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Old 05-30-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I own a turbocharged Buick Regal (little brother to the Grand National) and it requires the premium octane fuel.

Around here we have mostly 91 octane but I did manage to find one station that carries 92 octane. The attendant tells me it's pure 92 octane with no ethanol added.

Not sure if that is good or bad, can anyone confirm?

Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I would prefer gas with no ethanol in it at all, if I could get it. I'm not sure what I can get that does not have the "hooch" already in it, maybe avgas.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Hooch?
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Hooch?

Slang for alcohol, which is what ethanol is.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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ethanol is not meant for most engines.Typical government knows best,dumb,dumb.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Urbana, IL
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ethanol is not meant for most engines.Typical government knows best,dumb,dumb.

That's right...I run a lot of power equipment and always steer clear of ethenol blends. The alcohol wreaks havoc on anything rubber or plastic.
On all my high performamce saws I run 92-93 octane, no eth
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I wish I could find gas around here without ethanol. Not gonna happen here in the Corn Belt.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:20 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with running pure gas in your car. I really do not see why you would think it would even be a problem.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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if ethanol is so bad, I wonder how I got 230,000 trouble free miles on my 99 Mercury Tracer.

Minnesota has had 10% ethanol in the gas for a long time.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with running pure gas in your car. I really do not see why you would think it would even be a problem.
Never said it wasn't a problem. I sort of thought maybe the ethanol they put in gas was some sort of an enhancing additive. But I wasn't sure which is why I asked.
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