It also hardens the fuel lines and makes them brittle. If it is left in the carbs over a long period of time without running it will condensate water from the fuel and oxidize the inside of the carb and harden the rubber components inside the carb as well. Does not take long either. Run the motor at least once a month enough to clear the carbs with new fuel.
I had/have a few jetski's over the years. Replaced a bunch of carbs over the years because of this ethanol.
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