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Old 06-09-2009, 04:13 AM   #21
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ANd Keith, our fuel is reformulated with the seasons(which you probably knew).

To add insult to injury there are about 20 different requirements for the fuel, based on Zip codes.

So the fuel may be different across the street , blending , segrigation and special delivery adds to the local costs .

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:04 AM   #22
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Keith, John

Don't you have it backwards for the seasonal blends? At least in the PNW, ethanol is blended into the gas in the winter (to supposedly reduce NOX, etc).

We just had an ethanol plant go bankrupt (thankfully!). They built this plant and the business plan was to haul corn by rail to the PNW for the feedstock, from the midwest. Talk about cratering the economics (which are non-existent in the first place). The primary business plan, of course, was government mandates and tax breaks, not economics.

Just hope that more of these idiots turn tits up.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:16 AM   #23
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The primary business plan, of course, was government mandates and tax breaks, not economics.

"Farming the code" sounds like the past 80 years of "farm policy".
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:35 AM   #24
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Who makes this stuff happen and then who ends up fix'n it ????

In the USA its the primaries in Iowa .

An election is an auction of funds yet to be stolen.

"Fixin it ", ask the little stinkpots with built in GRP tanks who installed new tanks and rebuilt their engines.
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Well I'm a commerical pilot and A&P.100LL.The LL actually stands for lots of lead.Much more than 80/87.Besides the only av gas left is 100LL.You to the best of my Knowledge still get 80/87.Now on the other hand lots of us leagly use regular autofuel in our low compression engines.Saves a ton of money and Our Cessna 172 disent know the difference.Robby in Mobile*
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Well I just got a whole tankful of crazy gas and I will let you know how it serves me this weeked. Y'all have fun and see ya on the other side!!!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:24 AM   #27
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"The LL actually stands for lots of lead.Much more than 80/87.Besides the only av gas left is 100LL".

Lead never hurt an outboard.

In the 60's I was stationed in PR , and since av gas was "free" (PURPLE !! 115/145) an old P2 alcohol tank held enough to run my 13ft Boston Whaler from PR to St Thomas and back.

Kept my boat in ST T and trolled the tourist babes for recreation.

Then were the days , before AIDS, STD and the rest!!
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