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Thread: 2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

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    2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

    On 40% ethanol the first cold (5 deg.) start will stall when I put it straight into drive after starting.

    If I give it a couple of rev's for a few sec then no problems.

    After restarting no problems, Cant notice any difference in the pollution in the car. 5% and over seems to make a big difference.

    Have given up running the gen on 50% Ethanol 50% Petrol as it still stinks not as bad as 100% petrol, but still stinks. So now just use 100% Ethanol.

    Cant wait until I do a oil change to see the diff.

    We need to start protesting, We need the have the right to make our own fuel and should be proud of it.

    I Grow my food for me why not my car?

    Lets make a change. Power to the people that is clean power not coal petrol nuke but clean and green.

    Chris.

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    Re: 2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

    Chris,
    Congratulations on the decision to use Ethanol in your Spark Ignition vehicle.

    How do you propose we protest?

    Regards,
    Tony
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    Re: 2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

    Not sure haven't done it before, Will give the greens, local and state gov a call and get back to you.

    Is it legal to make Bio diesel in Aust. Tony

    Regards,

    Chris

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