Check this out, it is all about Sta-bil, I'm switching to the Marine version. :o
So I take it you will be using this from now on. We also use it in all 15 of the tractors diesel fuel over the winter.I use it in my 2500 Ram also my quad. I have a gal. of stabilizer with me at all times.
Yep, I was using regular Stabil, but it only works for about 5 months, against the ethanol.But what I'm going to do in addition to the Marine Stabil, is go to the airport and get aviation fuel, the law doesn't force them to screw up engines with bad gas.At least I can get 110 octane level and my quad will run like it was designed to do.I guess ethanol can suck valves, and burn out rings, I have several small engines that I suspect suffered the fate of the evil ethanol additive.
Now fellas, let's not overlook the wonderfulness of ethanol. Our federal government, as usual, detected it LONG before we rubes did....After we taxpayers subsidize it at 40 cents/gallon, ethanol is only a little more expensive than gasoline!While it's eating the rubber gaskets out of your fuel system, ethanol is producing roughly 17% less energy per gallon than regular gas.With the government forcing oil companies to use it, ethanol production -- and the associated artificial demand for corn -- has wreaked havoc on the agricultural commodities market and cause shocking inflation of food prices. Five minutes of research on the uses of corn will enlighten you as to why this happens. The artificial manipulation of the corn market, and the resultant shift of acreage to corn production, has directly inflated prices for other crops, most notably soybeans and wheat.I've always said that government exists to do the things that a rational individual would never do. Ethanol is a perfect example of this principle.
;D ;D ;D ;DWell played Tbone.Lets not forget the one added value we all overlook, poorer MPG...
You betcha! Actually, I think I said that already, but I failed to say it in those terms....Lower energy yield = lower MPG, by around 17%.It's good to find a crowd that can see this stuff!
And for one very good reason, it's low heat output.It's damn near half.Gasoline:1 Gal Gasoline (mid grade) = 125,000 Btu'sEthanol:1 Gal Ethanol = 76,000 Btu's
Cost of producing 1 Gal Ethanol = 96,000 BTUsCost of producing 1 Gal Gasoline = 22,000 BTUsI am not making this up.And I was wrong in my earlier post. The taxpayer subsidy for a gallon of ethanol is 45 cents, not 40. My bad.