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Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale

 
Anonymous Coward
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06/04/2010 11:28 AM
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Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
Ok GLP,

I filled up my tank with 10% ethanol gas and took a trip mostly highway and it cost .078 per mile ($2.59 per gallon).

I filled up for the rountrip back with pure gasoline ($2.85 per gallon) and got .066 per mile. I got 100 more miles per tank (roughly 10 gallon tank) if you can believe it.


Both were mid grade fuels in 2 different states.

I really like the pure stuff better but it's getting harder and harder to find.

Any Tales or comments of your own?
Anonymous Coward
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06/04/2010 11:41 AM
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I have a flex fuel pickup, don't have the exact figures but when burning the e85 ethanol, my mileage drops by 3-5 mpg which offsets the cheaper price.
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06/04/2010 11:50 AM
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I have three vehicles. Two of them get about 8% better gas mileage using 100% gasoline. The third, which is much newer than the others gets about the same with both 100% gasoline or 90% gasoline 10% ethanol.
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06/04/2010 11:59 AM
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Once a summer I have to make a 200 mile trip. With 10% ethanol in the 13 gallon tank, I have to buy gas on the way back. With pure gas, I have a quarter tank left when I get home. I refuse to buy 10% ethanol gas as long as I can get pure gas.
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06/04/2010 12:23 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
Once a summer I have to make a 200 mile trip. With 10% ethanol in the 13 gallon tank, I have to buy gas on the way back. With pure gas, I have a quarter tank left when I get home. I refuse to buy 10% ethanol gas as long as I can get pure gas.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 977691


You're lucky you can still find it. In Missouri, it's mandated.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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06/04/2010 02:25 PM
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Great feedback, thanks guys!


hf
Anonymous Coward
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06/04/2010 02:39 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
Also, the ethanol destroys gaskets.
Ho_Lee_Kao

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06/04/2010 03:08 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
BULLshit, EVERYONE that produces ethanol admits it is LESS efficient that gasoline!!!
Anonymous Coward
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04/22/2012 10:37 PM
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bump, more results please
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04/22/2012 10:42 PM
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Diesel really should be more popular in America.
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04/22/2012 10:46 PM
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ethanol is hell on fuel pumps right?
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04/23/2012 01:44 PM
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trying it 100% right now ...so far its been noticeably better in my 92 geo
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04/23/2012 02:05 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
ethanol is a scam to support the price of corn for.... MONSANTO and ADM and their cronies.

They not only get to "sell" their corn to the government, they get to raise the price so meat producers have to pay more.

On top of that, it forces people to use more gasoline.

It is another instance of "The people" which are *big business* voting themselves public money from the coffers. This was the predicted reason for "democracy" being doomed from the start.
Anonymous Coward
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04/23/2012 09:31 PM
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corn check
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04/23/2012 09:45 PM
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Pure gas even with towing 1mpg better per gallon at least!
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04/23/2012 10:17 PM
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Diesel really should be more popular in America.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421478


AMEN.

I had a VW Jetta TDI (diesel) and it consistently got 42 MPG, 70% highway 30% city driving.
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04/23/2012 10:28 PM
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I brew my own ethanol using jerusalem artichokes (sun chokes). For my time it costs about .80 cents a gallon to distill. I run it in my 1987 yamaha enduro 350 with drilled out jets. Runs fine. Basically free. Plus i can drink the shit in a martini glass.

The corruption comes in with the corn. There are many crops that yield triple the ethanol that corn does. But the government knew that. What were there names? Oh, nobody cares about that.

I'll start running ethanol pure in my vehicles pretty soon. The savings will offset any repairs i have to do. But so far it cleans the hell out of a motor. Just gotta have a good warm up. Keep the block warm. And screw buying gas ever again.
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04/23/2012 10:32 PM
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Pure gas even with towing 1mpg better per gallon at least!
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holy cow, thats saying sumthin
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04/23/2012 11:16 PM
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Diesel really should be more popular in America.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421478


AMEN.

I had a VW Jetta TDI (diesel) and it consistently got 42 MPG, 70% highway 30% city driving.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3850631


Diesel is the way to go near term. If you want green,
bio-diesel is quite a bit better than ethanol. Much of its
reused waste oil from restaurants. Even if you grow oil
crops, you get a much higher return than fermenting the corn.

Old Mercedes Diesel's are pretty cheap and will happily run
bio-diesel with some minor hose replacements. One of these
days am going to get an electric transmission put in one add
a battery, instant hybrid. Couple of hundred horse power
DC motor. Leave sports cars in the dust :-)
Anonymous Coward
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04/23/2012 11:21 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
Ok GLP,

I filled up my tank with 10% ethanol gas and took a trip mostly highway and it cost .078 per mile ($2.59 per gallon).

I filled up for the rountrip back with pure gasoline ($2.85 per gallon) and got .066 per mile. I got 100 more miles per tank (roughly 10 gallon tank) if you can believe it.


Both were mid grade fuels in 2 different states.

I really like the pure stuff better but it's getting harder and harder to find.

Any Tales or comments of your own?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 979161


i csn not only believe it i can prove it too ! slcohol in gas loses combustion and milage engines ping which leads to failure !a pre determined fact du to pre ingition and pisto valve failure
Anonymous Coward
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04/23/2012 11:29 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
Ok GLP,

I filled up my tank with 10% ethanol gas and took a trip mostly highway and it cost .078 per mile ($2.59 per gallon).

I filled up for the rountrip back with pure gasoline ($2.85 per gallon) and got .066 per mile. I got 100 more miles per tank (roughly 10 gallon tank) if you can believe it.


Both were mid grade fuels in 2 different states.

I really like the pure stuff better but it's getting harder and harder to find.

Any Tales or comments of your own?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 979161


i csn not only believe it i can prove it too ! slcohol in gas loses combustion and milage engines ping which leads to failure !a pre determined fact du to pre ingition and pisto valve failure
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12924193


thinking you are correct
Pcgeek
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04/23/2012 11:35 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
If I run ethanol in my car the engine light comes on shortly after and goes off after a tank or 2 of the regular gas. I live in Iowa and refuse to use ethanol gas!
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04/23/2012 11:38 PM
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If I run ethanol in my car the engine light comes on shortly after and goes off after a tank or 2 of the regular gas. I live in Iowa and refuse to use ethanol gas!
 Quoting: Pcgeek 4005344


interesting!
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04/23/2012 11:41 PM
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[link to pure-gas.org]

check ethanol free in va and in your state
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04/24/2012 03:45 PM
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04/24/2012 03:52 PM
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I have a 200Km commute to work and back each day. I used to give the local gas station around 400 bucks a month for gas. That is until he switched to 10% ethanol gas. I've never been back. It gunks up your engine and you get 10% less fuel economy.
the Questeon ?
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04/30/2012 08:03 PM
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ban cornahol
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04/30/2012 08:07 PM
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The corruption comes in with the corn. There are many crops that yield triple the ethanol that corn does. But the government knew that. What were there names? Oh, nobody cares about that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13153070


Sugar cane? Everybody has heard of that.
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04/30/2012 08:11 PM
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Re: Ethanol Vs. Non Ethanol Gasoline-A driver's tale
The corruption comes in with the corn. There are many crops that yield triple the ethanol that corn does. But the government knew that. What were there names? Oh, nobody cares about that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13153070


Sugar cane? Everybody has heard of that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15279941


any ethanol free in Australia?
Anonymous Coward
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04/30/2012 08:19 PM
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corn ethanol is lower octane so it does not burn as well as gasoline.

Also if it comes into contact with moisture, while in your tank, it will gum up the motor and it will require service.

Boat owners are always getting fucked up with that shit.
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04/30/2012 08:40 PM
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BULLshit, EVERYONE that produces ethanol admits it is LESS efficient that gasoline!!!
 Quoting: Ho_Lee_Kao


True, pure ethanol provides about 34% less energy per unit than pure gasoline.

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