How to Measure the Octane in Gasoline Containing Ethanol?

Answer Most car engines utilize gasoline, which is a mixture of hydrocarbon compounds. If the octane rating for the gasoline is too low, a "knocking" noise can occur when the engine operates. When a hig... Read More »

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How to Measure Ethanol in Gasoline?

When fuel contains more than 10 percent ethanol, problems can arise in a vehicle, including engine stalling, failed starting and difficulty accelerating. It can also decrease the life of the engine... Read More »

How to Boost Octane Rating for Ethanol?

The octane rating of fuel is tied to its performance and speed of combustion in a vehicle's engine. The higher the octane rating in a fuel such as ethanol, the slower the fuel will burn and less li... Read More »

How to Add Ethanol to Gasoline?

Ethanol or grain alcohol, is the naturally manufactured version of methanol, or wood alcohol. They both have the exact same properties, except that ethanol is made with renewable fuel resources, an... Read More »

Does bp gasoline contain ethanol?

Gasoline sold by BP includes blends that contain ethanol, a fuel made from sugar cane or grain. BP gasoline in the United States, through the company's Amoco and Arco brands, has contained ethanol ... Read More »