Re: 98 Octane with Ethonol
I did a bit of research on this a couple of months ago.
The octane rating is not a problem, but the downside is that there is less energy in one litre of ethanol compared to petrol. At 10% though this is hardly noticable.
As for the oxygen content - from what I've read it is a down side. It means there is less oxygen needed through your intake system, therefore there is no gain.
The up side is that it burns much cleaner. I would love to see a controlled test on cost per kilometre of ethanol vs petrol.
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