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Old 01-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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being from illinois, we have either corn, bean or cattle predominately. we throw in a few houses and towns to break up the monotony

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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I sell snowblowers and lawn equipment for a living. The advise I now tell all of my customers is use up your gas in less that a month of buying it. Run your machine dry at the end of the season or if it will sit more than a month. Use a fuel stabilizer every tank every time. I can't tell you how many calls I get in the beginning of every season with carb and fuel line issues. All lawn equipment sold now barely handles e10. It states clearly that you should not put in anything higher. Even my classic car has had issues with this. It makes me mad that I don't have a say in the matter.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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There are even differences in the amounts of ethanol in E10 gasolines. If you notice, the label on the pump usually says "this gasoline contains up to 10% ethanol" or something similar. I have a 45 mile commute one way to work. I drive an older high mileage Maxima back and forth to work and fill up at any of a number of different stations along the way, depending on who has the best price. There is one particular Conoco station that I have filled up at a few times. I started noticing that I wasn't going as far before I had to fill up again. I normally get 425 to 450 miles on a tank, depending. With this particular station's Conoco, I get around 385 before I'm on fumes. That is a pretty big difference, enough so to go somewhere else rather than save 5 cents a gallon with them.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #24
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I'll check that out to see if we have something similar here in Missouri. And another poster mentioned premium - have to check that out.

I've been using 87 octane trying to avoid the 10% in 89 - but like you said, maybe that's just here in Missouri.
Yes, this is the state by state variability one runs into. Your situation is similar to Iowa I believe. Here in MN, EVERYTHING, all octanes, are 10% ethanol. I wish I had your choice!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #25
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