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carl    Posted 04-30-2001 at 17:28:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
PLeas avoid buying CHINESE products in May.ASK store managers to stock AMERICAN. China has a $40 billion trade surplus with us;let's reduce it! Action now could cause retailers to seek alternative sources rather than have a CHRISTMAS boycott of the CHINESE JUNK!

DavePA    Posted 05-01-2001 at 07:08:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Milk Maid    Posted 06-05-2002 at 06:01:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This would have worked 40 years ago. But you can not get the American people to pull their heads out of the sand long enough to even know what is going on around them. We should stop buying anything from other countrys that we produce ourselves. Right now we have 3 huge burlap bags full of wool from having our sheep sheared, and now you have to pay to have it hauled off. Can't even get the shearers to haul it off for you. Why??? Because we are importing wool from other countrys, and it seems this is the American way. Take care of everyone else but our own. We really use to be a strong, "We the People" nation. Now it is every person for themselves and happy doing what ever makes them happy, and they do not look out for tomorrow. And they have no idea what is going on around them. I say for June, July, and thru Christmas, buy only American made. Lets build our country back up where it should be. And if you just look around, the best things made are made by Americans. Know what the best things are that are made by Americans??? more Americans...Just a little humor Bless all of you, and God Bless America, she is going to need all the help she can get in the coming years.

IHank    Posted 04-30-2001 at 21:00:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Let's not stop with May! Just do it as a matter of personal policy about things in life.

Add to that list supporting bio-diesel and ethanol as fuels. IHank

Jim(MO)    Posted 05-01-2001 at 09:20:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whats bio-diesel ??? I'm familiar with ethanol, a new farmer's coop plant just opened near me in Macon MO. Our 94 Dodge Dakota runs just fine with it but our 93 Buick Century (assembled in Mexico) doesn't like it at all.

IHank    Posted 05-01-2001 at 12:53:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jim- Bio-diesel is also known as soy-diesel around here. It is a spl. refined version of soy bean oil and can be run 100%, or any desired mixture with regular diesel fuel, in common diesel engines and without any modifications.

If you're having trouble with an ethanol blend my bet is that you're not really getting ethanol, but methanol instead. The fuel companies are notorious over the years for about using farm grown ethanol while quietly using their own petro based methanol.

Ethanol is benign in automotive fuel systems. First tank or two will probably pull up some moisture in the system and burn it off, but after that no more frozen gas lines and fuel filters!

Methanol is very chemically reactive and breaks down plastic and rubber fuel system parts. It also "eats" the insulation out them high dollar fuel pumps that are submerged in the fuel tank.

Go down to the package store and you'll get a bottle of 50% ethanol in a plastic bottle. Go over to the hardware store and you'll get methanol in either glass or spl coated metal containers. Go figger...

Also, both methanol and ethanol blending runs up the anti-knock rating of the fuel. That's OK, but the problem is that the fuel blenders get away with using a lower grade of gasoline to do the blending with. Like the old saying around here, "The fuel companies get the elevator and the farmers get the shaft!"

Anybody that has problems with ethanol blend gasoline should raise all kinds of he11 with your fuel supplier! Demand a material safety data sheet on the product and watch 'em squirm...

As to that '93 Buick... Just a WAG, but a new exhaust gas oxygen sensor might work miracles for 'ya. That gadget gives vital information to the fuel computer so the electronic fuel injection system creates the proper fuel/air mixture ratio for the engine.

Good luck, IHank

Alvin [NE WI]    Posted 04-30-2001 at 17:55:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like a gooood idea. I have been trying to do that for years, just sometimes you have no choice. While you are at it do the same to Mobil-Exon, . Use other stuff AND drive 5 MPH below the posted speed,keep tires inflated good and ask yourself" Is this trip really necessary?". Use the vehicle that gets the best milage, when the consumpation starts to drop the price will too. I know everybody has to drive to work, get grocies, etc BUT..

Larry    Posted 04-30-2001 at 20:07:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I was thinking te same thing about the high gas price.Maybe we all should do like we did in the 70's. Cut our gas comsumption way down.Maybe that will bring the price down some.
As for not buing asian products.That will be a tough one to do.Seems like everything we buy is built on China,or Korea,but I think it's still a good idea. We all should try our best.

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