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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Any recipe for homemade fuel water remover?

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#1 Impreza_WRX_STi


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Posted 26 January 2004 - 01:39 PM

Instead of using Heet i'm sure there is a cheaper way or even better way of removing water from gas. I know the main ingredient is Isopropyl Alcohol. I don't know if you can buy IPA off the shelf tho


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Posted 26 January 2004 - 01:55 PM

I was under the impression that HEET was pretty cheap. Like $1.99 a bottle. You shouldn't need more than a couple bottles.

I guess if you wanted to get complicated, you could put a fuel/water separator off of a diesel car/truck on there. Big capacity fuel filters with that setup.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 04:56 PM

Regular Rubbing Alcohol has 70% isopropyl in it-just run your tank low on fuel and add. Good luck, been using it for yrs. Dave

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 05:23 PM

the other 30% is water, which sort of defeats the purpose. The isopropyl dry gas is cheap, I use that.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:27 PM

If you look you can usually get 90%(IIRC) Isoprpyl on the shelf of the drugstore. But I think some denatured alchol (mostly ethanol with methanol added to poison you on purpose if you try to drink it) from the paint depertment would work and be a little cheaper than dry gas from the carparts place.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:30 PM

Forget the idea of denatured alcohol. It's a LOT more expensive than Heet. Check out the paint department at Home Depot or Lowes.



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