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Old 11-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #17
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What about no regulations on the octane where one time it MIGHT be 90-91 and the next time 94
Kinda sucks for the guy tuned for 96 and gets a batch of 91

I have had e85 tested a few times for octane an no one time was it even 100

Bad MPG
Harder starting in cold weather
unregulated octane
should change oil more often
Yes it cost less but you use more

Its funny I hear from people how e85 reduces green house effects by 13% , then when you ask how it gets taken from the feilds and how its planted and they say Diesel tractor which puts out 50% more green house effects then a gas engine , then you have to use a lot of electricity to make the e85 and in most cases that uses coal and uses more natural recources so where is the savings ???? then on top of that you should change the oil more often so you make even more polution , In the end you end up make more polution then you save

So... where the savings ... what good does it do to run it ??? I havent found an upside yet but a LOT of down side

Tom
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