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Old 21st February 2007, 11:52   #1
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Default Ethanol in Petrol? Where can i get it?

hello friends. as gradually world is switching over to ethanol. if would like to know if ethanol is available in market??

if yes why dont we start adding 10% to petrol or i think even upto 25 % is safe.

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Old 21st February 2007, 15:42   #2
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As I understand.. higher ethanol concentration damages rubber parts (hoses, seals etc) and if spilled while filling.. even the body paint of cars.
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Old 21st February 2007, 23:55   #3
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Ethanol typically available as E85 ( 85 parts Ethanol and 15 parts pure gasoline) in the US, can only be used on FFV ( Flexible Fule vehicles). For Eg.Nissan Titan FFV's. There are specific gas stations dotted across the US with a Square and an Orange dot as their logo.

E85 will damage and seize the engines unless the vehicle is Flex Fuel compatible. They are gaining popularity in the US due to the burgeoning fuel prices. Engines on cars manufacured in India are not E85 complaint ( the last time i checked). It's better to observe discretion and avoid their usage.
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yes, you are right, but that goes with E85. as far as normal vehicles are concerned you can add 10% to 25% without any problems.

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yes, you are right, but that goes with E85. as far as normal vehicles are concerned you can add 10% to 25% without any problems.

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can you put some more light on this.
also is your conclusion based on any study?
please share the details of any test or study you are having.
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yes i had gone through many articles available on the internet. i will shortly give you the link.

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Regular american petrol already has 10% ethanol.
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I think with regard to India by june 2007 it would be compulsory to have 10% ethanol blended petrol,across India.

Source:
India to introduce 10% ethanol blended petrol

also have a look at this site:
Ethanol & Biodiesel India Market News : Useful information for Fuel Ethanol Plants & Ethanol Conferences in india
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Industrial ethanol price is close to Rs. 22 per litre (close to half of petrol), so even when using E85, you save only 7.5%...

Simpler tricks, such as better driving style, well-maintained vehicle, avoiding rush hours, will yield much greater results. Have recently started car-pooling with my colleague... Saves 50% !!! Don't wish to advertise and all, but members from Bangalore/Pune can surely try Commute Easy - Carpool / Bikepool for Bangalore, Pune :Welcome

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Default Where can I get Ethanol in Bangalore?

hi,

Does anybody know ethanol selling shop in Bangalore ?

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Go to a chemical supplies shop on avenue road. they will give it in small quantities though.
what quantity are you looking for?
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I thought of using the ethanol with petrol (90 % petrol and 10% ethanol), is there any process of mixing ? or we can mix directly in the petrol tank ? consider for 40 liter tank capacity (36 liter petrol and 4 liter ethanol). pl. give me your comments.

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before experimenting please do take a look at the manual or do consult the auto engineer or the manufacturer that the ethanol can be used and what is the quantitiy or percentage that can be used..
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Also, if I am not completely incorrect, adding ethanol would also lower FE since it has lower calorific content than gasolene. So do understand that some of the gains would be offset (assuming that your car is compatible with ethanol in the first place).
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