Pray 4 Mojo: I just bought one of these:[images.dealerrevs.com image 480x360]$150 doesn't even fill it up and it gets about 13mpg.Love it.
Pray 4 Mojo: This just in:California sucks.That is all.
pedrop357: Given that the vast majority of cars on the road are fuel injected (nearly all are port injected no less) with all the requisite computer control over fueling, why do we need oxygenated fuel at all?Any car with an oxygen sensor whose feedback is used to control the fueling process adjusts for oxygen density differences continuously. The only thing that oxygenated fuel does for fuel injected cars is cause the computer to increase injector duty cycle (more fuel) to compensate. Some cars have the added benefit of losing top end power because of injectors that are near the edge of their limits with non-oxygenated fuel and simply can't flow more fuel to make up for the extra oxygen.Maybe someone else can explain how oxygenated fuel makes any emissions difference in any computer controlled fuel system that uses O2 sensor(s) for feedback (probably ~80+% of the cars on the road today).
wildcardjack: I'm trying to separate my income from location so I can take the advice of Tom Waits, which is to spend some time in New York, but leave before it makes you hard, and some time in LA, but leave before it makes you soft.
xl5150: o5iiawah: $150/week is about $7.500/yr.Thats a trip to Oktoberfest for 4 days with about $4000 leftover. If you dont want yours, can I has?I don't think anyone making $7-something an hour will be taking any trips to Oktoberfest. That was precisely my point. For people who make plenty of money, that extra $150 a week is discretionary. For people who are low-wage earners, it's not going to raise them above the level they currently are.
badLogic: It cracks me up how people hate on California, I think it is mostly jealousy.
Minimum: Pray 4 Mojo: This just in:California sucks.That is all.Living in SoCal.All I can say is:This is news?Our governor is nicknamed Moonbeam. The idiots in this state re elected him after he screwed things up in the 70's.Looking to move out of here as soon as it is practical.
onyxruby: drjekel_mrhyde: I think it has something to do with our multiple climates and hilly areasWould it really be that hard to come up with one blend that worked in urban ares and the rest? Economies of scale dictate that if your only making one thing your going to make it cheaply.Establish a more environmentally friendly flavor for California and then standardize the nation on that one formula. Everyone wins with a more environmentally friendly blend and cheaper prices as your no longer beholden to artificial monopolies.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: (with titanium trucks and semi-hards)
onyxruby: Why can't we simply have one formula across the country and standardize on it? Get the EPA to approve a formula of blah and leave it at that. This kind of thing is entirely the kind of self wrought insanity that needs to end.
Cyclometh: Why was this the last line in TFA? Should have been first."Her firing came just before she was to get tenure."Pretty goddamn obvious why she got canned. Also pretty obvious some heads will roll and she'll win that lawsuit.
L.D. Ablo: As a kid, we had smog days at school where we weren't allowed out for PE or recess. You could see the smog hanging in the air. It was awful.
steamingpile: L.D. Ablo: Did you ever stop to think that it may be due to factories being cleaner and nothing to do with car emissions? I know what has been preached to you for over two decades but they could be wrong.
detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: As a reminder to all Californians considering a move to the north: Oregon is terrible and rains all the time.
Mithiwithi: Minimum: The idiots in this state re elected him after he screwed things up kept Prop 13 from totally screwing things up in the 70's.What exactly did Jerry Brown screw up in the 70's, anyway?
GodsTumor: Just another reason to get one of these...[imageshack.us image 276x183]
L.D. Ablo: This, along with other changes, dramatically improved the smog problem in LA.As a kid, we had smog days at school where we weren't allowed out for PE or recess. You could see the smog hanging in the air. It was awful.There's still a bit of smog, but it's much better today.
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