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Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #101 (permalink)
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MOLE? What does a blind, dirt chewing rodent have to do with my T'Bird? I'm so confused about this whole gas thing, I'm just going to have to find the motorcycle version of the Volt.

I knew I shouldn't have slept through chemistry class (although I did pull a C).
Think Avagadro's number: 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power.

A mole of any pure substance contains that many molecules/atoms etc. and its mass is that number in grams.

For example the mass of a mole of Carbon 12 is 12 grams. A mole of Carbon 14 has a mass of 14 grams. A mole of octane has a mass of 114 grams. A mole of water has a mass 18 grams. etc. etc. All of these examples have the same number of entities (atoms or molecules).
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Once their was a bunch of moles lined up nose to tail in their tunnel on their way to work. One mole said to the other mole "Do you smell molases?"
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Butt Dyno-measure your hp gains

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Just install a great mod like a cold air intake? Electric supercharger? Big Muffler? Magnetic fuel line ionizer? Awesome wing? Are you getting no respect from your friends for your newly found power? As we all know, these are high end and sophisticated modifications. Some may be TOO sophisticated to actually show up on a traditional dyno. So here we have: The Butt Dyno. Simply place it in the seat, and drive fast, weaving in and out of traffic. (On a race course, of course.) Now you can tell your friends with confidence "That oil-saturated air filter gave me 20 horses!"
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Think Avagadro's number: 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power.

A mole of any pure substance contains that many molecules/atoms etc. and its mass is that number in grams.

For example the mass of a mole of Carbon 12 is 12 grams. A mole of Carbon 14 has a mass of 14 grams. A mole of octane has a mass of 114 grams. A mole of water has a mass 18 grams. etc. etc. All of these examples have the same number of entities (atoms or molecules).
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Here is the link:

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=8



Butt Dyno
$529.95
Just install a great mod like a cold air intake? Electric supercharger? Big Muffler? Magnetic fuel line ionizer? Awesome wing? Are you getting no respect from your friends for your newly found power? As we all know, these are high end and sophisticated modifications. Some may be TOO sophisticated to actually show up on a traditional dyno. So here we have: The Butt Dyno. Simply place it in the seat, and drive fast, weaving in and out of traffic. (On a race course, of course.) Now you can tell your friends with confidence "That oil-saturated air filter gave me 20 horses!"
I have used their muffler bearings and they are very effective. I assume that their butt dyno is of the highest quality also.
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I am going to purchase a Butt Dyno as I honestly can't tell the difference between Reg Med or Hi test gas. I also can't tell any difference with non ethanol "recreational" fuel which is 90 the others are 87-93. There are so many variables here. #1 being my frame of mind also there is air temp, tire pressure, atmospheric pressure, elevation/terrain of the ride, how hungry I am, temprature of the fuel, state of spark plugs and so on. If we all started to keep records like fill up with regular and get mpg, the try mid then high. We might get a data base at least on mpg/grade of fuel. Again so many vaiables and who can really tell other than this Butt Dyno if there is honestly any gain.

Perhaps the Pilot Wrench can help me determine if differing grades of fuel get more performance-

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We need to enumerate this theory and see if we can get an answer by experimentation.

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Well I'm getting sick, My Storm runs weak with 87 octane. no doubt about it. But where I live there are more variables, we have seasons and seasonal fuel, so who knows. I don't want carbon deposit in my engine that I know.
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