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Any of you folks running ethanol free gas?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kn38ms, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    kn38ms

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    There's a local Chevron here that offers 90 octane, marine gasoline.

    I picked up 1-2 mpg's per tank. (approx 40 miles per tank)
    Offsets the extra 25 cents a gallon, and does not eff' up the entire fuel system...:)
     
  2. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    What did you pay per gallon? I want to do this, and I was thinking of using it in my lawn mowers and small engine stuff for landscaping.. Not thrilled about the prospect of e15 coming out
     
  3. Jun 14, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    90 octane E0 is $3.95

    93 octane E10 is $3.70 per gallon
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    I run non ethanol in everything that take gas. But I live in Alaska and they only sell non ethanol gas here. So I don't know what the alternative would look like.
     
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  6. Jun 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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    in my parts the ethanol free is easily 40 cents more so i just skip it
     
  7. Jun 15, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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    Ethanol-free isn't even an option here :(
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 at 5:24 AM
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    I run 91 E0 and consistently get 20.5-22mpg; my highest ever being 23mpg
    Compared to 18-19mpg; with 20mpg being the highest I ever got with 87 E10
    I've got a 95.5 3.4 5speed

    The member "maineah" will promptly be in here to tell everyone who claims to experience any benefit whatsoever with non-ethanol gas that they're delusional or don't know how to properly fill or tach a gas tank
    and if they think ethanol has any adverse effect whatsoever they're a totally ignorant noob
     
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    http://pure-gas.org/

    List gas stations around the lower 48 and Canada that sell ethanol free gas
     
  10. Jun 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    5 years ago the station at 75th and Arapahoe had E0 for around $0.10 more, not anymore.:mad:
     
  11. Jun 15, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    Yeah, the Conoco at Jacob's Corner.

    Used to buy there a bunch.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    There's one off of Santa Fe (down here south of Denver) that sells it. I buy it for my car mostly but do run it in the truck on occasion. The truck definitely likes it better.
     
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    Don't have any ethanol free stations around here.
     
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    Around many big cities you can't get the "dino gas" due to air pollution regulations.
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    It's pretty weak IMO considering you lose about 2-3 mpgs which means you're burning more gas to go the same distance, which of course means you're emitting more exhaust.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    There's big money in corn subzidies.

    Congress always follows the money.
    If tailpipes emitting dog shit made money they would go for it...:mad:
     
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    A few months back I ran a full tank using ethanol free gas and only saw a gain of about 1/2 mile per gallon. Not worth the price difference to me.
     
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    I didn't notice any difference until, at least, the 2nd Tank
    I've been told (I'M NOT CLAIMING THIS TO BE TRUE, before I get flamed) that the ECU adjusts after a tank or two; and that's when you'll start to notice a bigger difference

    So, maybe run a couple tanks in a row, before you rule it out
     
  19. Jun 19, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    My parents own a boat marina and have a 2000 gallon ethanol-free 89 octane gas pump. I was curious to see the differences between that and the cheap 87 octane 10% ethanol gas I run. I ran my gas tank from full to empty twice and and got an average of around 22 mpg. I then ran ethanol-free gas from full to empty twice and got an average of 23 mpg.

    I'm sure the ethanol-free gas has it's benefits, but with that small of a difference, I'm sticking to the cheap stuff.

    As for all my lawn equipment and my parents' boat, we only use ethanol-free gas because those are things that aren't run all the time and ethanol deteriorates rubber after sitting for a while.

    My 2 cents, anyway.
     
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    ^I think this is somewhat true. I believe that the ECU controls the timing based on its narrow band O2 readings for knock prediction. So, better gas nets better power, which also nets better mileage for a given driving style.

    One way to speed up the process is to disconnect the battery for about 5 minutes. This will reset your ECU and it will optimize to fuel you have in the tank.
     
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