The Truth About Cars » fuel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » fuel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Focusing on Turbo 93 Octane Tunes? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-14/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-14/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181970 Mark writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the recent advice on winter tires & wheels for my new Focus ST. I took delivery of the car two weeks ago and I’m having a blast. The first thing I did when I got it home was take Bark M’s advice and sign up for the Octane Academy. So […]

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Mark writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the recent advice on winter tires & wheels for my new Focus ST. I took delivery of the car two weeks ago and I’m having a blast. The first thing I did when I got it home was take Bark M’s advice and sign up for the Octane Academy. So […]

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Is This E85’s Time To Shine? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:30:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971810 The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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Dispatches do Brazil: Ethanol Levels in Gasoline, Car Killer or Life Saver? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/dispatches-brazil-ethanol-levels-gasoline-car-killer-life-saver/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/dispatches-brazil-ethanol-levels-gasoline-car-killer-life-saver/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:34:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=907209 The Senate of Brazil has just approved the law permitting that an additional 2.5% of anhydrous ethanol be put into what is sold as gasoline in this country. After an increase in 2013 from the previous 20% limit to 25, now cars will have to adjust to the new limit of 27.5%. Now, gasoline cars, […]

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The Senate of Brazil has just approved the law permitting that an additional 2.5% of anhydrous ethanol be put into what is sold as gasoline in this country. After an increase in 2013 from the previous 20% limit to 25, now cars will have to adjust to the new limit of 27.5%. Now, gasoline cars, […]

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Piston Slap: Ain’t Skeered of no Blown Stang! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-aint-skeered-blown-stang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-aint-skeered-blown-stang/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:41:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=880890 TTAC commentator 1trikpny writes: Hi, I’ve got a 2005 Mustang GT Deluxe,5spd, no Leather, no options. Black with 18″ chrome wheels, 285/35 Sumitomo HRT-Z 3’s, I’m the second adult owner.The previous owner bought it new, and at 40,000 miles installed a Saleen Supercharger with a Brenspeed Stage 3 tune. 500 hp at the crank. Currently at […]

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TTAC commentator 1trikpny writes: Hi, I’ve got a 2005 Mustang GT Deluxe,5spd, no Leather, no options. Black with 18″ chrome wheels, 285/35 Sumitomo HRT-Z 3’s, I’m the second adult owner.The previous owner bought it new, and at 40,000 miles installed a Saleen Supercharger with a Brenspeed Stage 3 tune. 500 hp at the crank. Currently at […]

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Chart Of The Day: A Look At Global Gas Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/chart-of-the-day-a-look-at-global-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/chart-of-the-day-a-look-at-global-gas-prices/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 04:01:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=821130   From Zero Hedge, a look at global gas prices, with New York City as the benchmark. A look at the price of a liter of gas (multiply by 3.8 for the gallon equivalent) gives a better picture of the choices that people make around the world when it comes to buying cars. While European […]

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  From Zero Hedge, a look at global gas prices, with New York City as the benchmark. A look at the price of a liter of gas (multiply by 3.8 for the gallon equivalent) gives a better picture of the choices that people make around the world when it comes to buying cars. While European […]

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Piston Slap: A Tribute to the Mariner’s idle Escape? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=761745 TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, Your post of 2 Mar 2011 was a great explanation regarding the cause of the “T” joint oil leak I’ve been experiencing. No one on any of the normal Ford sites has been able to pinpoint the problem, so I thank you for the information. (I’d discovered the source, but […]

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TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, Your post of 2 Mar 2011 was a great explanation regarding the cause of the “T” joint oil leak I’ve been experiencing. No one on any of the normal Ford sites has been able to pinpoint the problem, so I thank you for the information. (I’d discovered the source, but […]

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Chevrolet To Offer CNG-Powered Impala http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/chevrolet-to-offer-cng-powered-impala/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/chevrolet-to-offer-cng-powered-impala/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=625929 Looking to take advantage of the natural gas boom currently occurring in America, Chevrolet will market a bi-fuel version of its Impala sedan starting next year. With the ability to run on either gasoline or CNG, the Impala will be offered primarily to fleet customers starting in the summer of 2014. The CNG Impala will […]

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Looking to take advantage of the natural gas boom currently occurring in America, Chevrolet will market a bi-fuel version of its Impala sedan starting next year. With the ability to run on either gasoline or CNG, the Impala will be offered primarily to fleet customers starting in the summer of 2014. The CNG Impala will […]

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Piston Slap: Inject Fuel Directly into…Oil? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-inject-fuel-directly-into-oil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-inject-fuel-directly-into-oil/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:49:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497213 Evan writes: Sajeev, I have a piston slap question for a friend at work. She drives an ’11 Mazda CX-7 2.3. For over a year she has had an issue with fuel in the oil. Enough that the oil level has been as much as 1″ above the full mark on the dipstick as a […]

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Evan writes: Sajeev, I have a piston slap question for a friend at work. She drives an ’11 Mazda CX-7 2.3. For over a year she has had an issue with fuel in the oil. Enough that the oil level has been as much as 1″ above the full mark on the dipstick as a […]

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Piston Slap: Shark’s on a Purging Diet? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-sharks-on-a-purging-diet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-sharks-on-a-purging-diet/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:50:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459579   TTAC reader Tiburon Guy writes: 2001 Tiburon (yep, this one again): Gassing up clicks like it’s full, even after only a dollar, then keeps clicking. Tank is at an 8th when fueling and yes, i’ve made sure it’s not the nozzle (and does it no matter where I go). OBDII code PO441 Small Evap […]

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  TTAC reader Tiburon Guy writes: 2001 Tiburon (yep, this one again): Gassing up clicks like it’s full, even after only a dollar, then keeps clicking. Tank is at an 8th when fueling and yes, i’ve made sure it’s not the nozzle (and does it no matter where I go). OBDII code PO441 Small Evap […]

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Eaton, GE Working On Affordable CNG Home Refueling Stations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/eaton-ge-working-on-affordable-cng-home-refueling-stations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/eaton-ge-working-on-affordable-cng-home-refueling-stations/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:49:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453875 America may be the world’s up-and-c0ming natural gas producer, but if you have a car powered by CNG, good luck finding a station. CNG terminals are thin on the ground in certain parts of the country, and half of them are closed to the public. While Honda was formerly in partnership with a home refueling […]

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America may be the world’s up-and-c0ming natural gas producer, but if you have a car powered by CNG, good luck finding a station. CNG terminals are thin on the ground in certain parts of the country, and half of them are closed to the public. While Honda was formerly in partnership with a home refueling […]

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A Look At Gas Prices Across The Globe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/a-look-at-gas-prices-across-the-globe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/a-look-at-gas-prices-across-the-globe/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:33:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436526 The Economist has put together the above chart showing global gas prices as of February 2012, as well as how fast they’ve risen in the past 12 months. Even with gas approaching $4 overall, we’re not doing too badly compared to the rest of the world. While the French still have to cope with $10/gallon […]

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The Economist has put together the above chart showing global gas prices as of February 2012, as well as how fast they’ve risen in the past 12 months. Even with gas approaching $4 overall, we’re not doing too badly compared to the rest of the world. While the French still have to cope with $10/gallon […]

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House Science Committee Approves Bill Blocking E15 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/house-science-committee-approves-bill-blocking-e15/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/house-science-committee-approves-bill-blocking-e15/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430211 The House Science Committee approved a bill that bars the EPA from approving E15 gasoline without a further study into its effects. The bill passed 19-7 as members voted along party lines. The bill was sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Automakers and corn growers have clashed over E15, which is made from 15 percent corn-based ethanol biofuel. […]

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The House Science Committee approved a bill that bars the EPA from approving E15 gasoline without a further study into its effects. The bill passed 19-7 as members voted along party lines. The bill was sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Automakers and corn growers have clashed over E15, which is made from 15 percent corn-based ethanol biofuel. […]

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Piston Slap: I’m on tonight, you know my Gauge don’t Lie! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-im-on-tonight-you-know-my-gauge-dont-lie/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-im-on-tonight-you-know-my-gauge-dont-lie/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:07:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421334   Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, I just bought a 2000 Saturn LW1 6 weeks ago.  It has a L4 2.2 Liter engine with 200,000 miles on it.  After 3 weeks out of the country I came back and started it up.  Was a little rough then smoothed out.  I just changed parking spots.  Did this […]

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  Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, I just bought a 2000 Saturn LW1 6 weeks ago.  It has a L4 2.2 Liter engine with 200,000 miles on it.  After 3 weeks out of the country I came back and started it up.  Was a little rough then smoothed out.  I just changed parking spots.  Did this […]

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Rising Gas Prices Fuel Scams http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/rising-gas-prices-fuel-scams/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/rising-gas-prices-fuel-scams/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:45:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393238 This video says it all.

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As Gas Prices Go Up, India Goes On General Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/as-gas-prices-go-up-india-goes-on-general-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/as-gas-prices-go-up-india-goes-on-general-strike/#comments Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:32:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360326 Know what to do next time you see a higher price at the pump? Don’t buy gas on May 15? How lame. Learn from the folks in India. According to the BBC, India’s opposition parties have called a general strike against fuel price rises, and  “normal life has been disrupted in many parts of India.” […]

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Know what to do next time you see a higher price at the pump? Don’t buy gas on May 15? How lame. Learn from the folks in India. According to the BBC, India’s opposition parties have called a general strike against fuel price rises, and  “normal life has been disrupted in many parts of India.” […]

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Yummy: Algae In Your Tank, Cooking Oil In Your Tires http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/yummy-algae-in-you-tank-cooking-oil-in-your-tires/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/yummy-algae-in-you-tank-cooking-oil-in-your-tires/#comments Sat, 22 May 2010 15:22:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357124 The conversion of vegetables into car fuel continues. In Japan, the Agriculture Ministry teams up with Toyota, Denso, the Chuo university in Tokyo, the Kyoto university and others with the goal of producing fuel from produce. From algae, to be exact. Are algae food? In certain parts of the world, they are. As I’m in […]

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The conversion of vegetables into car fuel continues. In Japan, the Agriculture Ministry teams up with Toyota, Denso, the Chuo university in Tokyo, the Kyoto university and others with the goal of producing fuel from produce. From algae, to be exact. Are algae food? In certain parts of the world, they are. As I’m in […]

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Huge New Fuel Source Found: Old Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/huge-new-fuel-source-found-old-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/huge-new-fuel-source-found-old-cars/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:20:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353478 Talk about unfortunate timing: Just as the scrapping incentives all around the world are running out, a Japanese company found a way to turn old cars into fuel. According to The Nikkei [sub], Japan’s  JFE Engineering Corp. is set to open an automobile recycling center that turns the increasing amounts of plastics found in a […]

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Talk about unfortunate timing: Just as the scrapping incentives all around the world are running out, a Japanese company found a way to turn old cars into fuel. According to The Nikkei [sub], Japan’s  JFE Engineering Corp. is set to open an automobile recycling center that turns the increasing amounts of plastics found in a […]

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