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tomtom08

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2011 7:22:33 AM

just vote yes or no should ethanol be added to gas
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sh1361
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:21:50 PM

Yes
It should be added distilled sprits as well.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:21:03 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:07:32 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:22:15 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:28:47 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:46:18 AM

No
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:24:58 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 1:37:54 PM

NO...but offer more E85 stations for Flex-Fuelers (like me) who help American Farmers.
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Skyline521
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 1:17:09 PM

Should stay separate from regular gas. E85 is fine. Especially for boosted hondas and nissans tuned for E85 ;)
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 1:11:22 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:52:40 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:08:46 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 4:54:47 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 7:54:52 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:24:43 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:12:57 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:26:41 AM

I use Ethanol Free Fuels in all my vehicles!
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:51:35 AM

no
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MrBlonde81
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 1:36:32 PM

Yes, for now. No once a better replacement is found. It's better than having MTBE in the gas contaminating our ground water.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 1:07:01 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:22:08 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 10:39:48 PM

NO
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 10:10:41 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:13:04 AM

I still say NO.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 11:26:45 AM

ne
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:46:23 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:31:38 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:14:31 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:29:16 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 6:58:18 AM

no
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trkerjim
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 1:04:33 PM

no my vehicle gets about 3 miles per gallon less on 10% ethanol gas
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 7:59:33 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:18:31 PM

I still say no.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:12:36 PM

No.
I agree with those saying "let the market decide".
I for one would like a choice.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:36:01 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 5:03:27 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 8:35:52 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:30:09 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:23:21 AM

" The only difference....10% ethanol, showing that ethanol gives little power in low compression ratio (9:1 to 12:1) gasoline engines. Ethanol needs high compression ratio ethanol engines to efficiently extract its energy.:

Nice theory. However, the "compression" generated by an engine at top dead center has as much to do with timing and manifold pressure as it does relative compression ratio. since the mid 1980s carmakers have sold engines with knock sensors. So, depending on the properties of the fuel, timing advances accordingly.

The psi generated at tdc in a modern engine would be the same, regardless of relative compression ratio. Even in the off the lot boring passenger car, timing adjusts to take advantage of the higher octane of ethanol to create more power, not less. According to a GM alternate fuels engineer I spoke with several years ago, the FFV Tahoe produced 5% more hp on E85 than regular gasoline.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:20:22 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:31:49 PM

I have many years of careful mpg records of 10% ethanol blend & 100% ethanol-free gasoline for 3 vehicles. 100% gasoline gives 8% to 5% better mpg. The only difference....10% ethanol, showing that ethanol gives little power in low compression ratio (9:1 to 12:1) gasoline engines. Ethanol needs high compression ratio ethanol engines to efficiently extract its energy. A minority of gasoline vehicles even show 10% increase with 100% gasoline. This means that ethanol in 10% ethanol blends produce NO power from those minority vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 2:23:41 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:34:35 PM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:25:34 AM

No!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:25:25 AM

Has anybody here ever counted the results?...Nawww... of course not. Just a thread to vent.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 9:57:54 AM

No. ..
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 9:33:56 AM

no
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:44:57 AM

no
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:53:43 AM

no
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:04:05 AM

no
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