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Old 11-30-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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New snowblower comes tomorrow. Looking for ethanol free gas stations in Monument or the Springs. Considering there is a gas station every block here I'd think there would be at least a couple places. Hopefully a few of you locals could help a guy out. Thanks.

Looks like I found 1 in the Springs. Chief petroleum way down south. If you know of one closer to Monument, do tell

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:17 PM
 
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Nope, none that I've ever found that is part of any of the big distributors. Chief does have it or you can go to Laniers Speed Shop in downtown Cos and buy Sunoco race fuels. They not only have ethanol free blends but still have leaded blends too.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:27 PM
 
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OK, mechanical novice question: What is the advantage of no-ethanol/leaded-blend fuels?
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Leaded blended fuels are no longer widely available and cannot be used in any modern car because of their inability to play well with electronic engine management and emission control systems. Lead was used as both an octane index increaser as well as a friction reducing lubricant for vehicles built prior to the mid 1970s. By the early 80s, it was all but gone in all commerical distribution networks. It is still availble for racing and performance applications. It may benefit some older two stroke engine applications like lawn mower or snow blowers because of its lubricating properties, but most people don't bother with small engine rebuilds and simply buy a new device. Plus, most new engines are built to live with E10 blends already so there is no warranty reason to use straight gas unless a manufacturer specifically requires it.

Methanol and Ethanol fuels do not contain as much BTU content as straight gasoline and therefore must be consumed in greater quantities to produce the same amount of energy. This is why alcohol blends tend to get lower mileage figures than straight gasoline. They also lack the lubricating properties of straight gasoline and can cause valves and seats to wear faster as well as attack rubber fuel line systems and have much lower evaporative resistance. However, nearly all engine manufacturers these days use hardened valve seats and or oiler systems to overcome this problem and new fuel systems are plastic or teflon instead of rubber. One big advantage alcohol fuels do have over straight gasoline is their higher octane content which can allow an engine to use much higher compression ratios which make more power and use the fuel more efficiently.

Higher octane, whether through lead or alcohol, is great if an engine is built to utilize it properly. Otherwise it is just a waste of money for most vehicles.

My flex fuel truck see a signficant drop in mileage using E85 vs E10 and only a slight dip between E10 and using no blend gas. Because the engine management systems are designed to work with all types of fuel, I see no appreciable power gain from any of them either. Because of the mileage difference, E85 needs to be $ .60 lower than gasoline to make it economically valuable for my vehicle.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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There is a Murphy station in Monument across from Walmart and Tractor supply which sells ethanol free gas.
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