I find it interesting that the group "Friends of the Earth" now say
that ethanol is actually more hazardous to the earth then gasoline.
This after years of telling us that we must use it save all of us.
They are now working to have it banned. Ethanol is & has always been
a job program for farming industry. We are so deep into subsidizing
it that we will never get rid of it without a major change of all the
politics in the US, State and federal.
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 2:31 PM, WFO Herb <froggi60 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of interest to a lot of us....
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <dmarable at cox.net>
> Date: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM
> Subject: Bugeye/Frogeye Club..... A couple of ethanol articles
> To: vinduro at yahoogroups.com, 3WheelerReplicas at yahoogroups.com,
> bugeye at yahoogroups.com
> I ve been saying this since 1973. It was carp thin and it is worse now.
> Very informative thread here! As a small engine tech I can assure you
> ethanol is no good for any small engine...two or four stroke. The shop I
> work in has roughly 30% of our repair work due to ethanol related problems.
> We are seeing so many engines where everything from the fuel tank to the
> carbs just rotting out from the 10% ethanol blend. It has actually gotten
> bad that Briggs and Kohler have sent our shop ethanol testers that we are
> use on their respective engines before we bother to even start to think
> about warranty work and issues. Do they know something we don't. The latest
> we heard from Kohler is anything over a 15% blend in the tank... that is
> one engine we will not be doing ANY warranty work on whatsoever PERIOD. As
> for Briggs they are quickly following behind Kohler in their warranty
> restrictions concerning ethanol related issues. I am sure our Kohler rep
> would have a heart attack if he read this!! I am not sure if the general
> public can buy them but the part # for the ethanol tester Kohler sent us is
> ( 24-455-11S ) if I remember correctly Kohler offered them to us for $10
> plus change...Briggs no longer seems to be selling them!? ??why?? I wonder.
> Keep any ethanol blend fuel as far from you bikes as you can!
> David H.
> i have worked at some of the plants.i guess i should thank all the tax
> payers for the subsidy.thanks folks.but it is a boon doggle.if someday a
> country like venezuela shuts us off,maybe,but till then,not much
> sense.germany did it cause they had to,brazil did it because they had cheap
> cane. but as fort bikes,i have heard its bad news for ossa's and other
> I just found this very interesting. JB
> Sbject: Re: [vinduro] A couple of ethanol articles
> Thanks for that Rico.Taking farmland out of food production to make a fuel
> additive that creates a less energy efficient engine has never made any
> sense to me. Whenever I would raise the subject at a party or other
> gathering , people's eyes would glaze over and they'd look for the exit.
> Anything but have an informed discussion about an important issue like
> this.I guess I have to learn more about the artful use of recipes and
> football scores to engage people's interest.
> Ron o'
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