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Old 11-17-2017, 04:07 PM   #31
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Ethanol free... That must be nice to have in your area. It's almost impossible to find in Central Texas.
Check this link: https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=TX There's an "unbranded" station in Austin, Lakeway Marina, 512-261-7511 located at 103 A Lakeway Dr that sells ethanol free gas.


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Old 11-17-2017, 06:38 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by mfifield01 View Post
Ethanol free... That must be nice to have in your area. It's almost impossible to find in Central Texas.
It's almost impossible to find in CO too. We just had a new Maverick station built locally and one being built close to where I live. They advertise Ethanol free fuel at a slightly higher price. I'm taking the Raptor to NM over Christmas to visit the grand kids. I'll have to check it out.

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Old 11-18-2017, 04:06 AM   #33
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Curious, why not just pump it into your car tank and burn it that way? This way you don't have to worry about storage, sludge or condensation. Just a thought.

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Old 11-18-2017, 04:45 AM   #34
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Chip, the problem comes in with the tank for the onboard generator. No drain and the pump/nozzle just works from the "toy tank." At least that's the way it was with the Raptor. I truly do think that a drain on the bottom of both tanks would have been a very good idea.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:49 AM   #35
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I agree, a drain would have been nice, but the bottom line to me is, I don't want an empty tank for the entire winter to gather moisture in the air then start rusting inside the tank. So, I'll grab some more fuel, probably today, and finish filling the 30 gallon tank with treated fuel (StaBil) and of course use some of it over the winter storage months because I will exercise the onboard generator at least monthly.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:27 PM   #36
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I'm still a "newby" to the board, but I do know the answer to the "why fill the tank" question. The idea behind filling the tank is to reduce the available space for fuel vapors to gather. By limiting that space, there is less contraction/expansion to create moisture. So, you have less water in the fuel.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:39 AM   #37
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put stable in the gas run the generator for at least a half an hour after and make sure tank is full. i have no issues doing this with any gas powered item that sits for a long time.

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