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Old 02-19-2022, 10:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Superbeetle has gone to ground upriver. I have to sell the Dasher before it can come home, according to the new 'Home Owners Assoc.' [slumlord].

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Old 02-20-2022, 04:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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looks like they're using experimental fuels in the gas now and/or scamming with with E85 in the pumps...
Who is "They". It is illegal to pump E85 from a gas pump labelled E10.
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Who is "They". It is illegal to pump E85 from a gas pump labelled E10.
well there has been many many reports of people getting way less MPG then normal..

I don't think it was a bad batch of fuel how could it happen from multiple places across the country? and why was the effect on multiple cars that i use... a 4banger was barely getting 20mpg around town now that the garbage gas is no longer present in the tank i'm getting normal mpg of 35 around town in the same 4 banger?...
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I thought I lost 7% of my mpg when I filled up with winter fuel which seemed abnormal.

I did some reading and found some citations suggesting "typical" winter gasoline is 10% butane while summer gasoline is only 2% butane. Liquid butane has about 14% lower volumetric energy density than gasoline, so that's only supposed to be a 1% difference unless the butane content is abnormally high or butane disproportionately lowers the density of gasoline.

This chart is completely unrelated to butane but it seems like gasoline's density could possibly vary a lot depending on the blend...that's a 4% difference right there from adding this "hydrocracker naptha"!



So maybe that winter Nevada fuel really is 7% lower energy than summer California fuel. Drats, I thought I was getting a good deal since it was slightly cheaper, guess not.
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Could be but most fuel here for sale in Reno is imported from the San Fran APCD refiners via pipeline and meets that spec, except for Maverick which has quality control issues. Drive 20 miles to Carson and they get their fuel elsewhere (modesto?) By truck.

Vegas and surrounds are pipeline from LAAPCD via 14" pipeline out of san berdue which is prone to leaking when trains derail onto it.
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