Ethanol/Ethylene Being Added in at National Gas Pumps

Ethanol/Ethylene Being Added in at National Gas Pumps

By Elliot S. Fitzgerald

 

 

 

Has your automobile broken down lately? Be of good cheer my friend. I assure you, you are not alone. Nowadays, many automobile’s performance problems can be attributed to problems in the vehicle’s fuel or fuel system. For the sake for making the information in this article as simple and easy to understand as possible, perhaps it is best if we simplify both an automobile as well as an automobiles fuel system down to as simple a level as possible. So, for the sake of simplification you can think of an actual automobile as a body and if the vehicle itself is a body then the fuel running through the automobile would symbolically be the vehicle’s blood. Bad blood means a lower overall performance potential for the body {{more}} At any of the national gas pumps there are typically three categories of fuel to choose from: Eighty Seven Grade, Eighty Nine Grade and Ninety One Grade. In any of the three fuel categories either ethanol or ethylene typically usually accounts for about ten to twenty five percent of the overall fluid mixture per gallon of gasoline. Any additive level above these percentages can result in what is considered to be “bad gasoline,” causing the affected vehicle to stall or sputter during acceleration or during stopping. “Bad gasoline” is any gasoline mixture that contains higher than normal amounts of water condensation. In other words, gasoline that contains too much water in the fuel to ethylene/ethanol mixture ration.