Shoot! Theres nothing close to me.
ya lead no buenoIn many regards ethanol is an improvement over the old MTBE oxygenate used to reduce emissions and increase octane. While phased out by 2006 that slippery carcinogenic Methyl tertiary-butyl ether is still leaching into domestic groundwater water supplies contaminating aquifers. There is a certain lag time between when MTBE leaked from gas stations and other underground tanks back then and it arrival in our drinking water. Long banned, we are still awaiting the effects yet to come. This is unlike the short lag time from fill-up to fire seen in autos whose fuel system connections could not contain this slippery molecule. I saw a Fiat engulfed in flames a hundred yards or so from the pump back in the 90's.
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Don't like ethanol, but liked lead and MTBE less.
The ethanol did that to hoses before they were reformulated to handle the ethanol. Once you convert everything over running ethanol isn't a problem.A few years ago I was riding my 1993 Harley to have lunch with a friend. About a mile away I smelled gasoline. I looked down and saw gas streaming out from the front of the tank, soaking my lower right pants leg. I turned around, parked the bike away from the house, changed my pants and took my car to lunch. Afterwards I was checking the crossover hose on the front of the tank, thinking it may have worked its way loose. It crumbled in my hands. I replaced it and all the other fuel lines with modern hoses. I firmly believe it was ethanol gas that caused it. Now I only use ethanol free gas, even though I have to drive over 120 miles round trip from North Jersey to Pennsylvania with 26 gallons of empty gas cans to do so. New Jersey sucks for getting ethanol free fuel. The only places that carry it are a few local airports or marinas, where the price is much higher. Considering research has shown producing ethanol to be 24% more carbon intensive than producing gasoline, it makes me wonder why.