And, there's no cheap sensor that you can put in the fuel rail that will tell you exactly the composition of the fuel,
180Marty wrote:Pat, you must be bored??? Whoever made that ad probably has some ocean side property in AZ they'll sell you also. Funny how some people can make an old Cessna purr along on E10 and I know of quite a few people around here using E30(30%) ethanol in unmodified cars and trucks and getting good, cost effective, mileage. You can tell that ad is dated since there are no subsidies for ethanol anymore--- subsidies just go to oil companies. I'm still using E85 in my 2012 Focus even though it is only 30 cents cheaper than E0 since I like supporting myself and the car still gets 31 mpg.
cap wrote:58 Skylane is right..
Ethanol harmful to all manner of older machines. Not just the fuel mileage and heat issues, but all of the rubber and other perishable materials in your fuel system. Vapor locking from winter blend oxynegated fuels is another issue.
I am a HUGE supporter of Mogas in aviation but Ethanol blended fuels are a menace.
On a "side note", the third world food costs due to Ethanol mandates are having devastating consequenses. In Haiti, they add mud to their grain mixture to try to feel full when they eat beacuse corn prices are so high.
Save the Corn for the hungry families, I'll pay more to have clean fuel, and no swollen bellies...
hotrod150 wrote:I'm not a farmer or an economist, but I don't think ethanol production would necesarily affect the rice of corn. What it would affect is other grains-- if everyone's busy growing corn, they're not growing wheat beans rice or whatever. Dues to the laws of supply & demand, the pirces for those commodoties would go up. I think most cultures (and more third-world countries) eat more rice than corn.
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