Today, I borrow a snippet from an email, in my attempt to remind you just how much damage ethanol can do to our older engines.
Certainly, you’ll make up your own mind as to the dangers, but I do remember the conversation I had with a man driven half crazy with the management of a fleet of small engines in the hands of employees. How to keep them all running on this fuel was a challenge. Here’s the email snippet..
I have a gas generator for backup use. Ever since they began putting ethanol in gas, I have been having problems. I have a 1939 John Deere and it is hand crank. It used to start on the first crank. Now I have nothing but trouble getting it started. I had to replace the rubber gaskets in my push mower carburetor and my old garden tractor wouldn’t start. When I took apart the carburetor on it the gas had turned to slime.
So while getting cans of gas to have in case we lost power due to an upcoming storm, I thought this is stupid.
End of snippet.
As discussed on many pages, there ARE indeed advantages to diesel, in fact a lot of advantages, but in case you need live with gasoline fuels, and you want to avoid damage, or increase the likelihood this fuel will provide you service when you need it, an important link follows.
But first a note: Rabid Lisa grew fat at the hog trough, and now she’s moved on.. no doubt they’ve found a person even more of an activist to run the EPA. Expect diesel engines to be so expensive you can’t afford them. You will never see the EPA ever ask what pollution they create forcing people to create emissions related to earning another $7000 more to buy that pickup they need! Or the emissions they make in the persuit of making enough to replace that lawn mower that dies such an early death because their short sighted and all too enept designs don’t allow us to perform simple maintenance as we once did, instead we toss it all on the pile. Do they think that extra $7000 for the pickup is made through prayer alone?
Here’s the link, keep this close, and if you have a smart phone, load the app! Buy gas without ethanol for your old engines, and for chain saws, snow mobiles, and more… OR pay the heavy price.
Have a great weekend, and do remember, there’s free cheese in a mouse trap, and there’s insanity at the head of the EPA. Politics drives most decisions there, and there seems so little interest in all the damage done by their short sighted decisions. If you piled all the engines destroyed long before their time via EPA mandates.. the snow would never melt from the top of the heap!