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Old 04-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
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There have been some studies of running up to 10% Ethanol in a Diesel engine to improve fuel economy. But biodiesel is the only biofuel available from a Diesel pump. I haven't heard of anyone using Methanol as a Diesel additive. :/
Neither have I. My response was with regard to methanol mixed with gasoline. I would not dream of using methanol in any percentage in a diesel application. It's much more useful as an ingredient of BIODIESEL.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Neither have I. My response was with regard to methanol mixed with gasoline. I would not dream of using methanol in any percentage in a diesel application. It's much more useful as an ingredient of BIODIESEL.
I was replying with oil pan's comment regarding Diesel in mind. People have used up to 30% Ethanol on a stock non-FFV so it's possible that certain vehicles could run 20% Methanol on a stock fuel system. Not that I would do that mind you.
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People have used up to 30% Ethanol on a stock non-FFV so it's possible that certain vehicles could run 20% Methanol on a stock fuel system.
I live in a country where the gasoline has a mandatory amount from 20 to 25% ethanol depending on the sugarcane harvest. Many folks from other countries where pure gasoline is available come and use the gasoline with the ethanol blend and the only downside usually is due to the ethanol lower energy content, decreasing the mileage. But at the long run, it can eventually damage the in-tank pump.

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