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Old 01-26-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Any recipe for homemade water remover for gas?

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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Old 01-26-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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Rubbing alcohol you buy in pharmacy is 70%.
Unless you work in a lab, it's probably difficult to get ahold of pure stuff.
Why not just use Heet?
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Old 01-26-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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Dood...ya can't cheap out here....this is your fuel system we're talkin' here....Jesus....spend 10 bux and do it right...
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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or just crawl under your car with a torch and heat up the fuel tank until it all evaporates. Its cheaper........(depends on how much your life is worth)
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Old 01-26-2004, 08:21 PM   #5
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OK lets see DRYGAS and HEET are between $.99 and $2.99 spend the money.
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #6
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or just crawl under your car with a torch and heat up the fuel tank until it all evaporates. Its cheaper........(depends on how much your life is worth)
I think the gas would evaporate first. And, it costs more than drygas
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:44 PM   #7
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The Prestone stuff in the red bottle treats 24 gallons and both methanol and isopropanol are ingredients. It costs like 3.50 at Walmart. Worked on my wife's Odyssey when it sputtered badly.
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I think I saw HEET for about $.80 at Wal-Mart. The Iso-HEET was about a dollar. Not too bad an expense to stick in your tank a few times each winter. Better and safer than trying to mix chemicals together yourself!
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:45 AM   #10
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Actually I just wanted to see if I couldn't get it in a larger container, so I could just put it in every night at home, and not have buy it every 2 days, I drive to school and it is a 40 mile drive times 2 equals 80miles, times 2 days equals 160miles and the my 11 Gallon gas tank is empty becuase the EJ18 don't get good mileage after 210,000 miles

Thanks for the info, but IPA is about 3.79 a gallon and heet is 4 bottle for 3.99

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Why do you have to put dry gas in your gasoline that often?
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Old 01-28-2004, 10:29 AM   #12
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In your case I would just use a pint or so of Technical grade methanol. Generally that will absorb any moisture and burn away...

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You should not need to put that much in that often. I haven't used that stuff in years.
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Once a week would be overkill, and once a month would suffice I'm sure....
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