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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Forget dedicated-ethanol engines, I wouldn't hold my breath not even for a return of them to the Brazilian market. When it comes to engine design, I consider the Toyota 8AR-FTS nearly perfect to be turned into a flexfuel engine.
OK, so what kind of fuel economy can be had from these engines, or more precisely, what does the BSFC look like?

If the engine can't put out, say 85% of the power of a gasoline engine by volume, then the ethanol-rich fuel wouldn't be economically viable in the US at current fuel prices. I'd also want to see the price of ethanol vs gasoline with all subsidies removed.

As I'm always saying, if something is better, it would be commonplace already (or will be very soon) without government subsidy.
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