December 29, 2010Question:
Do you need to use "dry" gas with most gas pumps stating 10% min ethenol?
Answered By L James Johnson, Contributing Writer:
I grew up on the prairies and always carried a bottle of gas line antifreeze with me in winter. Drygas is a specific brand of gas line antifreeze, which is basically just alcohol. When there is condensation in the gas tank, adding a small amount of alcohol keeps the water from freezing. It also mixes with the water and makes it burnable. It can be the difference between your engine starting or not. When it's 30 below zero, that can literally be a life and death issue. However, your question is a good one. Do you need to add Drygas--or alcohol--to a gasoline mixture that already has a 10 percent alcohol/ethanol content? Although there are differing opinions on the Internet, adding a small amount of alcohol to a gas tank that already has 10 percent alcohol/ethanol in it doesn't serve much purpose. If it was me, I would put my money to other uses.
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