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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    How did cars run on octane enriched with lead alcohol for so many years with the sole complaint going to pollution, not engine failure due to the fuel?
    lead alcohol?
    Engines run much cleaner internally without the lead additives....so they last longer.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    lead alcohol?
    Engines run much cleaner internally without the lead additives....so they last longer.
    Older engines without hardened valve seats may have problems with unleaded gas. Getting rid of leaded gas was a good thing. Not only was it toxic it had it's own problems with reducing engine life. Getting over a hundred thousand miles on cars that ran on leaded gas was rare back then compared to now. Plugs had to be changed often due to fouling and contaminants from burning the lead found their way into the crankcase.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    Older engines without hardened valve seats may have problems with unleaded gas. Getting rid of leaded gas was a good thing. Not only was it toxic it had it's own problems with reducing engine life. Getting over a hundred thousand miles on cars that ran on leaded gas was rare back then compared to now. Plugs had to be changed often due to fouling and contaminants from burning the lead found their way into the crankcase.
    I read somewhere that "seasoned" heads (run a long time on leaded gas) could run unleaded, until you pulled the heads and had a valve job done, then you better get the hardened seats.
    Before believing this, tho, I would run every 3rd or 4th tank with a lead additive. Most cars built after the early 70's have the hardened seats.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    lead alcohol?
    Engines run much cleaner internally without the lead additives....so they last longer.
    Tetraethyllead is similar in chemical structure to that of an alcohol compound. So I simplified :-)
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    this is a very large development, the judicial stay of ab32

    Judge places California's global warming program on hold | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times

    the air resources board is in disgrace, having passed off the fraudulent research of a mr tran who falsely claimed to hold a phd from davis, who represented that his "studies" found some 4000 californians would die per year cuzza diesel exhaust

    the board knew about tran's bogus resume and kept his dummy degrees from the public

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    today: March consumer sentiment lowest in over a year | Reuters

    inflation fears always efface confidence

    keep on keepin' on, keynesians

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    today: March consumer sentiment lowest in over a year | Reuters

    inflation fears always efface confidence

    keep on keepin' on, keynesians
    More money for gas means less for TVs:

    The largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, which posted its third straight quarter of same-store sales declines on Thursday, also forecast a fall in same-store sales in the current quarter.

    The lackluster outlook led many analysts to question if Best Buy's strategy to focus on smartphones and other mobile broadband gadgets will be enough to combat weak demand for TVs, and boost sales over the long term.

    Best Buy, seen as a bellwether in consumer electronics, has been hurt by U.S. shoppers showing little interest in newer technologies such as 3-D and Internet-based televisions. The company is concerned about demand going forward too.

    "We are fully aware that consumers are still relatively constrained, and some of our major categories are coming off challenging years," CEO Brian Dunn said on a call. "We are still assuming that some of these headwinds will continue."

    U.S. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in five months in early March as gasoline prices rose, a survey showed.

    Best Buy shoppers shun pricey TVs; outlook dim | Reuters
    What I want to know is where's the recovery? Wal-Mart just had its seventh straight quarter of declining revenues. Some analysts are blaming it on the company's marketing strategy and product mix. Oh, really? How about just accepting the idea the Wal-Mart's customers are under financial pressure and this "recovery" is only being reflected in juiced financial markets?
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    End oil dependence, go with National Oil run by the Army Engineers, and end exports to Japan, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Netherlands, Chile and Singapore. More than 1.8 million barrels a day of crude oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined products while you pay $4. a gallon. Want to pay $2. a gallon, and use $1. of that towards American health care? National Oil would benefit all Americans and make corporations competitive in global trading.

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    End oil dependence, go with National Oil run by the Army Engineers, and end exports to Japan, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Netherlands, Chile and Singapore. More than 1.8 million barrels a day of crude oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined products while you pay $4. a gallon. Want to pay $2. a gallon, and use $1. of that towards American health care? National Oil would benefit all Americans and make corporations competitive in global trading.
    The US has 2% of the world's oil and currently uses 25% of the world's oil. Please explain how the math works out in your proposal.
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