Methyl hydrate is wood alcohol= methanol, The main component of "HEET" and other gas additives that eliminates free water from gasoline.Water is not "removed" from the gasoline, it goes into solution with the alcohol, which is soluable in gasoline.
Originally posted by LarryBible
If you are in a major metropolitan area where "reformulated gasoline" is sold, it's already in there.
Have a great day,
Reformulated gasoline has MTBE- methyl tertiary butyl ether- in it as the active compound. not methanol. RFG may or may not have ethanol in it.
As far as helping a vehicle "pass" an emissions test, RFG burns cleaner, but if the vehicle is out of fuel control and emission components are defective or missing, it in itself is not a fix.