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Old 05-09-2012, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: Found ethonal free

Originally Posted by ferball View Post
Ethanol is such a scam....
Actually... you may already be aware of this, but ethanol itself is a wonderful fuel that's been used in racing for years, even as a substitute for methanol racing fuel as it is less corrosive and toxic... and there's the fact it's a renewable resource we can produce domestically.

The only issue with ethanol itself is the engine needs be built for it with raised compression and alcohol resistant components, the only "scam" is the horrid practice of mixing it with a completely different fuel type, gasoline - which ofc when pawned off on the public to run in unmodified engines results in decreased fuel efficiency (buy more please) and repairs/replacement parts (buy more please).

If straight ethanol was readily available around here, I'd convert my four stroke in a heartbeat

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