Re: [DML] Ethanol in Gasoline
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Re: [DML] Ethanol in Gasoline



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Woody,

Actually the ethanol reduces performance.  It will decrease your gas 
mileage because it doesn't burn as well as non-ethanol fuel.  Higher 
octane means nothing for performance unless the engine is set up to 
take advantage of higher octane.  The DMC engine is NOT.  In fact the 
octane is added to retard the explosion under the higher pressures of a 
high performance engine so that the fuel does not pre-ignite from that 
pressure.  You will also notice that just because fuel has ethanol, it 
does not mean it is higher octane.  You can get 87 octane E10 in the 
ND/MN area.

As for environmental benefits, that's questionable as well. For 
refiners that use crude oil to run their ethanol plants, they use more 
crude oil per unit of E85 than the E85 is supposed to save, so it 
really doesn't reduce emissions or foreign oil dependence.  Now if all 
the refiners were using US-mined coal... that would be different.  
Granted it DOES increase the economy of states that produce the corn, 
and it also gets people THINKING about conserving fuel, but that's 
really about it.  Besides the subsidies!

Not to say that ethanol is bad, but I just wanted to clarify.

Andy

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody <BePositive2000@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 21:51:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [DML] Ethanol in Gasoline


However, I also feel that the best alternative is to continue using
ethanol for the detergent, performance (higher octane) and
environmental benefits and replace my existing boot (as one person
suggested) with one that is reistant to ethanol/alcohol.




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