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  1. I would call that a turbocharger as general rule. Much simpler than the design in the article.
  2. They're doing a typical press/blog/tv/radio technique and taking the worst case scenario and applying it across the entire cross section of cars and trolling for clicks and followers. Yes, ethanol can corrode your mid 70's import or domestic car with low grade seals, fuel lines and fuel tanks. Modern vehicles on the other hand, not so much. Mike
  3. I wonder if there is a chance the XP pipe will carry ethanol or refined E85 if it ever gets built? We already have at least one pipeline and major rail yard bringing ethanol into Texas, or at least DFW. The pipeline was stopped again today in Nebraska by a county judge in Nebraska. Mike Back in the exchange again, still driving the Ram Flexfuel. Between the Amsoil and the E85 it's pretty clean inside the motor!
  4. I run 100-128 : 1 mix with Amsoil 2 stroke and have for 20 years. Another thing we find with E85 is that it dilutes the synthetic oils a little more than is acceptable to me. There are several labs I've found that have tried to get their synthetic 2 stroke products to run like they want with E85 and the dilution as well as fallout is a problem. The moisture from burning E85 wreaks havoc with colder running 2 strokes and really sensitive power valves in the higher performance motorcycle, jet ski, snowmobile and outboards.
  5. I'm very partial to one brand, Amsoil, but I'll offer another one that's pretty popular and available nearly everywhere, Pennzoil Platinum. Well liked by a lot of knowledgable guys.
  6. Went back to work in the IT business and made the oil biz online and weekends. Amarillo has 2 blenders. One near 40 and one near 27. Both addresses are in the E85 Prices register. 2 stroke oil? Haven't found one that likes the E85 any better than the others, they just kind of tolerate it but not much in the way of excelling with E85. E85 4 stroke oil for cars is pretty well done for most. Look for API SN rating AND ILSAC GF-5 rating on the same bottle. They will stand up to the additional moisture that ends up inside the engine when running E85, especially in short trips, cooler climates.
  7. Saw it with my own eyes...took a photo just so you didn't think I was any crazier than I really am. I'd heard they were there but wasn't sure if they were still around. 4520 S Georgia, south of 27.
  8. I think I was trying during the reboot phase. Working now, thanks.
  9. Won't let me add the address. I get the name and city but no address and then no ability to add to favorites as well.
  10. There is a new station in the Dallas area in the city of Lewisville. American Food Mart E85 and E10 695 Fox Ave Lewisville TX 75067 Phone: 972-420-9789 Great price spread I'll post in the E85 prices when the station and city are added.
  11. Having tuned 1/4 mile race boats and 1/4 mile cars there is one other consideration like Phil mentioned. A boat carries a much higher load once you've gotten to cruising speed compared to a car on asphalt or even dirt, maybe an exception for sprint cars as the turns really load the drive train. Also missing is the number of times this test has reached it's end per 100 runs vs how many mechanical failures. One of the more severe tests is running a V8 car engine for 25 hours at wide open throttle. 100 hours to me is really severe. I feel like it would give a clearer answer of maybe 25 repeated 5 hour tests and then tear down the engine and compare wear, contamination and fuel system viability.
  12. I haven't had any trouble with 100:1 synthetics and E10 or even a little higher E percentage. The heat here is probably my friend though. Water cooled marine engines run at a little cooler temp than air cooled so that's not a really equal test condition.
  13. Hi Dan, Almost makes Kroger in Texas look good with their locked 30 cents per gallon spread.
  14. Hey Dan, A really good running well tuned normally aspirated gas engine will be 20% efficient. Electric is about 35% and diesel is 25%.
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