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Re: E85 farmall s love it period!

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Centex Farmall

01-26-2013 17:04:47
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I too wish they would sell 100% Ethanol and quit mixing up concoctions of stuff that doesn't work great in anything. Let alcohol run on it's own merit. If it really is great then it will be succesful. I agree LNG has potential if they get the filling stations worked out. But then propane never really caught on.

I would like to see a closed loop farming operation where every single piece of equipment used in corn production runs on pure ethanol made from the previous year's crop and then see how much surplus comes off every year for sale.

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Duner Wi

01-26-2013 19:08:28
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Centex Farmall, 01-26-2013 17:04:47  
If it was 100% would we not be drinking it?



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Centex Farmall

01-26-2013 19:42:46
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Duner Wi, 01-26-2013 19:08:28  
LOL I hadn't thought of it that way. $3 dollar hooch right at the pump! All the wino's will be hanging out at the gas station.



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John G. Hasler

01-27-2013 05:55:03
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Centex Farmall, 01-26-2013 19:42:46  
Pure ethanol certainly wouldn"t work well as a substitute for gasoline in engines designed to run on the latter. I wonder how well it would work in distillate engines, though? (Not that I have any way to find out.)

Oh, well. According to the newsies soon enough everything not electric will be running on LNG or hydrogen and gasoline will be illegal.



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Centex Farmall

01-27-2013 09:12:28
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to John G. Hasler, 01-27-2013 05:55:03  
I agree, it wouldn't work well as a direct substitute, but if you knew you had a reliable supply of straight ethanol you could build and tune for it, mainly higher compression lower air/fuel ratio. It would have to cost half as much as gasoline just to break even.



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Janicholson

01-26-2013 20:22:30
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Centex Farmall, 01-26-2013 19:42:46  
Two reasons for mixing gasoline with Ethanol. It makes it difficult to consume as a beverage!! and it also allows vehicles to start in cold weather. Which pure Ethanol doesn't do because of vapor pressure (stays liquid) issues in cold climates. Jim



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36F30

01-26-2013 19:17:19
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Duner Wi, 01-26-2013 19:08:28  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see Yup, they are required to add white gas at the Ethanol Plant otherwise they would be a distillery making corn whisky.



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WOpp

01-26-2013 17:57:13
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 Re: E85 farmall s love it period! in reply to Centex Farmall, 01-26-2013 17:04:47  
How about running it all on soybean bio diesel. Your engines will love it and no modifications would be needed,. Diesels love vegtable oil



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