Ethanol

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:18 am

ANybody tried to make their own?

Apparently, you just have to fit a bitter jet in you carb to allow more of the fuel thru.
Maybe with the hydrogen booster, you don't have to enlarge your jet?
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:21 am

dalkill wrote:ANybody tried to make their own?
Are you kidding? I know some guys that stook a mean mampoer... :!: :!: :twisted: :twisted: If NASA could get hold of it they'd put a man on the moon with a teaspoon full of the stuff. :roll: :roll: :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:24 am

http://www.journeytoforever.org/ethanol.html

just saw another oke on nissan forum running a 2.4 nissan on only ethanol.
It can be done. Just need to start making my own though.
Problem is making 200proof ethanol. best home made can get is apparently 195proof, with 5% water, which is a prob if you mix it with petrol
2007 d4d 3.0 D/C 4x4 (Mar 2016 - current) (Buraaq V)
2003 Isuzu KB300 tdi LX D/C 4x4 (May 2015 - Feb 2016) aka Buraaq IV
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1990 hilux DC 2.2 4x4 (Jun 2008 - Jul 2011) aka Buraaq II
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:08 pm

another issue with ethanol is it uses about 40% more fuel than petrol, but if you make it yourself, well then who cares.
Issue that has me worried is the enlargement of the jet.

Now I have import engine, which according to FD uses more fuel, which means the jet should be larger already. But if not, I really do not want to enlarge the jet incase I have to run on petrol again. Could the extra inlet into the carb venturi, the one that scares me, not come into play when using ethanol? I hope I has all the terms right :oops:

Should not be a prob, as I could get something like 800km with ethanol and LPG, but what if I want to go to Namibia. Lcukily there is LPG filling stations in Windhoek. Guess I will have to travel with a spare carb then :shock:
2007 d4d 3.0 D/C 4x4 (Mar 2016 - current) (Buraaq V)
2003 Isuzu KB300 tdi LX D/C 4x4 (May 2015 - Feb 2016) aka Buraaq IV
2000 hilux DC 2.7 4x4 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2012) aka Buraaq III
1999 RXI 20v (Nov 2009 - Jul 2011) aka Quicksilver
1990 hilux DC 2.2 4x4 (Jun 2008 - Jul 2011) aka Buraaq II
1997 corolla 160i GLE (Feb 2007 - Sep 2009) aka Green Goblin
1990 GLI twincam (still my fav rolla) (Oct 2005 - Mar 2007) aka Wit Blitz
Golf GTI 2.0 (temp insanity for 2months) (Jun 2005 - Aug 2005) aka A mistake
1993 hilux SC 2.2 4x4 (April 2003 - Sept 2005) aka Buraaq

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