The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 120
TOM: The idea is that by getting rid of any water in the tank, you eliminate
the chance of the water freezing in the fuel line and preventing the car
RAY: But to be honest, we haven't seen a frozen fuel line in our garage
in a decade or more. Why? It could be because gasolines are better-formulated now. All gasolines have alcohol already mixed into them."
Ethanol doesn't actually absorb the water, it breaks the water down so that ignition and combustion of the gasoline can take place. The water molecules are
then incinerated in the exhaust. In other words, ethanol aids combustion, it
doesn’t inhibit combustion. Gasoline, on the other hand, doesn't have the same
ability to break down the water molecules, so the water separates from the gasoline and freezes, if it's cold enough, or gets sucked into the piston chambers
where it cannot combust.
Does this mean that you could pour five gallons of water into your gasoline tank
and the available ethanol will break down all this water? No, don't be silly; too
much of anything can be bad...even ice cream.
Want to know what one of America's leading auto mechanics says about ethanol? Read this article from Bobby Likis: Can’t We Just Get Rid of Ethanol Ignorance?.
And for those among you who are boat owners and have been swayed by the
ethanol-hygroscopic lies related to boats, you should be aware of the Mercury
Marine Ethanol Webinar conducted in August 2011 - you will be shocked at
their study findings, a position they've continued to support through two subsequent updated Power Point presentations (one in 2016 and another in
The 2016 presentation can be found by CLICKING HERE. Or, you can watch
the 2011 webinar in the video on the next page: