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Re: Starting Problem
>> The Bosch manual probably never considered our oxygenated fuels. These
>> fuels are designed with higher "low temp" volatility in order to achieve
>> cleaner burning, expecially before the engine warms up completely. That's
>> why these fuels often have such a strong smell on warmer days during the
>> winter driving period.
>Actually, it does, as the same additives have been considered for use
>in Europe, and of course, designers over there need to build cars that
>can use our fuel. Believe it or not, there is a DIN standard for
>gasoline which describes exactly that which is sold here. It is
>interesting that while much is said in this book about oxygenated fuel
>and its possible effects on various engines, there is no mention that
>there should be any difficulty with starting in anything other than
>vapor-lock (very hot) conditions, and then only with designs
>predisposed toward this problem.
I stand corrected on the Bosch manual, John. Seems to me that, with higher
volatility, it would be obvious to the Bosch engineers, however, that "very
hot" situations would no longer be needed to cause "vapor lock" in the
>I find all the anti-pollution claims made for this gasoline to be
>quite humorous. The Oxygenated Fuels Association makes it sound like
>they'll eliminate every pollution problem we have. On an Amoco pump
>the other day it said that it's supposed to reduce carbon monoxide
>emissions. Of course, the original claim was that it's supposed
>to reduce smog. That seems to me to be a pretty tall order!
I mentioned before that most of the decisions were giving us these fuels
were made bsed on a flawed study in Denver taken and run with by partially
educated pseudo technocrats who just ran it all through the BBS
(bureacratic bull***t) and got Bush to sign it into law with the "new"
Clean Air Act.