So, since you can test for the alcohol in a testing vessel by adding water and ending up with it removed from the fuel and absorbed by the water, couldn't you simply do the same thing on a larger scale with, say a five gallon container, and then just sump the resulting water/alcohol out of the bottom of said container? Sort of refining it back to its original state and then using the "purified fuel" that remains. I guess you would have to come up with something to agitate it out of the fuel into the water (like shaking it when you test it). Just thinking theoretically here, but curious. Marty Duke N10743 KRNT
Also, from my reading, and I can't remember the name of it (can John jump in here?) for gas blended with ethanol they can use an inferior gas to the non blended. So you would end up with an inferior gas of unknown octane.
Well, I posted this same message on an Ercoupe list I belong to and one of the California Coupers said that he is successfully doing what I mentioned since the introduction of Ethanol only blend in his area, so I guess it can be done.
I belivee it's the ethanol that reduces the octane, so if you removed the ethanol it should bring the gas back up to 87.
Doesn't sound very practical though.
Do I understand correctly that Oregon is already mandatory gasohol? Is it E10 or what?
And what percent dillution is Washington slated to get?
Well, I posted this same message on an Ercoupe list I belong to and one of the California Coupers said that he is successfully doing what I mentioned since the introduction of Ethanol only blend in his area, so I guess it can be done. I'll email him and ask how he is doing it and post his method here when he gets back to me. ...
So, there you go if you are really upset over the "Ethanol Nightmare" (I'm not), there is a solution. Probably not legal, but I'll leave it up to the indivdual to determine that for him/herself.Marty
the spray auto fuel and water 50/50 mix in to a 4 million barrel tank and allow it to set for 24 hours and drain off the water from the bottom drain until it turns to gas.