pure gas.


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602399
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I googled it, I never would have believed it...




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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602405
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Originally Posted By: ARB1977
Originally Posted By: SirTanon
You're trolling, right? Add water to gasoline in order to 'remove' the ethanol? You realize that that's not at all how that works, right?

Seems legit. Adding water causes separation. Ethinol and water attract to each other. Drain the separation into a container. Leaving pure gas.


Seems like a lot of work to have pure fuel. Ethanol is actually a decent cleaner but doesn't store well. If you really need fuel without ethanol why not go the route of finding a pure fuel stations near you? I am sure there is some search capability with your zip code to find none ethanol fuel stations. Personally I wouldn't do this. Sounds like half [removed] chemistry experiment.

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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602414
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https://www.pure-gas.org

Don't forget, you're dropping the octane by doing this.


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: Bgallagher] #4602422
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Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
... If you really need fuel without ethanol why not go the route of finding a pure fuel stations near you? I am sure there is some search capability with your zip code to find none ethanol fuel stations. Personally I wouldn't do this. Sounds like half &#%$#^ chemistry experiment.

None within 100 miles of me.

Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: Kestas] #4602424
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Originally Posted By: Kestas
Yes it does -- try it. I've been doing it for years to make gas for my OPE.

Here is a thread on it: Removing water from E10 gasoline

Do you run an octane booster with it? I've read it drops about 3 points. Since we have 93 here 90 octane wouldn't be bad.


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: Chris142] #4602431
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Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
... If you really need fuel without ethanol why not go the route of finding a pure fuel stations near you? I am sure there is some search capability with your zip code to find none ethanol fuel stations. Personally I wouldn't do this. Sounds like half &#%$#^ chemistry experiment.

None within 100miles of me.

Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602438
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I've wanted to try this for some time but want some way to confirm the octane level afterwards.

Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: Reddy45] #4602450
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I've wanted to try this for some time but want some way to confirm the octane level afterwards.

I would try it with high octane. I've been told it lowers the octane by 3 points or so.

Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602456
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I've done it and brought it up on here months ago. I used 93 octane. It's messy and a hassle.


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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602464
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I've done this. Doesn't take much water to get the ethanol to separate out.

Helps to have the proper type container to do this with as there will be some waste.

I use a plastic 1000ml graduated cylinder.



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Re: Removing ethinol from gas [Re: ARB1977] #4602479
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I bought a Mr. Funnel years ago.
http://www.mrfunnel.com/Mr._Funnel/Home.html

The screen in it is sooo fine, gas passes thru it but not water.

To check its effectiveness, you purposely pour water into it and none should come out.

Now I know what your thinking, will it filter out the alcohol from the gas? ...... NO

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