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Denatured alcohol.

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  1. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    Where do you guys think i could buy a couple of gallons of this stuff. Im trying to pas smog.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Home Depot.
     
  3. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    I called and asked if they carried it, and they said no. :hmm:
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    try any home improvement store, or even a grocery store.
     
  5. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    yea, i found it at lowes. thanx for the replies.
     
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    Weird. The last time I had to buy some, my local Home Depot had it... maybe things have changed.
     
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    I just bought 2 gallons a few weeks again,
    S-L-X Denatured Alcohol. but if lowes had it
    that's all that matters.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    I am lost, what does denatured alcohol and passing smog have to do with each other?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Doesn't it dilute your gas so that it burns it more efficiently? I'm probably wrong. That'd be my guess though.
     
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    i'm guessing it burns clean?
     
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    Also your local paint store will carry it.
     
  13. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    thats it! i got it at Lowes

    CRX, did you buy it for smog? How did it turn out?
     
  14. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    yes I've used it to pass am emissions check, it's a very clean burning feul, the only problem is it burns so clean you need to add some regular petrol to it or the emissions people will make you come back for a retest becasue there's no way a gas powered car could burn feul so clean, so you need to give there system some kind of emissions to read.
    so you need to make a 2:1 mix of denatured alcohol to gas.
     
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    dont ya mean 1:2 denatured alcohol to gas...
    meaning 1 part alcohol; 2 parts gas.
     
  16. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    nope 2 parts alcohol 1 part gas. you want a 66% of the mix to be alcohol.
     
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    is it ok for you engine to run on that?
     
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    yea, that does seem kind of high.
     
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    why don't we just use that instead of gas then???? if it's more efficient??
     
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