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Old 09-12-2018, 06:38 AM
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I've called every fuel dealer and hardware store in about 100 mi radius here in up state NY. No methanol and and mostly they don't know what I'm talking about except VP @ $55/5gal...just wondering if anybody has tried air brake antifreeze which I believe is "pure" methanol but no guaranteed assay...I can get that for about $7.50/gal shipped from Ryder...
Old 09-12-2018, 08:13 AM
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Look at the MSDS for the specific product you’re looking to use. That will tell you exactly what is in it.
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Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r View Post
Look at the MSDS That will tell you exactly what is in it.
Did that..it says 98% methanol....not exactly confidence inspiring purity wise.. Specific gravity of 0.7925 and methanol SG is usually stated as 0.7915 or as density 792 kg/m^3....not exactly certified lab grade so the question is how tolerant are glow engines..reckon the thing to do is brew some and try it..

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It can’t hurt to try it. 2% water content (if that’s what it is) can be combatted somewhat with a little acetone. Try 1% acetone.
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Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r View Post
. Try 1% acetone.
OK, I will definitely do that ..thanks for the input..just a note I've seen CRC air brake conditioner listed for anywhere from $5.12 to $24.95 /gal...exact same Mfr. number..I think some folks are making a buck or two on this...

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:38 AM
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VERY late to the party here..... There has to be a propane dealers someplace in you neighborhood. They will have access to methanol. It is used to "dry" propane tanks after they are opened up for service.

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Go online to VP racing fuels and find the nearest distributor. Methanol should cost no more than $5 a gallon retail. I pay $190 per barrel.

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