The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
12/20/21 8:54 a.m.

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Can’t find storage-friendly, ethanol-free gas locally? Did you know you can make your own? There are countless videos on YouTube showing the process–but before you rush off to watch them, keep reading.

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frenchyd
frenchyd UltimaDork
1/4/22 10:40 a.m.

Water has always been in gasoline. Some in the processing but most in storage. Storage from the big tank at the refinery to the tank underground at the gas station. Finally from humid air entering the cars gas tank replacing the gasoline used. 
      If you look under the hoods of cars from the 1930's through the 1950's some cars had a glass bowl  in the fuel line  that separated out the water from the gasoline. There was a little thumb screw underneath so you could dump out the glass bowl and hopefully the next time you bought gas there would be less water in it.  
     Well except they've found a trace of water  smooths combustion, cleans deposits,  and helps the engine make more power.  That's about when the glass bowls disappeared ( or maybe insurance companies discouraged their use?).   
     There are products to add to gasoline that not only help in keeping water in suspension but prevent the light ends of the gasoline from evaporating.   
    Ethanol is not a villain.  At least no worse than gasoline.  
     

RadBarchetta
RadBarchetta New Reader
7/22/22 11:15 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

"There are products to add to gasoline that not only help in keeping water in suspension "

Yup. It's called ethanol. It's hygroscopic nature works in our favor in this case.

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