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Old 3rd December 2007, 23:15   #16
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That means Swift and GV owners in India can breath easily, I think.
Swift and other Suzuki models here may not necessarily share engines with models abroad. Atleast the Swift doesn't. Your GV does, though.
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Do our politicians have the guts to embark on something as risky as this unless they want to jeopardise their own positions ?
People that drive petrol-fuelled passenger vehicles are a very small minority of our population. Reduce from that minority the number of owners that drive E-10 or other compliant vehicles, and who gives a damn?
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Somebody I know claims to know a professional who drives an M800, purely on ethanol aka surgical spirit. He claims better FE and improved power. Being a professional, he has access to that stuff.
even a nobody named ramar or rama had access to the stuff you are talking about and made headlines for that.
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- Does this have any effect on octane rating?
- Will E10 be mandatory for 93/97 octane fuel too?
- What about the supercars?
- Do all companies sell E5 now? If E10 is cheaper to produce, could it be that some fuel with higher E% is already being sold?
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god knows what will happen to india and polititians? for their profit they are ruining it hard.
performance drop, more fuel will be used, price hike in petrol, more maintainance, more wear and tear. damn man.

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Ethanol..is promising..and BIO Ethanol can be the future for India...
Would help farmers and petrol heads..a clean and fast way for our cars
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But there seem to be some fuel degradation issues along with corrosion of parts
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even a nobody named ramar or rama had access to the stuff you are talking about and made headlines for that.
John, if my memory is right, Ramar pillai was fooling around with something he called herbal petrol which was chemically known as SBP ( I think that stands for 'Slow Boiling Petrol', not sure though) which is a raw material for manufacturing thinner. I have never been a chemistry fan so experts can throw more light on this.

The best part was that he was able to hoodwink most people including the government and scholars from IIT . Lord save our country !

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I am not sure what happens to my Mitsibushi Lancer 2001 model and Ford Ikon 2004 model ... any idea if these cars are E10 compatible

Nonetheless, even if such a mandate is to take effect by Oct' 08 (thats what it says in the article) I do not think its going to happen that soon, considering the political scenario that would be at that point in time ... elections would be round the corner ... keeping my fingers crossed

Apparently, only GM and Honda cars in India are E10 compatible ... MUL is planning to roll out E10 compatible cars towards the year-end ...

this news sucks man! the re-tuning of the ECU is the major factor for making the old existing cars E10 compatible and it will cost anywhere between 2000-6000 Rs.

Source: The Hindu Business Line : 10% ethanol content plan will make cars expensive

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Does it mean the petrol that we get currently is E5 ? i am a bit confused..
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yes ... going by the news, thats what it looks like ... we are currently getting E5 petrol at the moment

The E10 would be available after Oct' 08
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This article talks much about Cars... How about motorbikes ? is any bike in India a E10 Compatible ? What all will be the parts need to changed for a bike?
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What about Fiat Palio? The article states that Brazil has about 23% ethanol blend. Does that mean that Palio engines which are designed for Brazil would be E10 compliant?
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I am not sure what happens to my Mitsibushi Lancer 2001 model and Ford Ikon 2004 model ... any idea if these cars are E10 compatible

Nonetheless, even if such a mandate is to take effect by Oct' 08 (thats what it says in the article) I do not think its going to happen that soon, considering the political scenario that would be at that point in time ... elections would be round the corner ... keeping my fingers crossed

Apparently, only GM and Honda cars in India are E10 compatible ... MUL is planning to roll out E10 compatible cars towards the year-end ...

this news sucks man! the re-tuning of the ECU is the major factor for making the old existing cars E10 compatible and it will cost anywhere between 2000-6000 Rs.

Source: The Hindu Business Line : 10% ethanol content plan will make cars expensive

The Cedia is E10 compatible... the owners manual says so with no drop in power.
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Will Maruti not do something about this ? So relax, lets see what will happen.
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