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Old 07-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #409
unfocused1
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
Too much octane will waste fuel. The unburnt fuel will go right out your tailpipe.
True, but 10% ethanol has definitely shown a massive negative MPG impact... if, averaged, the net result means we're better off importing more real oil than to turn corn into fuel, then why do the latter since we'd be only wasting more energy more quickly, also noting how oil and petrochemical fertilizers also add into the oil equation?

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Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
E85 can have up to 33% less energy content, so you're not likely to gain any power through its use. The only advantage I see is reducing our dependence on Middle-Eastern oil. But the stuff is not good for engines, fuel systems or MPG.
The last I'd read, we were exporting oil, so we can't be too dependent...

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...174452881.html

Weird.
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