Sunday, January 25, 2009

Help! Pacific County! Help!

I need the assistance of you folks that read this blog from Pacific County Washington. I heard that they actually sell gasoline up there that doesn’t have ethanol added. Is this true? If so, can you tell me the location and name of a station where this Oregon contraband can be had? My chain saw, lawn tractor, weed trimmer/ brush cutter and generator will maybe last a few more years without the rot and corrosion that is caused by our ethanol spiked fuel they sell here.

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Blogger darev2005 said...

Dang! All posted up and I have nothing to say. There's a place or two here but I don't think the USPS would look kindly on me mailing gallons of gas.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Uncle Walt said...

I don't think the rumor is true, Guy.

For a couple months after OR started selling that crude, it was true WA stations didn't have to sell ethanol-laced gasoline. But (IIRC) WA law followed OR, and now we're stuck with it too.

At least, there's no station from Chinook up the peninsula that sells ethanol-free gas.

Now you have me wondering how difficult it would be to set up a distillation process to extract the ethanol.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the late 70's I had a '47 Chevy Ton and a half wood hauler. Gasohol was making it's debut in those days and old rusty gas tanks and gasohol are a match made in hell. The Alcohol dissolves the varnish coating the rust and puts it in the mix. Man did I have problems with rust clogging up the fuel filter, getting into carburetor and even choking off the screen on the outflow from the fuel tank. Of course what I needed was a new gas tank but I couldn't afford that so I bought one of those glass housed fuel filters with the cleanable/replaceable element. When the rig started to run rough. I'd have to pull over, climb under the truck, disconnect the line from the filter, blow out the line back to the tank, usually getting a little gas in my mouth, shake out the filter, reassemble and go. I could do all that in about 5 minuets. When the rust made it into the carb, it took a little longer.
Lately I haven't had fuel problems except when I stored it in the wrong type of plastic container which leaches wax from the plastic and ruined a weed eater.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know anything about ethanol...but guess what - I do have a gas story though. I used to sell candles at a farmer's market and was away from my table for a coffee. When I came back, there was this lady bent over looking at my candles. When I got close to her personal space, it became obvious by the odor that she had cut the cheese so to speak. And she knew I knew...maybe by my gag reflex or my watering eyes. Although flustered and embarrassed, she managed to ask me how much a particular candle cost. I answered..."Lady...if you farted just looking at them, you're going to shit when I tell you the price". Strangely enough...I didn't make the sale...


12:00 PM  
Blogger Uncle Walt said...


2:38 PM  
Blogger g said...

anon: that is freakin hilarious!

6:35 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Moosehead ... What can I say. You win again.

Ethanol is evil.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

If you find a supplier, tell them there's a market here too. #$%@&&*%%$# politically formulated gas sux!!! Snowmobiles, boat motors, ATVs, etc all have trouble digesting the stuff. They sell an additive here that counteracts the effects. A friend who's a Vo-Tech chemistry instructor tells me that it takes more crude oil to make the needed amount per gallon than regular gas takes. Save the planet be damned! Just another 'politician engineered' cure that creates more problems than it solves! Did you know that the Japanese have to alter vehicles legal there in order to export them to the US? The change makes them smoggier! That's one of the big reasons they build'em here when possible now. US cars are too polluting for their standards. They let the engineers solve the mess there by designing & building cleaner burning engines(racing engines burn far cleaner than road legal ones). What a novel concept! Engineers doing engineering instead of the $%&##*& elected a*sholes!! Don't even want to discuss the 'low sulfur emission' diesel required now that turns to gel at -10F. Thankfully we NEVER see -10F here, so we NEVER need to purchase more additives!! Sorry, pet peeve! Where's the %&$$#*&&&#$ Scotch????

12:16 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Preach on Brother Mike! Preach on!

5:23 AM  

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