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Old 02-11-2009, 04:17 PM   #11
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What do they have instead of ethanol for oxygenation/octane adjuster?

Here in RI, we had MTBE until a leaky tank contaminated the water supply for a whole town. Ever since then, it's all about ethanol.
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Do they even make litmus paper that can do that?
Nope... I was just saying it would be cool if they did make that and sell it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:27 AM   #13
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There is an ethanol percentage gauge though:Ethanol Meter
Pictures of said Gauge and a little info

IIRC he actually had it for sale a few months ago too.
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As I discussed a few months ago you can do it with a graduated cylinder and a few ml of H2O too.
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^^So I'm assuming that Ethanol content has a direct correlation to where water floats/sinks in gasoline?
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isn't ethanol a type of alcohol (I mean that in the sense that it will mix with water). so you can pour a known amount of gasoline in water and the ethanol will sink to the bottom and the gasoline will remain on the top and you could probably see the line where the gas and water separate.

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That's exactly how you test. The easiest way to do it is place 10 ml fuel and 10 Ml water in a 20 or 25 ml graduated cylinder. Cover & shake. Check a few minutes later. If you now have 9 ml gasoline then you had E10. If you have 8 ml you had E20, 7 ml is E30, and E85 would be 1.5 ml gasoline left.
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Why is it that even though everybody talks about performance and mileage differences between straight gasoline and E10 that nobody can tell if one station's fuel is different than some other's based on performance?

Starting to make me wonder if the whole E10 thing is just psychological.
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That's exactly how you test. The easiest way to do it is place 10 ml fuel and 10 Ml water in a 20 or 25 ml graduated cylinder. Cover & shake. Check a few minutes later. If you now have 9 ml gasoline then you had E10. If you have 8 ml you had E20, 7 ml is E30, and E85 would be 1.5 ml gasoline left.
Jay is this part of your 30-40 minute ritual?!?!

http://www.gassavers.org/showpost.ph...0the%20station

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Why is it that even though everybody talks about performance and mileage differences between straight gasoline and E10 that nobody can tell if one station's fuel is different than some other's based on performance?

Starting to make me wonder if the whole E10 thing is just psychological.
Butt-dyno Tendency. This is when a ricer throw's on a cold air intake then goes for a test drive... "Yo that shizz is pulling like WHOA!"
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