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Old 06-04-2008, 05:17 AM
 
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I wasn't around in the 60's but I read in those days they had like 106 octane, the gas looked like purple kool aid and you could smell the octane.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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I wasn't around in the 60's but I read in those days they had like 106 octane, the gas looked like purple kool aid and you could smell the octane.
Some present day high end leaded racing gas is purple. Can you say $8 per gallon with research octanes of 118. The gasoline of prostock drag cars.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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Yeah I just did buy some 110 octane VP fuel the other day for $7.50 a gallon. It's purple alright.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Just reciently i filled my 98 z71 with amoco ultima at 4.20 per gallon.
To my suprise i got 17.53mpg as compared to 14 mpg on on the regular gas i had been using which i bought from whoever had the best price. This is about a $10.00 savings on a tank of gas with a trip of 300 miles. You might want to look into more premium grades of gasoline to save you money.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Ditto to 01 DEUCE. Premium costs about 20 cents a gallon more than regular, almost the same as when gas was $1 per gallon. That's less than 5% of the cost.

Many cars with knock-sensing ignition will advance the spark enough to get more than 5% better MPG from premium. Older rigs with adjustable timing can be adjusted to get better MPG from premium as well - certainly many older Detroit V-8s can.

Actual experience, the 92 Subaru does get more like 27 than 25 MPG on premium, and I can hear it pinging lightly in the summer with the A/C on if using regular. Full disclosure - not all cars need/can take advantage of premium. The Scirocco and the 87 Camry are examples of cars that were well-engineered to run on 87 octane fuel, they do OK on it and I never hear a ping (although I have not tried premium so can't say for certain I would not see any improvement)

Beyond that, the high-test will, in cars that can take advantage of it, give more power - I for one still care about that!
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Ethanol sucks - Keep listening to the government ---- good luck

Ethanol SUCKS for your engine especially small engines and marine engines.

Business Week article - The great ethanol Scam
[URL]http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2009/bw20090514_058678.htm[/URL][/URL]


and this one....

http://www.cymagazine.ca/index2.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.pdf_out put&showpage=shop.product_details&pop=1&output=pdf &product_id=982&category_id=143&Itemid=41[/URL]


Just keep letting the government brainwash you into what is supposedly good for you and then let them tax you some more on it.... wake up america ETHANOL??????? GET EDUCATED

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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I know many older engine components can become corroded after using ethanol fuels for a while.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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A quote from the Business Week article, The Great Ethanol Scam


"On Jan. 16 of this year, Lexus ordered a massive recall of certain 2006 to 2008 models, including the GS Series, IS and LS sedans. According to the recall notice, the problem is that "Ethanol fuels with low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the fuel rails." In layman's terms, ethanol causes pinpoint leaks in the fuel system; when leaking fuel catches your engine on fire, that's an exciting way to have your insurance company buy your Lexus. Using ethanol will cost Toyota ([URL="http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=TM"]TM[/URL]) untold millions."

My friend it is not effecting only old engines.......

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Old 08-11-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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A quote from the Business Week article, The Great Ethanol Scam


"On Jan. 16 of this year, Lexus ordered a massive recall of certain 2006 to 2008 models, including the GS Series, IS and LS sedans. According to the recall notice, the problem is that "Ethanol fuels with low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the fuel rails." In layman's terms, ethanol causes pinpoint leaks in the fuel system; when leaking fuel catches your engine on fire, that's an exciting way to have your insurance company buy your Lexus. Using ethanol will cost Toyota (TM) untold millions."

My friend it is not effecting only old engines.......
I wouldn’t look at this any different than any other recall. Toyota failed to design the fuel rail in a way that is resistant to certain corrosive properties of ethanol.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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I woud only run ethnol in a car made for it because of corrsion and the effect on standard rubber . Besides ethnol lke E85 in test gets between 20 ans 27% less mileage.Pure 100 octane gasoline is called iso-actane or used to be called marine white gasoline. Refineries used it as a test products too.All gasoline contains additives now days. Enthnol as a additive also has been shown to cause more carbon buildup since its use started.It was mandated as a additve for ten per cent and there are no plans to increase that mandate. It can't for example be pipeline so its near site usage only and has to be trucked.
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