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Old 04-14-2015, 02:33 PM
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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

This is the only objective E85 test I have come across; done by Edmunds. Your results will surely vary. Fortunately all we're forced to use here is E10; no plain jane gasoline stations in the state.

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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

When I was at Newark Assembly when the Corsair (2-plug-per-cylinder) was going into the '08 durango/aspen, one of the powerplant engineers said they could tune that engine to make quite a bit more power on E85 vs E10, but when they did the E85 mileage went from bad to dismal.
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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

There are some stations in NYS carrying "no ethanol" gas. I do not know where or how they obtain it.
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We don't need no stinkin' stickers!

What we need is gasoline.

Take the corn and use it to feed the hungry.

Take the corn cobs and tell the E85 fans where they can stick them.

They won't need to kill trees to make toilet paper.

Win, Win, Win!
Well, the US is stupid when it comes to using corn for ethanol fuel...

One of the best sources of creating ethanol is switch grass. It can grow anywhere, requires less water, less resources to grow, and isn't a food.

https://sites.google.com/site/ethano...ts/switchgrass

However, the farm lobby here is so powerful that we use corn and good farm land... stupid...

Okay, that's off my chest, we can get back to talking about our Jeeps.

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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

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There are some stations in NYS carrying "no ethanol" gas. I do not know where or how they obtain it.

Using ethanol in marine applications leads to big problems, non ethanol fuel is all you'll get at the docks. Some small engines and other things don't last on ethanol, weed whackers to generator... Florida is one of the larger users of non ethanol fuel but we still pay crazy prices.
This is at a station at the dock its $.75-$1.00 more. When all fuels where non ethanol the road to dock price spread was less.
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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

Yeah. We use non-ethanol gasoline for our boats.
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Well, the US is stupid when it comes to using corn for ethanol fuel...

One of the best sources of creating ethanol is switch grass. It can grow anywhere, requires less water, less resources to grow, and isn't a food.

https://sites.google.com/site/ethano...ts/switchgrass

However, the farm lobby here is so powerful that we use corn and good farm land... stupid...

Okay, that's off my chest, we can get back to talking about our Jeeps.

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I farm and sell the majority of the corn to be used for ethanol. I use ethanol in all of our engines, small and big, and they are fine.

Saying that corn being grown for ethanol is stupid is very ignorant.

If you want me to grow switch grass, then go buy me a planter, harvest equipment, storage for the harvested switch grass and a plant near by that will process it.

Or do you want me to grow organic, with no GMO's. Then I could grow a shitty crop with weeds and need three times as much land to produce the same amount of crop.

Don't insult an industry you know nothing about.

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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

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I farm and sell the majority of the corn to be used for ethanol. I use ethanol in all of our engines, small and big, and they are fine.

Saying that corn being grown for ethanol is stupid is very ignorant.

If you want me to grow switch grass, then go buy me a planter, harvest equipment, storage for the harvested switch grass and a plant near by that will process it.

Or do you want me to grow organic, with no GMO's. Then I could grow a shitty crop with weeds and need three times as much land to produce the same amount of crop.

Don't insult an industry you know nothing about.

Okay, that's off my chest, now let's go back to talking about jeeps.
It wasn't a comment directed towards the farming industry or towards farmers. It was more of comment on national policy. Countries do stupid things all of the time, in my opinion this is one of them.

For you, as a farmer, it makes economic sense and, thus, it's pretty smart to grow corn.

However, switch grass yields almost 5x the energy in ethanol than corn does. Miscanthus is now being researched and has the potential to be even better. Both can be farmed in poor soil.

Ethanol fuel energy balance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Miscanthus tops stover, switchgrass as ideal ethanol source - Farm Futures

I'm willing to bet that you will be hearing more about these as side crops over the next 5 to 10 years.

By then, you'll need a new jeep...
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Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

About 100 miles less per tank when using E85.

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