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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #30 on: Nov 14, 2012, 08:04:52 PM »
Somebody check my math:

Assume the hose is .5" ID and 8' long.  That's (.25^2*3.1416*96) cubic inches of volume = 18 cubic inches or 0.01 cubic feet or roughly .08 gallon. 

Does seem to match what Taildragger said.
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #31 on: Nov 15, 2012, 05:25:37 AM »
E follwed by any number is the volumetric percent of ethanol that MAY be present in the fuel.  I other words, E15 means it could have up to 15% ethanol instead of the more common 10% E10 now available.

I read that this would be the new standard 15% ethanol... so how will this affect the raider engine??


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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #32 on: Nov 15, 2012, 06:32:42 AM »
There is research underway to determine that.  The AMA is petitioning the govt. to delay any action on approving the E15 standard until the research is complete and we have a better idea of what the impacts will be on air-cooled engines in particular.  For now, the new orange and black label must appear on fuel pumps that dispense E15. This label will help inform consumers about which vehicles can use E15. This label will also warn consumers against using E15 in vehicles older than model year 2001, motorcycles, watercraft, and gasoline-powered equipment such as lawnmowers and chainsaws.

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #33 on: Nov 15, 2012, 09:45:07 AM »
I wasn't aware of that.  Good to know.  Thanks!

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #34 on: Nov 15, 2012, 05:59:16 PM »
I wish they would stop usin corn completely so it will go down in price. And we get better gasoline ..
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #35 on: Nov 15, 2012, 07:56:51 PM »
I wish they would stop usin corn completely so it will go down in price. And we get better gasoline ..

The corn used for Ethanol is not Food Grade Corn.  I does nothing to the price of the corn you purchase to eat.  I do agree it sucks as a gasoline though!
   

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #36 on: Nov 18, 2012, 07:46:25 PM »
Somebody check my math:

Assume the hose is .5" ID and 8' long.  That's (.25^2*3.1416*96) cubic inches of volume = 18 cubic inches or 0.01 cubic feet or roughly .08 gallon. 

Does seem to match what Taildragger said.

Thanks for straightening me out on this.  I am feeling a lot better about gassing up at these shared hose pumps.
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #37 on: Nov 19, 2012, 02:06:11 AM »
I wish they would stop usin corn completely so it will go down in price. And we get better gasoline ..

The corn used for Ethanol is not Food Grade Corn.  I does nothing to the price of the corn you purchase to eat.  I do agree it sucks as a gasoline though!
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #38 on: Nov 19, 2012, 07:38:15 AM »
If i am not mistakein their is an algae that produces oil or can be refined to make somthin of that sort
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #39 on: Nov 19, 2012, 07:47:21 AM »
If i am not mistakein their is an algae that produces oil or can be refined to make somthin of that sort

You might be thinking of a project started by University of California - Berkley run by professor Jay Keasling.
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2011/11/29/e-coli-make-three-fuels/
If this isn't the same, then it is certainly another potential method to supply fuel.

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #40 on: Nov 19, 2012, 07:53:07 AM »
I have been tracking the development of alternative fuels for years as part of my job.  Algae has been the source of a lot of R&D for the production of alcohols, biodiesel and even hydrogen. The Department of Energy has a whole laboratory for it. From their website:

 "Algae-based biofuels hold enormous potential for helping reduce our dependence on foreign oil. In a study released last year, the Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that 17 percent of the United States’ imported oil for transportation could be replaced with homegrown, algae-based biofuels. At the Energy Department, we’re investing in projects that will accelerate technological breakthroughs to scale-up this promising, homegrown resource."

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #41 on: Nov 19, 2012, 07:23:29 PM »
I wish they would stop usin corn completely so it will go down in price. And we get better gasoline ..

The corn used for Ethanol is not Food Grade Corn.  I does nothing to the price of the corn you purchase to eat.  I do agree it sucks as a gasoline though!

No, but it is the grade corn used to feed animals that we do eat and take up farm land that could be producing a different product.
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #42 on: Nov 20, 2012, 07:39:43 AM »
I was talkin about them usin corn period . It makes price of food go up . I dont eat corn much . But i sure do eat porky th pig ;D ;D  and chicken.
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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #43 on: Nov 20, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »
unless the laws of physics cease to exist in yamahaville, a 9.5 to 1 motor will run just fine on 87 octane. new world b.s. vs. old school h.p. big john

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Re: fuel... super vrs regular
« Reply #44 on: Nov 23, 2012, 02:59:52 PM »
unless the laws of physics cease to exist in yamahaville, a 9.5 to 1 motor will run just fine on 87 octane. new world b.s. vs. old school h.p. big john
Bigjohn, I don't know what B.S. you are referring to but an air-cooled 9.5/1 motor is certainly a candidate for premium fuel. What are your credentials?
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