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Old 06-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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E15 to E85 coming to a pump near you!

Well it's here at the pump...E15 all the way up to E85. Now what do I do?

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Vote differently?

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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E89 works nicely.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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That just sucks on so many ignorant bureaucratic levels.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Invest in corn futures.

So this is from the us department of energy:

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ethanol_e85.html

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E85 has about 27% less energy per gallon than gasoline (mileage penalty lessens as ethanol content decreases), but, because ethanol is a high-octane fuel, it offers increased vehicle power and performance.
Beyond the simple mis-truth here, in the same sentence they say "E85 has about 27% less energy per gallon than gasoline", followed by "it offers increased vehicle power..."

I've seen TV ads at 3 in the morning that sounded more honest...
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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Invest in corn futures.

So this is from the us department of energy:

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ethanol_e85.html

Beyond the simple mis-truth here, in the same sentence they say "E85 has about 27% less energy per gallon than gasoline", followed by "it offers increased vehicle power..."

I've seen TV ads at 3 in the morning that sounded more honest...
What they are saying is that if you redesign the engine for Emore, you can get higher power because Emore has higher octane which supports higher compression?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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I'd be fine with the E15, if it meant the other gas would drop the E10 BS, and go pure petroleum.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #9
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Be glad you don't own a Ducati with a bendy-ass plastic tank. Ethanol balloons it up pretty good.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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Eh?

It will be the 89+ grade for me at that station.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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What chaps my ass the most is that there will be no disclaimer to let people know that their gas mileage will be drastically reduced if they use e-15. So even though they will save a few cents a gallon, that gallon will not go as far.
What chaps my ass is the bullshit in your post. At most E-15 will ding you 5%, if you're getting 20 mpg on pure gas, you'll get 19 mpg on E-15. Hardly a back breaking reduction.

But you're not running pure gas now, are you? So the difference between E-10 and E-15 will be .33 mpg if you're still talking about that 20 mpg average.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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What chaps my ass is the bullshit in your post. At most E-15 will ding you 5%, if you're getting 20 mpg on pure gas, you'll get 19 mpg on E-15. Hardly a back breaking reduction.

But you're not running pure gas now, are you? So the difference between E-10 and E-15 will be .33 mpg if you're still talking about that 20 mpg average.

What chaps my ass is somebody spreading bullshit that makes a living off of corn.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #13
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What chaps my ass is somebody spreading bullshit that makes a living off of corn.
It's not bullshit, it's math.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #14
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I get about 10% better MPG with E0 than E10.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #15
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I get about 10% better MPG with E0 than E10.
I'm sure you do.
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