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« on: November 10, 2009, 12:54:12 pm »

LETTER OF THE DAY - The E10 disaster in the making
Published: Tuesday | November 10, 2009


http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20091110/letters/letters1.html


The Editor, Sir:

Last Monday, I filled up the empty tank of my 2003 Suzuki Liana with the much-touted E10 petrol. Big mistake, almost immediately the engine started to misfire when idling, under acceleration and at speed. Thinking that the engine control unit (ECU) needed to learn the characteristics of this new gasolene blend, I reset it. Net result? The engine ran okay for about three minutes and reverted to shake-and-shudder mode.

I also own a high-performance AWD turbo-charged vehicle and, knowing that neither Petrojam nor the prime minister will replace my very expensive race-tuned engine, I will not be running that E10 stuff in it.

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With respect to the reported 'extensive testing' that was done by the 'scientists'. I don't know of a single driver with a normal car that has had a good thing to say about using it.

To add insult to injury, everything I've read so far about this disaster-waiting-to-happen highlights the major drawbacks of this infernal fuel, yet Petrojam and the Jamaican Government suddenly decide (unilaterally, as usual) to "protect the environment".

Where was this environmental awareness for the folks in Bogue Village and Heights who occasionally have to breathe in the odour emanating from the sewerage ponds and battle the seemingly immune to Vape and destroyer possibly genetically engineered mosquitoes that breed there?

But back to the matter at hand. JPS has been doing its best to help me reduce my energy consumption these last few weeks with blackouts that last for three to six hours at a stretch. Many thanks to them for that but wait, Briggs and Stratton advises against using ethanol blended fuels in the standby generator on which I've become so dependent. This raises my next point: Do the high-speed gas turbines that JPS uses to hoover the gasolene from the storage tanks and, by extension, the very money out of our pockets run on E10? If E10 blows up one of their turbines, will my light bill go up - again? Quite likely.

Regarding: the ethanol itself. To think that we can't even produce enough sugar to be self-sufficient, but we're going to produce enough to make this blessed ethanol to offset the rising cost of crude on the world market? What about the reduction in fuel prices at the pump? I'm still waiting.

Hey Petrojam! Here's a revolutionary idea for you. All that retrofitting money would've been better spent enabling our refineries to process the high sulphur content crude that Venezuela has in abundance and is willing to sell to us cheap.

I am, etc.,

EVEREL BAILEY

boombastic2k@hotmail.com

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 12:55:06 pm »

Saw this article & found it interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 09:11:28 am »

Sounds vexed.
Wonder why the Suzuki did that though - makes no sense.
He should try another gas station.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 09:44:12 am »

Well when the E10 87 came out my friend had that problem with her Vitara ... so she started using 90  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 12:04:08 pm »

Saw this article & found it interesting.

me too, very scary article i think.....
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 08:01:06 am »

well said, but any of the subbie having problems with the e10 90 gasoline
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 05:04:08 pm »

not yet,...haven't filled up with it yet,.....by next week i will know,...and let u all know 2......
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 10:01:57 pm »

no mechanical problem yet, but pocket wise. The gas a blow out too fast. In the USA they have reduce the tax on these gas mixes since they burn out so fast.

I know this government would rather keep the tax and see their revenue increase since each motor vehicle has to fill up more.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009, 02:46:25 pm »

no mechanical problem yet, but pocket wise. The gas a blow out too fast. In the USA they have reduce the tax on these gas mixes since they burn out so fast.

I know this government would rather keep the tax and see their revenue increase since each motor vehicle has to fill up more.

Very good point!! But as consumers in Jamaica we never ever realize the benefit from any savings or tax break!  angry2
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 04:27:05 pm »

Very good point!! But as consumers in Jamaica we never ever realize the benefit from any savings or tax break!  angry2

I just bought E90 last evening & i'm feeling somewhat extorted, as I share the same outlook as Mohan.

Where has the gas gone so quickly  aikido

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