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Dry Gas in exteme cold weather #5324976 01/17/20 06:57 AM
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I'm wondering if other board members bother with using dey gas in extreme cold weather. I personally do not but wonder if it's a thing.


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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: FA_WRX] #5324989 01/17/20 07:11 AM
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I don't anymore. Fuel has enough alcohol in it already.


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The cashier at the parts store tried to upsell me some dry gas a couple of years ago. I said "No thanks, the gasoline is already almost 10% dry gas". He smirked and said "Yup, okay." Coffee2

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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: spasm3] #5325051 01/17/20 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by spasm3
I don't anymore. Fuel has enough alcohol in it already.


Yep not really needed anymore, 10% ethanol and all, unless you made an enemy.


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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: FA_WRX] #5325052 01/17/20 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by FA_WRX
I'm wondering if other board members bother with using dey gas in extreme cold weather. I personally do not but wonder if it's a thing.


If you are using E10 fuel there is no need and you do not want to get over 10% as your engine was not designed for more than 10%. But most times its not really 10%, more like 7% so while adding dry gas will not help it will not hurt either.

But the quickmart store sell it and their gas is E10.


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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: FA_WRX] #5325062 01/17/20 08:41 AM
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The pumps around here say "up to" 10% ethanol. I have found at times they sell pure gas. This was back a couple years ago when gas prices hit a low.

I still have an old can of dry gas from the 60s or 70s with a bottle cap lid. The contents are methanol..

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The other factor is fuel pumps. In the old days you had mechanical fuel pumps on the engine that could only pull a vacuum to get gas from the tank to the pump. Now you have 60 psi electric pumps sitting back in the tank.

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E10 gas doesn't need it.

Plus most places sell Methanol DG which is a fuel system killer.
If It doesnt say Isopropanol dont go near it,

We use DG for home made soda pop can camping stoves though smile

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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5325170 01/17/20 10:32 AM
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That is cool! How do you construct the can? Is hole size critical? What do you use to make consistent holes? Drill bit?


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What is dry gas? I just try to use E0 when it gets below 0f. A little E10 mixed in there here n there too for moisture.

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I don't. Personally I am often running my fuel tank down to near E, thus it's always getting filled up with fresh gas. And E10 has "dry gas" in it.

But I'm not sure where it'd get moisture from in the first place. The fuel system is very tightly closed.


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Re: Dry Gas in exteme cold weather [Re: nascarnation] #5325293 01/17/20 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by nascarnation
Now you have 60 psi electric pumps sitting back in the tank.


These also add a small amount of heat to the fuel.


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Originally Posted by spasm3
That is cool! How do you construct the can? Is hole size critical? What do you use to make consistent holes? Drill bit?


Just do a search for " aluminum can alcohol stove "



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It might be able to lower the freezing point if there's any water in there. I don't think it's just about the dispersal of water in an E10 solution, but that something like isopropanol will lower the freezing point of the mixture even further. The freezing point of isopropanol is higher than ethanol, but I thought that some mixtures tended to freeze at lower temperatures.

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Originally Posted by dadto2
The cashier at the parts store tried to upsell me some dry gas a couple of years ago. I said "No thanks, the gasoline is already almost 10% dry gas". He smirked and said "Yup, okay." Coffee2


Quit making the parts guy look dumb lol. I must have got the same guy as he told me STP oil was what all the racecar drivers use. Told me my Redline was nothing special.


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