Bobsnotch at aol.com
Bobsnotch at aol.com
Wed Nov 8 22:42:39 PST 2017
In a message dated 11/7/2017 12:04:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
catnine09 at dslextreme.com writes:
The trouble is after they decided to water down the fuel and over a long
enough period of time since they have added more and more % wise it's
difficult tell what these cars ran like on old gas.
I'm all for not not pumping poison into the air and land . The ethonal
lasts about three months or less in a fuel tank , either you drive enough
use it which doesn't sit well and I've read at less than 10% it doesn't
reduce certain exhaust emissions as we were told.
I don't have the option of buying even a good used car and I don't drive
very much . I have no idea if my 73 runs rich or lean it certainly does
get great MPG in this stop and go traffic I have to deal with. Each year
there are more and more auto's here it's endless none stop 24/7 . Here in
Calif they continue to raise the price of gas , doesn't seem to affect the
traffic. I'm lucky if I get 100 miles out of a tank.
You might think they're watering it down, but they aren't. It still has to
pass standards that are applied to motor fuels. Yes, there are
people/companies that want to raise the level of ethanol to 15%, but SEMA studies have
proven that even cars built into the 2000's (I believe up thru 2005 or
2006) can have detrimental effects to their engines from running 15%
ethanol-gas mix. You also have to factor in that rubber hoses aren't made for ethanol
fuels, which is why most newer cars (that CAN run "flex fuel") use plastic
lines for their fuel lines (main & return), or they use steel lines. But
today's fuels are nothing like they used to be. The added chemicals (for
cleaner burning) and the removal of lead are 2 things that affect fuel mileage
in older cars. Back in the day (when your car was new) it probably got 30+
mpg out on the highway. But today, that same car in the same state of tune
would only get 27 mpg. But, you no longer have 200 + days of smog as a
result of cleaner fuel in California. But what you're forgetting, is that
California used something even more toxic than ethanol to help clean the air.
MTB I think it was. It poisoned ground water. While the rest of the country
got ethanol, you guys got that instead. We've had ethanol mixed fuel since
1985. The nearest non-ethanol gas station is 30 miles away (1 way), so I'm
not about to drive out of my way just to find "pure" gas. If you're so
worried about it, log onto Gas Buddy dot com, and see where the nearest "pure
gas" place is near you, and buy it from them.
Just so you know, gas prices go up or down due to supply and demand. If you
have an area where there is a large demand, prices will reflect that. Add
in a higher cost of living, and prices reflect that as well.
My question to you is how many months does a tank of fuel last? More than 3
months? If so you might want to add some stabil to your fuel. How long
does it take to go 100 miles?
Sorry everyone, I just got rolling on a rant (I even trimmed it some). I
didn't mean to. Honest. But trying to get a message across feels like I'm
beating my head against a wall some times. I know I've had this conversation
before (on the Samba I think).
Bob 65 Notch w/Factory Sunroof converted to IRS
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the type3-vwtype3.org