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85% gas to ethanol ratio

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NOW LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT! THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ENVIROMENTALIST INSIST THAT WE USE ETHANOL TO HELP REDUCE EMISSIONS. adding ethanol to gas will lower the mpg that your vehicle will get. so hypothetically if you get 20 mpg now my you will only get say 16 mpg. so now you have to buy more volume of fuel to get the same distance. where you would buy say 16 gallons of fuel to get a certain distance now you have to buy 20 gallons of fuel to get that same distance.WHICH INTURN MEANS YOUR'E STILL USING THE SAME AMOUNT OF GAS THAT YOU ORIGINALY WOULD USE IF THEY DIDN'T ADD THE ETHANOL TO GAS IN THE FIRST PLACE. THAT REALLY ****** ME OF!
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studies indicate that fuel economy with ethanol-enriched fuels may decrease by about 2% in fuel-injected cars. so, cars that average 20 mpg on the highway with gasoline would average about 19.6 mpg with the ethanol-gasoline blends.
sandman said:
Since I moved out here where the blended gas is standard, my gas mileage actually went up 5%.
that's more than likely due to your location. with an increase in altitude, air density decreases, and, therefore, your vehicle's computer will automatically cut back on the fuel to air ratio. with this, you'll usually find a decrease in horsepower, but an increase in your mpg.
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