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Thread: gasoline with 10% ethanol in my 1992 K75 OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsword View Post
    Don,
    Do you know if the Stabil used in the test was the regular red stuff, or the dark Marine Stabil? The Marine version is the only one with a drying agent and is made to help with ethanol problems in marine engines. The pink stuff is just for fuel longevity.

    David Sword
    Dunno what they used in the test - but what they were selling was the marine version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanwoolsey View Post
    Here's the link to the MSDS for K100.

    http://www.fuel-testers.com/MSDS_K10...Treatment.html

    Draw your own conclusions about putting anti-freeze in your gasoline.
    Ethylene-Glycol is an alcohol and as such is flammable..

    That's an interesting site. Of course it should be viewed with knowing he is out to sell ethanol test kits.. doesn't make his conclusions wrong, just worth keeping it in mind.
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    That just happened to be where I found the MSDS. I would think it unlikely that he would falsify an MSDS, but I suppose requesting one from the manufacturer would be prudent. Interesting though, what we dump into our fuel tanks sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keither View Post
    ...snip... I noticed in the shop manual that gas with ethanol is not recommended; ....snip
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    To which manual are you referring? I have the Clymer manual and can't find an ethanol reference.

    I read on one of the K-bike sites that the rubber fuel tank mount can degrade over time, so you might want to check that. I use ethanol, but have only about 30K miles on my bike. The mount was OK when I checked it a year ago. IIRC, the replacement mount has been upgraded to be ethanol resistant.

    Hope this helps.
    Dave
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