How does the Ethanil® Kit work?
Ethanol has an affinity for water, so when water is drawn from the atmosphere into your classic car or bike fuel tank, it bonds to the ethanol. Once the ethanol has absorbed sufficient water, it will separate from the petrol and settle at the bottom of the tank, a process known as phase separation. The water/ethanol mix forms a weak acid that can cause corrosion and other problems.
The Ethanil®Separator exploits ethanol’s affinity for water and uses it to our advantage. Mixing the prescribed amount of water and petrol in the Ethanil® Separator absorbs the ethanol from the petrol, which just like in a fuel tank, settles as a mixture at the bottom. However, unlike a fuel tank, the water/ethanol mix can be easily removed thanks to the ingenious push-button tap on the Separator.
The volume of water/ethanol mix removed in the Ethanil® process will be greater than the amount of water you started with because it contains the removed ethanol. The initial percentage of ethanol in the petrol can be easily read off the measuring bottle provided in the Ethanil® kit, which has markers to indicate the volume equivalent to 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% of ethanol.
Of course, you don’t have to buy an Ethanil® kit to remove ethanol from petrol, but because the components in the kit have been carefully sourced specifically for this process, the Ethanil® process is significantly easier and safer than other ‘home-grown’ options.