Ethanol Gas / Alternative Fuels - "Off topic"

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Richard Harrow, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    You guys can keep your green cars. I'm just going to wait until Lockheed Martin perfects nuclear fusion within the next few years. I believe 2017 was the date mentioned. Then I'll go out and find me an '81 DeLorean, drop on a Mr. Fusion and have a good old time.
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Although nuclear fusion may never be an option, hydrogen will be. The only emission is water.
     
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  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I still would like to see a diesel electric hybrid. Even a Harley 88 cube used to generate electric power. Imagine the marketing possibilities! !
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Diesel is still considered by many to be a "dirty" fuel. Diesel hybrid sounds like an oxymoron. VW is working really hard to change that mindset with their TDI.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Diesel hybrid is what powers freight trains.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm not talking about fueling the entire country----I'm talking about fueling passenger vehicles.
     
  7. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The only thing is that they haven't developed any regenerative braking system for locomotives.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Trains do have a regenerative braking system, but they have no electric storage capacity. The electricity generated is turned into heat and dissipated just like a giant hair dryer.
     
  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Yeah, that's what I mean. Generated and wasted, just like regular brakes. Kinetic energy transformed into heat and dissipated.
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    But yet the Federal government has requirements that so much ethanol must be produced each year. With tax credits to make it competitive. Everyone uses E 10 gasoline in my state because it is 15 cents a gallon cheaper.
     
  11. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Wow you really know nothing about ethanol do you
     
  12. It does wonders,for my lawnmower,generator,and tiller every year. Lots of clogged carburetors and fuel lines.
     
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  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    [derail] Tell me! I replaced fuel lines in two weed trimmers and one tiller (Mantis) last spring because the ethanol dissolved them! [/derail]
     
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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Ethanol blend is not recommended for small engines. UPS mechanics tell everyone to stay away from it for their personal cars. UPS does not use ethanol blend in package cars. Good enough for me. I would rather spend the extra $2.00 a tank full for regular unleaded gas.
     
  15. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Not Recommend for small engines silly boy
     
  16. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    NOT recommend
     
  17. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    We run E85 in our personal vehicles... Sometimes up to a dollar cheaper. Do you guys even know where ethanol comes from?
     
  18. Loom at the gas pump next time,usually says "contains up to 10% ethanol"
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Problem is, nobody sell non-ethanol gas around here. New fuel lines, higher octane (for mixed gas) and I'm good to go.
     
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  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah comes from corn. Drives up the corn prices and the beef and pork prices. Good for the all the farmers in my state, but bad for people wanting to eat. I have an E 85 Ranger. Used E 85 and got 12 mpg. Use regular gas and get 17 mpg. I live in the corn belt.