posted on Jan, 25 2019 @ 01:50 PM
When they put corn alcohol in the gas, it raises the octane. To balance that they hydrogenate the gas by spinning the alcohol with water which lowers
the octane down. Corn gas will seperate when the alcohol evaporates, leaving water as a residue in the tank or gas can, it cannot be stored long.
Now, the tanks at the gas station can sometimes have some water from this evaporation or possibly other sources, so it gets pumped into your tank. I
buy gas without alcohol and in the winter I will put in some gas line antifreeze to go with it.
I just tried to start my plow truck....it is about seven below yet. I turned the ignition on and it cranked over and won't start, so I figured I
would jump it but noticed the fuel pump didn't shut off when I turned it off. Somehow the ignition switch must be partly sticking or the solonoid is
sticking on. I had to disconnect the battery. The fuel pump should not keep running, something is wrong, when it gets up to pressure it should shut
off too. Damn cold weather, it has never given me this problem before, something isn't right. I had a hard time getting it into neutral, it is a
stick, everything is super stiff. I also had a problem turning the ignition switch. I need to plow, I suppose I could go plug in the tractor with
the 80 inch snowblower and bucket and go clean things up. I will need to put my long johns on and winter boots for that. That old eighty seven chevy
has such a great heater in it and usually always starts. I suppose I can go put an electric heater into the cab and plug it in to thaw things out for
a while after the battery charges up or just put a splitter on the cord and run both to heat it up. I think that the problem is in the ignition
switch because the pump should go off with the switch.