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    EPA on Corn Ethanol - Update

    This went to EPA's Lisa Jackson, and also Margo Oge (the one who testified several times to Congress that it takes tens of acres to produce one gallon of biofuel). I bet anything, that you can trace a financier to an oil company. It has already been done to several Politicians that objected LOUDLY to Ethanol, Funds were traced back to Oil Company executives, either from personal accounts, or company accounts. I laugh at the EPA, it is so outdated, and corrupt, I dont even recognize it as an entity. We need a totally separate agency to run Biofuels, starting with the eliminations of old, outdated Laws to protect oil companies. Until then, we are being weighted down needlessly.
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    EPA on Corn Ethanol - Update

    This went to EPA's Lisa Jackson, and also Margo Oge (the one who testified several times to Congress that it takes tens of acres to produce one gallon of biofuel). I bet anything, that you can trace a financier to an oil company. It has already been done to several Politicians that objected LOUDLY to Ethanol, Funds were traced back to Oil Company executives, either from personal accounts, or company accounts. I laugh at the EPA, it is so outdated, and corrupt, I dont even recognize it as an entity. We need a totally separate agency to run Biofuels, starting with the eliminations of old, outdated Laws to protect oil companies. Until then, we are being weighted down needlessly.
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    2000 Chevy S-10

    I bought a 2000 S-10 FFV I4 from a Beer company back in November. It had 181,000 miles on the clock. I decided to do a test, I ran a tank of Regular on it, and I got 31mpg, then ran 3 tanks of E85, and got 30. well, 4,000 miles later mileage went to 14mpg, being either Gas or E85. I foudn out the second Catalytic Converter had a lot of restriction, and the converter company advised against of replacing it, IF I was only to use E85. So they told the muffler shop to chop it and install a plain pipe in its place. The results..... I went from 14 mpg on open highway, to 30.5 mpg, on E85. I did not use a O2 Simulator, or have the downstream O2 turned off in the PCM, and I have not had a Check Engine Light yet. YES< that means my pollution is within design of the vehicles limits for that year model, without a Cat on it.. I can pass all Sniffer test by state inspections. If they do a visual check, I would have to put a casing or a resonator there saying its a Cat. But I was only running actual test. I love the gain in power, exhaust flow, and sound... Next step is to adjust the Maps in the PCM , to eliminate the CA emissions... like turing off Emissions, Raising Timing for 100 octane, remove speed governor, and calibrating the Speedometer for my 2" taller tires. Sorry for the long rant, but I found it neat as this is my first time manipulating a FFV, and seeing how far one can go.
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    E85 -- Downside

    I just tried cranking the Firebird after a month of sitting... It pops, shakes, then backfires. the E85 in it is probably 1.5-2 months old. I purged a little of the fuel, and its kinda yellow, I bet its went bad. I have never stored E85 that long... I wonder if I should drain it and fill it with fresh. Isn't storage for E85 only about 30 days if I remember right? I know gasoline is only 45 days when it varnishes.. maybe the gas varnished in it...
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    New Clinton, TN E85 Station

    I hope there are six more.. Chattanooga's area needs at least 2.
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    New Clinton, TN E85 Station

    This is the first E85 station I know Weigles has, I will be checking into it and see if there are more stations on the Horizon that will carry it. I know Pilots gas was pure junk before they started selling E10 blend. I couldn't get anything to run off it.
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    E85 -- Downside

    I also have a 2000 S-10 FFV truck, and this is a little disturbing to hear. I have 180,000 miles on mine, and have never had that happen.And I always use E85 also. I have heard of this even in Gasoline vehicles. Did you open your gas cap to vent pressure? One thing I noticed on vehicles that do that, is when the exhaust is very close to the fuel tank, it literally boils the fuel in the tank. Do you know of any exhaust changes on the vehicle? This is typical when makers like Ford, especially the Police Interceptor Crown Victorias run both exhaust pipes right against the fuel tank. I have had a huge vaccum in the tank because of it, be extremely careful when opening the cap. Being a former Police Dept. mechanic, this is the second dumbest design in a gas vehicle I have ever seen. If it happens again , try that and let your fuel cool down. It may be a good idea to look underneath the truck and see how the exhaust is ran, it may be worth while to change the location of it slightly or put a heat shield around it by the tank. Keep us posted on this.
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    E85 99 cents at that Dailys Station in Smyrna Tennessee

    Wow, thats amazing, I knew it cost more than that to buy it. I would gladly take over their E85 accounting, as that error seems to be very elementary. Thanks for checking up on it and reporting.
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    E85 99 cents at that Dailys Station in Smyrna Tennessee

    I was told by a station that most stores have had increased prices. Its all in the profit acquisition or greed factor. Some time ago, I was told it takes about 80-85 cents to distribute E85. That is Plant price plus profit. The station takes the hit on transport cost if I am correct. Here in Knoxville, Pilot has had a monopoly in the selling of E85, and is 1.59 a gallon now same as Regular gas, The new station is 20 cents a gallon cheaper. I hope this will stimulate competition. in the local market. I never understood how That station in Smyrna could sell it for 80 cents a gallon, considering it comes from the same place Knoxville gets it. But I do know this, Smyrna has been lower 99% of the time. I hope we can get a fixed price of .99 a gallon soon. I will still buy it over gas even if its a little over gasses pricing. But not at a gouged rate like what your saying. Anyone ask the Station Why it did exactly?
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    E85 99 cents at that Dailys Station in Smyrna Tennessee

    No Kidding, but whats up with the price gouging all of a sudden. You woudl think the oil companies were behind it..lol I am thinking they may have changed to E70 blend.. Does anyone know for sure?
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    New Clinton, TN E85 Station

    I was curious about this new station. I had no idea Weigles was in the market to sell E85, so I took a trip to see how it was priced and its appearance in this little tucked away town off of I-75. I was amazed! They had E85 up on the main marquee, full sized between Regular and Diesel. It was 1.39 a gallon and regular was 1.53. They even put the 105 Octane stickers on it. The appearance was very professional and eye catching with the Yellow hoses and stickers. It sure makes Pilot look like a bunch of cheapskates. Plus, these are the brand new UL Certified machines just released, and they are beautiful and hi tech. I give Weigles an A grade for it E85 Debut, and give Pilot Oil Corp. a D+ for lack of care selling the product and outdated equipment. I Was able to snap a couple good pictures of the station and Marquee, and will post them on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74107513@N00/3087265989/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/74107513@N00/3088102596/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/74107513@N00/3087266219/
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    E85 83 cents a gallon

    Thanks, but i was referring to the Weigles in Clinton.
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    Clarksville E-85, not good enough price to buy

    Knoxville has actually been worse the last two months. There have been times E85 was priced higher than Reg Unleaded. Pilot Corp has not been doing that good of a job in pricing. It took weeks to adjust the E85 accordingly. For nearly 3 weeks, I keep looking at how Pilot charged 1.98 for E85 the entire time, while 1.97 for gas, then 1.87 for gas, while others in Middle TN were charging 80 cents cheaper or more. *shaking Head* At least they are at 1.39 now, still 30-50 cents too high according to the market now. Funny thing is, we are only 20 miles from the largest Ethanol producer in the region.(Tate and Lyle) I also have a 2000 S-10 FFV. I do see less MPG, but, I get a lot more power from it using E85. While on the other hand, my Firebird is mildly tuned for higher octane, so it actually doesnt see the big loss in MPG. I can still get 28hwy on it, while the 4cyl truck gets about 26hwy. After seeing how the E85 cleaned the carbon out of the engine due to the former business that owned it using regular gas, Its amazing anyone uses pure Gas anymore. I can pull spark plugs after 30,000 miles from a Gas burn and a E85 burn, and the difference is night and day.
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    E85 83 cents a gallon

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    Fuel Pumps

    I was using a unit ordered from Summit racing. I dont have beginning pressures. Being in eastern TN, I am only minutes from where the 6,000,000 gallon per year Ethanol plant is (Tate and Lyle). My 99 Firebird has a composite tank. I am thinking that the design of the Walbro pump isn't what it used to be. My new pump pushes 65 psi to the fuel rail. Summit warranted the part out for me. The Aeromotive has a much lower but louder tone while it is running than the Walbro. There is an obvious difference.
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