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have you ever put rubbing alcohol in you gas

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by James90, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. James90

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    have you every put rubbing alcohol in your gas to clean your fule system

    my K5 cuts out at low rpms and my buddy swears that rubbing alcohol will fix it

    do you guys thank it will work or will it F something up?

    thanks

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    We put rubbing alcohol in cars all the time to help them pass emissions.

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    I don't know about you but up here in Sioux City, IA we have gas available with ethanol. Ethanol is simply alcohol that comes from corn. Our 89.5 octane gas comes 10% ethanol or, if you will, alcohol.

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    blazer boy, sioux city iowa??? LOL i lived there for about 12 yrs. im in storm lake now only about a hour east of you, i thought i was the only iowa boy in this group! LOL

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    I run a couple of bottles in my tank from time to time. It mixes with any water that is in the tank and helps it burn. It does the same thing that HEAT brand fuel additive does. I guess it would also help clean the system on the way through.

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  6. J.R.

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    you do want to be careful tho, it will also losen any rust or crap that is in your tank. so after using it change your fuel filter.

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    thanks guys

    do you thank denatured alcohol would work

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    Do you run that through carb, fi systems or both? I might try that... how much do ya add in? [​IMG]

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    yeah im with chevycagal
    how much?


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    It works on both - I've always been told to use 1 liter for every 15 gallons.

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    i've also heard that it helps stop pinging, is this true??? kinda like a cheap octane boost...

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    It doesn't really help pinging much - more of just a general cleaning.

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    Oh man I need to print that out and make a tshirt to wear for meetings we have at work....zzzzzzzzzzzzz [​IMG]



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    thanks guys

    I just put one bottle in there I guess I need to go put another one in there

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    I run it in the winter. Rubbing Alccohol and Dry gas are pretty much the same thing!!!

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    it's funny this topic came up, i have to go through emisions next week and i was trying to remember what the heck the cheat was. i shouldn't have a problem but i thaught i would take the extra step just in case

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    Best as a moisture remover and cleaner. 1 1/2 bottles added to a full tank. ever smell STP or other brands of fuel treatment? HMMM...smells just like rubbing alcohol!!! Works on EFI too. Don't overdo it or can cause running lean.

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