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Offline iskdude57

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Ethanol gets better mpg than gasoline
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:33:19 am »
Due to a much MUCH higher compression ratio potential ethanol gets better horsepower, torque, and mileage than gasoline. 

Here's some grass roots scientific data on an acura rsx with increased compression+turbo charger

http://e85vehicles.com/e85/index.php/topic,4749.0.html

Obviously this goes to show that professors have no idea what they're talking about when they say that ethanol gets less mpg than gasoline.  A much touted false statement in the mainstream media

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So, ethanol as a motor fuel would allow higher compression ratios and probably higher operating temperature of the engine, both of which would improve efficiency and performance. The engine would need to burn more ethanol than gasoline (or burn it a faster rate) to produce the same power, and it would not go as far on a tankful of gas (or E85).

I hope this answers your question. Ask again if you are still confused.

Richard Barrans
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming

quote was taken from here http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem07/chem07060.htm

Well so much for a college education...

I'd very much like to enjoy ethanol in my car, as I hate doing oil changes every so often.  Ethanol burns MUCH MUCH Cleaner leaving no carbon residue unlike gasoline which is why your engine oil turns black...