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joncallihan
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PostSubject: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 22, 2009 4:28 pm

One of our newer members wanted a bit of help.

His dealer told him to absolutely not use Gasahol in his Swing. I'm not sure of the alcohol content of "gasahol", but the local law dictates 10% ethanol in the gasoline here every winter. It has not harmed any of my newer vehicles.
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 12:02 am

Hi from "Old Dave" in Western Nebraska, U.S.A.
I had asked Jon about the "Ethanol." My dealer here says not to use this as has had damage caused by it. We do have one station here in town that does not have it in any of their products. I use their gasoline. My Silverwing is a 2005, I put a "Bestem" T-box on it, a Vista Cruise lock, and blue Led's in the cowl and underneath. Looks good at night and is also a safety feature. I lined the box, and put different rubber bumpers under is so it does not rattle.
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 2:02 am

Hi "Old Dave".
Your lucky that you can find strait gasoline. Here in Chicago, all we have is the alcohol/gas mix. When I travel out of state I can tell the difference in the gas blends. Strait gas gives me better mpg and better performance. I have used the gas blends in both my 03(RIP) and 08 Swings with no problems. I know that if you mix your own blend with too much alcohol you can damage some rubber parts as well as the paint if it spills. Since I don't make my own alcohol, I don't have a problem.

And by the way, welcome to the group.

Have a great day
bob
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 3:27 pm

Dave,

Could your dealer be talking about E85? That seems to be the latest rage in enviro conscious Boulder town. My guess is that E85 would do serious harm to the plastic bits in the fuel system.
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 3:51 pm

Jon,

He indicated any of fuels made from "grain" like corn etc. I do know when I was in the car business there were lots of car engines you were not to use the "grain" based fuels in. Caused valve problems etc.

Just "Old Dave"
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 4:14 pm

Burning alcohol in an engine seems like a waste of good alcohol...
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PostSubject: Re: Gasahol for Swings   Gasahol for Swings I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Amen. Altho that junk in E85 has not been aged at all. Jameson's 1790 it is not.
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