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Author Topic: When in Rome, do as the Romans do  (Read 17951 times)

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Re: When in Rome, do as the Romans do
« Reply #150 on: 16 Sep 2013, 15:52 »

Well, I suppose it depends on what sacrifices one is willing to make in order to become the most powerful lobbyist in all the realms.

Hmm, tricky; but that's never really been my ambition.
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Re: When in Rome, do as the Romans do
« Reply #151 on: 16 Sep 2013, 17:17 »

I'll note that the laws in both NJ and OR that prohibit pumping your own gasoline are restricted to "flammable liquids" (that is, those with a flash point below expected ambient temperatures).

Diesel has a flash point around 150 ºF, and therefore can be pumped without an attendant. (So there's an advantage to diesel, if you don't like people messing with your car. The downside is, you have to be quick to physically block an attendant from trying to fill it with gasoline.)
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Re: When in Rome, do as the Romans do
« Reply #152 on: 19 Sep 2013, 19:36 »

Here on the US East coast, we have 87 Octane, 89 Octane and 93 Octane.  Different vendors have slightly different mixes for their 89 and 93 octanes, so we get GOLD and SILVER and SUPER...
And then there is Taxed (Road) Diesel, and untaxed offroad (Farm) Diesel.

In the UK all modern petrol cars run on 95 octane (RON) unleaded fuel; it is hard/expensive to get other fuels for classic cars that require them.  (Note that RON figures are about 5 higher than MON figures, which I presume those US ratings use.)

US octane ratings are (RON+MON)/2.
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Re: When in Rome, do as the Romans do
« Reply #153 on: 19 Sep 2013, 20:00 »

Aka the AKI.
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