RE: alcohol / oil solubility

Jim C /
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Alcohol as an "extender" for fuel is probably the best you can do. A few years back they tried to market Gasohol which was 10% alcohol with gasoline, but it was more expensive than straight gasoline.

The public bus system here in L.A. bought a fleet of alcohol powered buses a few years back. They sued the manufacturer when they didn't perform as required. The biggest headache was having to refuel them during the day. A diesel would run all day on its fuel tank capacity. Then the engines started to fail within months of service. The company tried to retro-fit diesels into these buses as a solution to the lawsuit.

Don't know if this was agreeable to the city, but you don't see anymore alcohol powered buses on the street any more.

Jim

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  tried some alcoholTopic by: Michael Michael 11/15/00 01:38AM
  RE: tried some alcoholRe: DaveB DaveB 11/15/00 11:56AM
  RE: tried some alcoholRe: Michael Michael 11/15/00 09:26PM
  alcohol / oil solubilityRe: Michael Michael 11/16/00 05:07PM
  RE: alcohol / oil solubilityRe: Jim C Jim C 11/16/00 10:47PM
  RE: alcohol / oil solubilityRe: Daniel Daniel 11/17/00 11:29AM

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