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Re: [T3] ethanol


On 29 Mar 2006 at 20:05, Hal Sullivan wrote:

> The main problem isn't the alcohol itself, it's water.  Ethanol is 
> hydroscopic and collects moisture from the water vapor in the air, just 
> like brake fluid does.  Anything that oxidizes in the presence of water 
> is going to eventually have problems.

Ethanol is certainly hydroscopic, but it doesn't sit around in your 
car for years without being replaced, like brake fluid does. I 
wouldn't expect it to accumulate much moisture in the time it spends 
in your car, but it could certainly pick up water before it gets to 
you.

But over time, maybe you're right.

Maybe I should do an experiment with some here....

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