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Old 08-17-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Mandarin
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Default Gas without Ethanol?!

Does anyone know anyplace in JAX with such a thing?
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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Why do you ask.I have looked around myself,none found.I don't like running it in my Harleys.Mainly my older ones.That used leaded gas when built.But vehicles built today can handle the new fuel blends with no problem.In the mid 90's there were issues with some fuel injected cars having fuel pressure regulator problems.The ethanol would cause some of the parts in the regulator to rust. And they used a valve back at the fuel tank that was sense when a fuel content had changed and the were effected also.They ended up with a coated stainless steel spring and other parts to fix condition.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Mandarin
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Hello,Thanx for your reply I just moved here from OK and there,we sought out gas with no ethanol,because the difference it makes in gas milage is tremendous. I can really tell a difference
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Jax
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I filled up at Shell the other day and noticed they had a sign saying that not only their gas, but most gas has ethanol in it .

It was a weird little sign/sticker, and I probably never would have noticed it if you hadn't brought this up .
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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I noticed that in recent months at various gas stations, but still, it doesn't help the gas and corn price at all. ethanol is not the sustainable alt fuel solution
This is no different than adding water to vodka to top off the bottle. It doesn't dull away the economic pain.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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I think that within about a couple of years, all gas stations in Florida will have to have some ethanol in it, up to 10% I think. I don't really like it, because I don't know how it will affect my 10 year old car.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I think that within about a couple of years, all gas stations in Florida will have to have some ethanol in it, up to 10% I think. I don't really like it, because I don't know how it will affect my 10 year old car.
Really? That's crazy...let's hope they put a stop to it. No one is buying the ethanol story, we know it's incredibly inefficient.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Really? That's crazy...let's hope they put a stop to it. No one is buying the ethanol story, we know it's incredibly inefficient.
That and adding more could cut into the food supply.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Neptune Beach, FL
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Default Ethanol gas

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I filled up at Shell the other day and noticed they had a sign saying that not only their gas, but most gas has ethanol in it .

It was a weird little sign/sticker, and I probably never would have noticed it if you hadn't brought this up .
My Tahoe is designed to run on E85, which I take to mean it either runs on up to 15% Ethanol, or 85% Ethanol. I've been all up and down the country in it and I still get the same 12 MPG no matter which gas I fill up with.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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Paying extra for E85 and still get only 12MPG ?! what's the point?
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