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higher BTU ranking. As it relates to internal combustion engines, you can take
your understanding of "physics" and use it as a physic.
Follow up by LMAC N:
It takes X amount of work to move a car from point A to point B. Period. Doesn't
matter what fuel you use. Doesn't matter how the engine is optimized. It takes
X amount of work to get a car from point A to point B.
Ethanol has LESS energy available per gallon. This is a KNOWN FACT!! It is a
LAW of PHYSICS. You cannot escape this fact! Gasoline has 114,000 BTU per
gallon. Ethanol has 76,100 BTU per gallon. THIS IS A FACT!!!!!!!!!! LOOK IT
Therefore, if ethanol has less energy available per gallon than gasoline does, it
WILL take MORE ethanol to produce the same amount of work!!!! You CANNOT deny that! It is a mathematical FACT!
Using more ethanol to go from point A to point B means FEWER MILES PER
GALLON OF ETHANOL!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!! END OF STORY!!!!!
It doesn't matter how the engine is "optimized". The engine cannot change the
amount of available energy in the fuel!!!! There is only so much energy available
in a gallon of fuel -- and the amount of energy available in that gallon of fuel is
dependent upon WHAT KIND OF FUEL IT IS. It is NOT dependent upon how
well the engine is optimized!!!!!
Pouring fuel into an engine does NOT change the characteristics of the FUEL!!!!
No matter HOW the engine is "optimized"!!!!!!!
Reply from MARC:
It's not a question of the Laws of Physics, it's an issue of engine optimization.
In any event, the so-called Laws of Physics can be mitigated or rendered irrelevant by external forces. The use of pulleys to lift great weights is one example.
You can make up an equation that expresses the energy required to lift a 10ton cement block, but the use of a pulley makes the effort nearly effortless.