Re: 20% ethanol??
"Big Al" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Wound Up" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I heard today in my gleeful drive that legislation is in the works that
>>will, among other things, phase in 20% ethanol gasoline (they said twice
>>the amount actually, so on second thought, that could be an aggregate
>> I've heard some say no problem with most cars up to 25%, but what about
>> old carbureted beasts?
>> Wound Up
>> ThunderSnake #65
> How about the crap they are selling now in CA? E-85, it's 85% Ethanol! So
> now we have a station selling it here. To get us fools to try it, they are
> selling it for $1.85 a gallon.
No cheet. So after 20+ years of yakking, we actually have E-85 pumps, I'll
be damned. And only $1.85, what a bargain for 15% petrol.
When I was in CA, I tried it in my Cavalier.
> No difference that I could perceive. But when you're dealing with a
> monster engine like that:)
That is interesting. It ran ok? Cool... I would like to try it in my own
I'm wondering about carbureted DD setups. What does it do with the lower
octane, and what about me gaskets, the mixture, the timing, all that shit.
Will I need an alcoholic carburetor? I know I -could- make my Mustang run
on ethanol if necessary, shit, it's been the Brazil way for years. But
these gradual changes in the mix... to muscle cars, tuned and built
traditionally... now what? =)