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Old 01-01-2010, 07:25 AM
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Carb Cleaning Fuel Additive

Hello: Since I've finally found out an easy way to clean my carb it's time a lot of other bikers hear the solution as well. It had to be discovered because of all that ethanol gas stations are using to rip people off with. This is an address to my tale so it doesn't have to be written all over again.

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This had to be carefully done because the B-12 carb cleaner is too strong. One could damage the valve seats as well as clean some garbage out of the gas tank.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:45 PM
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I recommend Sta-bil for bikes that sit for any period of time its a must with todays fuel O have tried the Sea foam additve before.....I'll check it out too
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:49 AM
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It's nice to hear about more ways to beat these greedy gas companies up. I just wish all the other bikers had told me about sea foam sooner. The only gas station that still sells straight gas without ethanol didn't seamed pleased when I mentioned it. That kind of makes me wonder if sea foam increases gas mileage. Since it increases octane I bet it helps mileage. Going to find that out this year.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:44 AM
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I use the Sta-bil as well, sometimes my bike sits for 2 or 3 weeks between rides. I've switched over to the Sta-bil marine formula now since ethanol is in all of the gas.
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I put some fuel treatment in a bike fuel tank and the next time I fueled up the tank liner had almost totally separated from the tank. Could have been a coincidence, or bad liner job/product, but I won't do it again.
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I can't tell what kind of garbage was used. That B-12 carb cleaner is so strong one has to make sure none of it gets spilled on to any paint. I've used B-12 to clean all kinds of things. I just have to make sure the parts aren't mounted any where. Then I use a soft engine cleaner to get all the B-12 off before I put the thing back together.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:25 PM
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Sea Foam. For stabilizing and for cleaning.
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this may sound wierd but you can remove ethanol from gas by adding water to the gas and it'll settle to the bottom with the water.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:24 AM
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this may sound wierd but you can remove ethanol from gas by adding water to the gas and it'll settle to the bottom with the water.
it will seperate...but octane goes to hell......water will suspend in ethanol ...it also takes much longer to settle than water in old style gasoline...

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We all need to know that ethanol isn't mixed in with gas at the same percentage point in every gas station. I've been asked by a clerk after filling my pickup up if the last station had any ethanol in it's gas. The clerk at the station that doesn't add ethanol told me about how another one got closed down for having too much ethanol mixed into the gas it sold.
I used to haul gas. When ethanol first showed up I had thought the Feds had required it. Now that I know the gas isn't the same every where I bet the Feds just allowed them gas station owners to start ripping us off. Since more gas sold produces more sales tax one ought to think the Feds did that to get more money from us without raising the gasoline tax again.
Mixing ethanol differently per gas station should have hit me right away. When I loaded gas at the Albuquerque Chevron station I had to check to make sure the right amount of additive had been mixed in per gallon. Chevron used to just add their fancy additive into the gas that was going to be sold at a Chevron station. It wasn't mixed in a bit when the gas was hauled to Loves, All sups or some other convenience store.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:58 PM
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I guess we just have to make due with what we got.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:52 PM
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One thing we all need to do is become some wiser consumers. Anyone that's hauled fuel can tell you how screwed up it can get. Back when I hauled it there were a bunch of small gasoline companies and they used to have price wars. Now most of them have been bought up by larger companies. That's why the price of gas is just about the same at every gas station in the towns across the country. I'd just like to make them large companies start loosing bucks by only buying high quality fuel.
Those giant companies are even getting sneakier. That's how gas stations got named Sinclair and Connaco. To find out exactly what those were I talked to the trucker as deliveries were made. One told me he loaded Sinclair in the Diamond Shamrock terminal. The other said that his came from the Phillips Sixty Six terminal.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:11 PM
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I worked by the boston fuel terminal once and watched a lot of brand name fuel companies filling from the same tank lol.
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Do like I did. Bought a 55 gal. drum of 111 octane, everything is clean.
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One has got to admit that this is just like when unleaded became the only kind of gas offered. When that law came out New Mexico left leaded regular gas legal. When the fuel terminals stopped carrying it I'd just have to dump a gallon or so of lead additive whenever a delivery was made. Bikers with old rides would get some air craft fuel to mix in with regular so the octane level would increase. Since I didn't know Harley had made the Sportsters in 1979 and 1980 ready for unleaded I'd just get premium unleaded and mix in some lead additive on my own.
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