Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 96 E-320, 91 190E, various and sundry Euro and American vehicles
Location: N/W Chicago in the cornfields
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I especially agree on the alternative statement, and my point is if there is recoverable oil , it will get expensive. Example shale and sand tar oils were becoming an option at over $100 a barrel, and with gas prices touching (and exceeding) $4.oo a gallon.
The rule of thumb was if Gasoline ever reached $2.50 a gallon the search would make sense. Here we go again.
I really do like the CNG idea, and have investigated it quite thoroughly. It is the EPA that is the real holdup. Stupid as it may seem (and maybe a little under table stuff going on) CNG is 40% cleaner and they are making it near impossible to get engines approved. Certain ones are for GM and Ford, (as well as others) at extreme costs to the auto companies. If we decide to do it, we are restricted to cars past their useful life (100,000 miles or so) which makes the car of so little value that the conversion cost (~$5K) is out of hand. Why the cost? EPA. In Iraq, the conversion cost is $250.oo.
Some of us here in Illinois are looking hard at "dual fuel" and with the flip of a switch, you change fuels in motion. Fill at home for local running, and gasoline for the road trips.
Best part again IS THE OCTANE !!! Y E S !!!! 130 OCTANE !! Like Aviation fuel, from my old racing days. Remember 13 to 1 compression? Ohhh Yeeeaaahhhh!
Smoke em at the light!