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To: mamelukesabre

The problem is that the alcohol has a high octane. It is mixed into the fuel and falls out of suspension when it absorbs 5%(?) water by volume. Then your octane drops significantly and detonation occurs.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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And to think.. Tpaw mandated E-20 for those of us in Minnesota..

we can get E0 but it’s only sold as premium for collector cars and small engines.

BTW, my 01 Venture van and 02 Express are “collector cars” in my book.

So far, only one station questioned me. I said “do you want to sell fuel or not?” they turned the pump on.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Clay Moore

and gas without the octane boosting ethanol doesn’t?


28 posted on 05/16/2012 11:52:17 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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