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Old 09-08-2017, 04:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Cowmeat, will you please provide us with more information?
He was referring to the Volt, which, while it's technically a PHEV instead of a range extended EV, functions like an EV with a range extender gas engine.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:53 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Right, and if there is no electricity, the pumps don't work.
Don't need pumps/ electricity to empty a gas can gravity is awesome. ICE 1 EV 0
ICE dose not lose speed till the tank is empty tank. EV has 20% battery in reserve for turtle mode. ICE 2 EV 0
ICE reduced mpg in stop and go. EV same range at 5 or 60. ICE 2 EV1( POINT GOES TO ICE if A/C, Defrost, or heat is used)
EV 900lbs total people and life possessions (subtract extras to charge in rout) . ICE from equal capacity through duce and a hafe. ICE 3 EV1.
Well looks like living in this world (disasters hit all people and palaces) means EV is for the rich or the soon to be dead. Many east coasters went west . Now must go north ,so much for planning ahead
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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My diesel suburban with 40 gallon tank can get 800 miles of range. Put a huge trailer on the back, maybe cut the range in half. Still 400 miles of range.
Each 5 gallon diesel can is +75 miles, plus I heard that gas was running out, not diesel.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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good thing my russian banger can withstand E85 stock, it'll just run badly.

if finland was ever hit by disaster, theres a crapton of abandoned cars laying around here where you can siphon gas from....
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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good thing my russian banger can withstand E85 stock, it'll just run badly.
Were you ever able to test a higher ethanol content? BTW what would it be running badly? Just a rough start or does it remain bad after that? Eventually, an auxiliary cold-start gasoline injection, such as used in Brazilian dedicated-ethanol and earlier flexfuel cars could help overcoming that issue.


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if finland was ever hit by disaster, theres a crapton of abandoned cars laying around here where you can siphon gas from....
Though I would be quite concerned about contaminations in old gasoline, such as humidity and even algae growth (despite it being by far more frequent with Diesel than gasoline), at least it sounds better than nothing. Anyway, once I accidentally added a small amount of tap water to the fuel tank of a Chevrolet Celta and it actually ran better, but it only did so because of the ethanol content in Brazilian gasoline that solubilizes the water in the gasoline.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:34 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I would think that when people noticed a new abandoned car they would siphon the gas.

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Old 09-13-2017, 09:55 PM   #28 (permalink)
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If the vehicles get abandoned on the interstate it's probably because they are out of gas.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:03 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Anybody actually siphon gas out of new cars lately? Since about MY 2000 American manufacturers have antisiphon filler necks. You can get a quart but that's it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:35 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I've watched them in a scrapyard punching holes through the bottom of the tank! I stood W-E-L-L back.

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