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    Metho in Fuel

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering if many of you put a bit of metho in your fuel from time to time to absorb any water that might have found it's way into the tank? Given that most have water seratators, I'm guessing that the answer will be no.

    It's a good idea in my books but there may be an issue with the skis that I'm not aware of.


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    Welcome to the Hulk Kevin.

    I haven't really seen anyone do that because we do have the water seperators.

    And I don't think it's a good idea to put any additives into the gas with a 2 stroke.

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    You from OZ ?

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    Welcome to the Hulk

    Search for Ethanol on these forums to find more info

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    Hi Bernie,

    Yes I am, over the other side in Canberra.



    K447,

    I'm asking about Metho not Ethanol, or are they both hydroscopic? I should google that one too.

    Ta

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    Use F10 .Its a fuel additive .works very well ,If you want more details pm me
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    http://www.ictproducts.net/product_i...treatment.html

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    Use Isopropyl rather than Methanol. Methanol is corrosive to aluminum. Iso won't hurt to use.

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    Methanol, although a weak acid, attacks the oxide coating that normally protects the aluminium from corrosion:

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    It will clear things up when i say, in Australia Metho is short or slang for Methylated Spirits not Methanol.

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    ...I'm asking about Metho not Ethanol...
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Murray View Post
    It will clear things up when i say, in Australia Metho is short or slang for Methylated Spirits not Methanol.
    From Wikipedia;

    Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous and/or unpalatable, and thus, undrinkable. In some cases it is also dyed.
    Denatured alcohol is used as a solvent and as fuel for spirit burners and camping stoves. Because of the diversity of industrial uses for denatured alcohol, hundreds of additives and denaturing methods have been used. Traditionally, the main additive is 10% methanol, giving rise to the term methylated spirit...
    So 'Metho' in Oz is simply ethanol with some methanol blended in to make it undrinkable. Is that correct?

    What proportion is still ethanol?

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