The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 248
Engines break down. Engines break down regardless of the fuel they use. Everything you blame on ethanol is also true of gasoline and diesel fuel, and it has
been true since the invention of the internal combustion engine. If someone
owns an older boat or car they are always advised to not use ethanol blends...always. I don't know any ethanol proponent that tells owners of older vehicles to
use ethanol unless the engines and fuel systems have been fitted with modern
components. If you have customers with antique boats and you let them use
E10 at your marina then you should have been responsible for any problems
and costs - I hope you didn't make thousands of dollars by providing shoddy
In general, if you've experienced situations in which your customers' boats were
subject to extensive "clogging" it's because they should have had their engines
cleaned and serviced, or because you did a lousy job in cleaning and servicing
the engines. If you question my comments then go argue with Mercury Marine.
They'll tell you that you are wrong.
You use the term "hygroscopic nature," and I guarantee you don't know what
you're talking about because what you think it means isn't what it actually
Your comments about leaving "all kinds of solids...for extended periods and (it)
becomes almost inflammable after a few years" is a joke. What mechanic would
leave any type of fuel or solids in an engine for extended periods or even years?
I'll tell you what kind of mechanic: A lousy one.
To top it off, your claim that ethanol creates "less power" is proof positive that
you don't know what you're talking about.
Oh, in case you didn't get the memo, government subsidies on retail sales of
ethanol-gasoline blends ended a few years ago...and ethanol blends are still
cheaper than ethanol-free gasoline.
Follow up by ROBERT P:
Its funny how you separate yourself from mechanics showing that you are
clearly not one and that you lack any high volume real world perspective.