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YAY I found good gas

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by DanGer, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    DanGer

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    After searching fruitlessly for a while to find an ethanol free gas station, I did it. I decided to start filling up at the chevron since it is the only top tier gas in the area.

    First fill up was before I went home from college. I was fully loaded (more space than weight) and got 27.7 mpg. So after driving back down with no load at all and got 24.4 mpg, it was time for another fill up.

    I went back to the same chevron. After filling up, I went in to pay and struck a conversation with the old mechanic who rang me up. We talked about gas blends and he told me that the marathon down the road was top tier as well.

    Best piece of info he gave me was that they do not have ethanol in their gas!
     
  2. May 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    I hate the ethanol in my gas. And all the stations in oregon have it(pretty sure). I noticed a 5-10% drop in fuel economy along with the 10% ethanol being added last year. And now the carbuerator in my chainsaw is going bad- the owner of the local saw shop said my saw was prone to carb issues but the ethanol is increasing the speed of the process.
     
  3. May 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    i have yet to find a ethanol free gas station
     
  4. May 26, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    Funny you should mention that. The mechanic I talked to was telling me how a bunch of people come to him now for gas, because ethanol ruined their mowers, weed eaters, etc.

    I didn't post that initially because I figured the ethanol-huggers would call it out for no evidence haha
     
  5. May 26, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    Speedway does not use ethanol...i don't think Shell or BP do either. they have to put a disclaimer on the pumps here if they use it. two cheapest gas stations in town use it Sheetz and Murphy. i run Speedway 91 oct. almost exclusively.
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Live 15 miles from a county that is 2 counties away from a metro area to supposedly get ethanol free gas. Haven't found it yet.........:(
     
  7. May 26, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Why is everyone hatting on the ethanol? In Manitoba (Canada) gas companies are required to have a minimum 10% ethanol in the gas. Seems to do no harm.
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    For one I don't think sacrificing world hunger for energy consumption is wise.

    I get better gas mileage. But for the most part, I think it is too young of a technology to trust my engine to. I don't thing the R&D has come far enough for the government to require we run it.

    If it was made from switchgrass, that would be another story...
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    Guess you don't run a boat or like getting lower mpg. ethanol attracts moisture and moisture is bad .... mmmkay:D
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    And it takes more energy to produce than we get out of it & most cars aren't designed to run on it, etc etc etc. Maybe sawgrass optional niche market thing but mandatory for everyone in most metro areas? Bullshit! Getting less mpg means you're burning more of it to go same distance. Sux! Which means you have to buy it more often. Sux! Burning more to go same distance means more "cleaner?" fumes into atmosphere. Defeats the whole fucking purpose! Mindless garbage hype to sway the brainless!
     
  11. May 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    ehh..last time i checked BP uses 10% ethanol.
     
  12. May 27, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Yay around here they do. In fact they were one of the "pioneers" in ethanol so they won't get rid of it any time soon
     
  13. May 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    The one in my town got shut down a few months ago, but didn't bother me any to say the least haha
     
  14. May 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Ya there a few here at Virginia Tech but I am going to use the chevron from now on
     
  15. May 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    I filled up over the weekend out of town with ethanol free fuel and there is a difference. Unfortunatly here it is impossible to find ethanol free fuel :(
     
  16. May 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    agreed. theres one chevron in radford. Sheets has the cheapest gas, but i also get the worst fuel mileage from there haha...the irony of it all.
     
  17. May 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    Haha i noticed that too. I ate there before our rugby match last fall, when I had dislocation #2 of my shoulder
     
  18. May 27, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    ahh damn, I know the feeling. I dislocated my knee a few years back. Definitely not a pleasant experience haha
     
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