(LAC) MTBE, 76, pros/cons?

Paul Meyers pmeyers1215 at msn.com
Sun Aug 11 15:58:26 EDT 2002

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MTBE is Methyl tertiary butyl ether. It's added because it contains an oxyg=
en molecule, which adds oxygen to combustion process, reducing unburned hyd=
rocarbons, carbon monoxide, etc. Anyway, there is a bit less energy content=
 per gallon with MTBE than with standard (mostly aromatic) gasoline. Since =
the maximum MTBE content is about 15%, your performance can only get (sligh=
tly) better without MTBE. The big deal about MTBE is that it's a proven car=
cinogen. We have it here in Utah valleys during the winter to reduce carbon=
 monoxide concentrations during temperature inversions.

Paul Meyers

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Dyer
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 11:29 AM
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: (LAC) MTBE, 76, pros/cons?

I've noticed lately here in SoCal that Union 76 is advertising that their
gas has no MTBE. Hm. Great, my Cream o' Wheat has no lemon pepper either.

Currently I'm using Chevy Supremey Creamy w/Techron on my '87 5ktq. How is
MTBE better/worse for the performance of my car? Would I even notice a
difference (assuming I'm using the same octane rated fuels from either

(hopefully this won't be an environmental, fuel formula, my chemistry class
was better than yours, etc. thread...)

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