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Old 04-28-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Ethanol

Is anyone using it?
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isn't most everyone with a gas engine using it?
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isn't most everyone with a gas engine using it?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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I'm not
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #5
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I like 100% gasoline when I can get it....even if it costs a little more.
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It's about all I see around DFW - where are you buying it?
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you probably are and don't even know it. If you really aren't using it, you are one of the lucky ones and keep it that way
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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you probably are and don't even know it. If you really aren't using it, you are one of the lucky ones and keep it that way
Isn't the pump supposed to be labeled if it's ethanol?
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Perhaps I could have been clearer. Most pumps are 10% ethanol. Some around where I live are 0% ethanol. I'm asking about the E15 or 15% ethanol. It's cheaper by far but the bang you get for the dollar seems to be weak. Is anyone using E15 and what do you think about it?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:25 PM   #10
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Isn't the pump supposed to be labeled if it's ethanol?
yes, but I'm sure most people have no clue as to what they are buying
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
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ethanol is horrible. You will get worse mileage. It's very corrosive to everything but plastic and stainless steel. It's bad for the environment no matter what the government says. It takes more energy and wastes more water to produce than gasoline does.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:33 PM   #12
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Dave1971 you are spot on with your assessment. E15 is cheaper by far compared to E10 or E0. Still, I never see anyone at the E15 pumps. That's why I ask. The lesson to be learned I guess is stay away from E15, while cheaper, it's bad for the engine and you'll be paying in the long term..
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There's new reports coming out every day showing that ethanol is actually more harmful on a large scale than regular gas......oops.

GM told us that regular everyday engines run fine on ethanol up to E20, at that point you need a flex fuel engine calibration.

You'll see a bit less fuel mileage (Regular engines see a fairly direct interchange, E10 means a 10% drop in economy, E20 would see a 20% drop, up to the 20% point. Flexfuel engines don't see this change due to calibration, YMMV though, literally.) and a very slight power drop, almost unnoticeable.

As for me..........no ethanol for my truck, though I have run it on biodiesel before!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:35 PM   #14
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the E10 that we are all stuck buying is very harmful to small engines. Lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, etc. Seems to be even worse on 2 stroke engines, including boat engines.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:01 PM   #15
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It's about all I see around DFW - where are you buying it?
A couple of years ago there were a few in the DFW area, one was S of Ft Worth on US 377,
looks like they are all gone.

Hereís a good link for E0 stations
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
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A couple of years ago there were a few in the DFW area, one was S of Ft Worth on US 377,
looks like they are all gone.

Hereís a good link for E0 stations
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Don't think the list is up to date, it lists a station in Concord, NC that has been gone for 3 yrs.
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10% is 30 cents cheaper here in corn country. Regular is still easy to find though. I believe you're paying the difference anyways, just not at the fuel station. I'm really liking making the switch to diesel!
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #18
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A couple of years ago there were a few in the DFW area, one was S of Ft Worth on US 377,
looks like they are all gone.

Hereís a good link for E0 stations
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Most of the stations shown in Texas are located in small towns. I'm not sure how current that list is now.
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Ethanol free premium is available at some stations in Mi. A few years ago my chainsaw mechanic suggested I try it for all of my two cycle machines and I did with great results. Also my snowblower that starts at -20. About 50 cents more per gallon but well worth it when a saw or snow blower starts well.
Ethanol seems to be nothing more than another fraud.
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I run non ethanol for my trailer, and all toys around the house that are not used every week even my RZR 1000..
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