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Old 01-24-2004, 01:12 AM   #11
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Hey Trofeo, a lot of us in America do have ethonal laced gas. I know MN does, and we can't be the onl;y state running out of ideas what to do with all that corn. Still doesn't prevent lines from freezing.
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I dunno, they seem to think it does on tv. ''winter blend'' gasoline...
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It would have to magically absorb the condensation from the tank. It may help prevent it, but condensation can still happen, which means freezing can happen. We get bombarded on the radio with commercials telling us what great citizens we are because we have ethanol in our gas, and people still get frozen lines. generally due to poor maintenance or filling habits I'd bet, but it still happens.

Best bet is, as stated several time previously, keep it as full as you can. And don't do like my wife and let it sit for 3 or 4 weeks, and then act suprised when stuff like the washer fluid has slushed up because we just spent a week with highs in the single digits...
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we were camping one year, it was pouring rain and we had our gas powerd Colman generator running, it didnt even dawn on us that i was sitting out in the trees getting soaked, water got in the gas, the motor died, we couldnt get it to stay running with out someone shaking it. So i went over to my grandparents van, dug through it, found some really old STP gas line antifreeze (kinda lucky too, they havent used the van in the winter for about 10 years) i poured that in, after about 5 mins of it running shitty, it picked up and was fine.
Personally ive never had a gas line problem...probally due to the ethanol blended.

As for the car not turning over id vote electrical, as in Starter, Battery, starter cable..along them lines.
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I'd say the lines on my old car were partially frozen, the thing ran like a bitch, and i had to give it hell for gas. My point with the wind was, that all the heat from the car being driven before was being blown away, and it'* like an A/C system almost.
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Minnesota Winter Air, Nature'* NOS...
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One can't forget to add Alberta in there!
Hows -20F sound?
lol
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Minnesota Winter Air, Nature'* NOS...
One can't forget to add Alberta in there!
Hows -20F sound?
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Like a living hell....
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-38C this morning where I am...before the wind! Bonne is outside warming up...turned over VERY SLOW...but started.

Never had a gas line freeze...but have followed proper procedure to ensure that does not happen.

Back to the topic...

As stated...a gas line freeze up wont have anything to do with a car not turning over. You have a battery, starter...or heaven forbid, an engine problem.

When you turn the key, are you gettting a sound line the starter is engaging but then doing nothing? Are you just getting a constant clicking sound? Or...nothing at all?
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Ya'll need to move to the south. There hasn't even been any water freezing here. It was up to about 62 today. -20F. Ouch. I think i would rather die. I no likey cold
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