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post #21 of 689 Old 05-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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dammit i havent filled up yet, i know there are zero stations around me that dont use ethanol

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dammit i havent filled up yet, i know there are zero stations around me that dont use ethanol

I don't see it being an issue with this engine, it's modern, it's not a little snowblower engine. I don't think Honda would put out an engine that would run on fuel that's very hard to find in a large section of the U.S.
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dammit i havent filled up yet, i know there are zero stations around me that dont use ethanol

Your owners manual may specify the maximum percentage of ethanol..probably 15 % for use in the engine. Its bad stuff because it can cause corrosion..deteriate seals and gasketing , delivers less power and goes bad sooner if left in the tank very long..and then we pay extra for it because of added refining effort...you can thank our Federal government.
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Your owners manual may specify the maximum percentage of ethanol..probably 15 % for use in the engine. Its bad stuff because it can cause corrosion..deteriate seals and gasketing , delivers less power and goes bad sooner if left in the tank very long..and then we pay extra for it because of added refining effort...you can thank our Federal government.
Fuel systems can be built to run on ethanol without damage, as they do in Brazil.. If higher ethanol content fuel ever becomes available here the retrofit business will be booming...

One reason to use more ethanol is so that we don't have to die in mideastern wars protecting 'our' share of the oil... that's the reasoning anyway (not necessarily mine)..
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Fuel systems can be built to run on ethanol without damage, as they do in Brazil.. If higher ethanol content fuel ever becomes available here the retrofit business will be booming...

One reason to use more ethanol is so that we don't have to die in mideastern wars protecting 'our' share of the oil... that's the reasoning anyway (not necessarily mine)..
Nobody would be die'n if our stupid gov would just let drilling take place in this country to tap the massive reservoirs under our own land.
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Ethanol make gas cheaper actually. Yes, it costs more to refine but thanks to tax breaks it ends up being cheaper at the pump.
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Ethanol make gas cheaper actually. Yes, it costs more to refine but thanks to tax breaks it ends up being cheaper at the pump.
Tax breaks to make ethanol in fuel cheaper means WE pay for it. Get smart.
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I am not convinced by ethanol, though have not studied the arguments fully, so have to say I am agnostic. Here in Thailand it was supposed to be a great thing for the farmers (growing cassava as a raw material) and the country, but it has probably benefitted only a few big shots. That tends to be the norm in these parts.

My old motorcycle has to use gasoline. Some monkey pumped gasohol into it a few years ago, when it was new on the market. I said that I had asked for gasoline, but was told that it would be alright. Sure the bike ran ok, but it was not good for the fuel system. Before long rubber hoses needed replacing and the carb needed stripping and servicing. Lesson learned.

Shell service stations in Thailand sell only gasohol. Others still offer 91 octane gasoline, but it is the most expensive option by about 12%. Some of the difference is negated by gasoline giving about 4 - 5% better mpg than gasohol.

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Tax breaks to make ethanol in fuel cheaper means WE pay for it. Get smart.
Well, all I know is gas is usualy cheaper here than in the "non farm" states in the country, whether that's because we make the ethanol or not I guess I don't know.
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