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I have been using rubbing alcohol and still get knock at 20 psi.Where i work they have methanol in the railcar and i have to unload it .Will it work with the smc or is it hard on the pump thanks
 

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I have the externally mounted pump and use methanol. You should check with Steve and ask him what he suggests based on which of his systems you have.
 

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Methanol works fine, even in the older pumps. As long as you mix in a synthetic top alcohol lube from Redline,Klotz or equivalent.
 

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I have been using rubbing alcohol and still get knock at 20 psi.Where i work they have methanol in the railcar and i have to unload it .Will it work with the smc or is it hard on the pump thanks
Have you tried denatured alcohol?
 

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Methanol is cheaper for me than denatured.
 

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I have the square bottle - and have ran methonal for 2 years now without any issues. I don't even use lube - as the racing methonal I buy already has lube added.
 

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smokin said:
I have been using rubbing alcohol and still get knock at 20 psi.Where i work they have methanol in the railcar and i have to unload it .Will it work with the smc or is it hard on the pump thanks

I spoke with Steve in BG this spring and he said that I could run Methanol in his kit as long as I used some Klotz lube as suggested by Frost. I have only ran denatured up to this point but I think that I will try some methanol this year. :cheers:
 

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I have the round bottle kit and thougt by the instructions that I should only use denatured. At about $13 a gallon thats not too cheap. Time to try some meth :headbang:
 

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don't use methanol with a lube on the external pumps...only with the internal submerged style of pump
 

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Sounds good i think im going to try some methanol when i get back to work.Has anyone else tried a different lube than the klotz how about wd 40 or !!!!!
 

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Sounds good i think im going to try some methanol when i get back to work.Has anyone else tried a different lube than the klotz how about wd 40 or !!!!!
I've only had my smc for a few weeks and I have been spraying wd-40 in the tank as a lube per the instruction. I think as long as you use straight meth with no water it should work.
 
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