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MORE ETHANOL IN FUEL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JONNY TACO, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    JONNY TACO

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    There was a report in our paper that using 15% ethanol has been approved . I think that will be bad for our engines. Anyone know the real affects on our tacoma engines?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    One of the main problems with using more ethanol in our gas is that the shelf life is less

    Also Ethanol attracts moisture

    For older vehicles it can break down the rubber fuel lines if the lines were not made to carry Ethanol Fuels

    It will also kill your gas mileage as we all already know :(
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Pisses me off that I'm paying $3.10 for a gallon of gasoline and 10% of that gallon is that corn shit. I used to be able to get near mid 20s per gallon on the highway, now I'm lucky to get over 20.
     
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    my local conoco has ethanol free gas!
     
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    It's a bunch of BS...it raises food prices, decreases efficiency of our engines, has questionable effects on our vehicles. Just government political BS.

    Ethanol requires a different A/F ratio than gasoline (I think it's 10/1 instead of 14/1), so you end up burning more fuel on E85 and E100 vehicles. I could see this being an issue down the road with cars since they're running too lean of a ratio for the fuel blend. Although the ethanol is raising the octane rating (which would battle the detination issues of the leaner mixture), it makes me wonder if the gas stations are just mixing shittier gas with it since the ethanol boosts the octane a little.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    50 states wide.. it must be marked on the pump if it contains somewhere between any and 1%. Believe it when you see it.. But I remember reading that they were going to start pushing it in at least metropolitan areas for smog reasons.

    People cried about the phasing out of lead too. Nothing to be done about it from your point of view other than be ready. I'm sure if there's a nation wide roll out of high ethanol gas there will be re-fittings or something. THings go as they are, probably a phase out of gasoline will start being discussed soon.

    ROll with it, try to be ahead of the curve.


    It just takes one drought to put ethanol on the back burner. 1 little famine or shortage. We have a great continent for raising crops. If our economy falters, it might become a problem... companies selling fuel corn etc instead of feeding americans. But I'm being a bit of an alarmist... though others are talking about it.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    I wouldn't go that far. One of the primary causes of death in the US is air pollution. Mostly attributed to coal, but cars as well. TUrns out people care about that more than horsepower and few even understand the difference. Green, pollution control, hate for oil companies is big now-a-days.

    Its not new, flex fuel cars have been sold for the last 10-15 years just for this reason. If all of a sudden they started selling 30% ethanol I would blame myself for not buying a GM. Not the USG or toyota.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Not all stations that sell 10% ethanol will sell the 15% because of the cost to install another pump on the island if there is room is what I read in the paper, unless big brother makes them convert that 10% to 15, that could be the senero.
     
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