posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 11:01 PM
reply to post by kinda kurious
We've tried it for a few months after accidentally filling the tank with a blend, here in Australia. The car wroomed and zoomed the first time.
Eventually the engine started knocking and we sussed the "some cars can and some cars can't" side of the issue. We stopped using it. Flat out
stopped. There are also studies on health issues with it.
After some research we figured "ethanol" = what is now "unleaded" petrol/fuel ( which is costlier and more refined in production.) This is to
maintain that model. Now Diesel is another story. Bio-diesel and diesel engines provides completely different issues, as bio-diesel "can"
technically be produced at home/community etc. ( i.e. oil grows on trees ).
The French Peugeot company has been producing the Peugeot 307 and 407 diesel models for years. Average is 82 mpg ( miles per gallon ). The emissions
are very low. Not just low.... very low. One wonders that such tech and standards isn't made The Standard and base benchmark for the whole industry.
Within reason of course.
Through our research, or at the same time, we came across an Australian inventor who came up with a "Biocube"
You might be interested in it. A hundred acres ( 1,000? ) of hemp or sunflowers ( any oil plant ) can keep a small community fueled with bio-diesel.
We figure diesel and bio-diesel as a model, gives independence AND cost effectiveness/economic sense.
I hear you on the antique and older cars deal... not sure what "alternative" models are dealing with the issue of fuel there. I do remember the
additives we used for an old Jalopy we once had. All the more power to you man, and your Dogs.... and.... The open windows with dogs hanging half out
while crusin' down the road of roses!
Sorry for the poetry.