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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:30 am 
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Which would be better to run on my drag car?

I was set on running methanol because i know its awesome :mrgreen: :laughinghard: but now on the weekend I was chatting to my tuner and he feels that i should go with Ethanol, mainly because of "health" reasons. I did some reading and found out that ethanol actually has a slightly higher octane ratio and it is also less likely to have detonation because it has more hydrogen molecules.

Now, weighing up the options, which would be better to run. Ethonal is less corrosive, lower maintenance, non toxic and you can see it burn, however I've never used it before and dont know anyone running it actually.
Methanol on the other hand has been proven over and over, but its gonna fcuk me up sometime due to the toxic fumes..

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You need to flow less
It burns less
You will use less
It wont burn your eyes and nose
You WILL NOT makes as much power

There are trade offs between the 2....ethanol being cheaper due to consumption being reduced,but with that performance aswell!! Stick to meth for an all out drag car,leave the eth for the street guys!!


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and Eth vs Afgas/Tolly mix??

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Eth still better!! More oxygen rich and burns colder limiting detonation allowing more timing to make more power!!


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Must Eth be used in a boost cooler kit or can you throw it directly into your tank?

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Either way,doesnt matter!! Its a fuel with huge cooling properties!!


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Muslim's are not allowed to use any form of Alcohol...its haram! :eek: :laughinghard:

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But Ismail already stated in another thread that he likes the tolly. But what he does in his personal life should have nothing to do with his racing car :offtopic:

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