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Title: Contra Costa County's one-year experience with gasohol

Starting August 1, 1979, a one-year gasohol test was conducted by Contra Costa County. A total of 30 county pool cars were on test - 15 on gasohol and 15 similar cars on gasoline as a control group. Findings were as follows. There were no fuel-related maintenance problems in either the gasohol or gasoline groups of cars. Cool weather driveability for the gasohol cars was the same or better than gasoline cars. No vapor lock or other hot driveability problems were reported for either fuel. Fuel economy of the gasohol cars was about 5% poorer than that of the gasoline cars. Fuel system deposits with gasohol were increased and differed in character compared to gasoline. Also, the gasohol carburetors showed more inlet needle valve tip wear. However, to date, the observed deposits and wear with gasohol have not caused any apparent problems.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6538271
Report Number(s):
CONF-810206-14
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Society of Automotive Engineers international engineering congress and exposition, Detroit, MI, USA, 23 Feb 1981; Related Information: SAE technical paper series 810440
Publisher:
Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.,Warrendale, PA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GASOHOL; COST; PERFORMANCE; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; AUTOMOTIVE FUELS; FUEL ECONOMY; AUTOMOBILES; CALIFORNIA; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FUEL CONSUMPTION; GASOLINE; MIXTURES; DATA; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENGINES; FUELS; HEAT ENGINES; INFORMATION; LIQUID FUELS; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; USA; VEHICLES; WESTERN REGION 330800* -- Emission Control-- Alternative Fuels; 295000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Hydrogen & Synthetic Fuels