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Old 12-23-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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My airplane takes auto fuel, but the last gas station that I used no longer carries ethanol-free fuel.

Does anyone know of any other gas stations in town (preferably NW side) that dispense pure auto fuel?

It's getting harder and harder nowadays to find gas without the corn stuff
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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interesting, I didn't know they added ethanol to gas here unless it's E85 of course. Is it a winter formulation? I know some states, like California, have a summer and winter formulation.
I would think anything that runs on auto fuel would be able to handle anything an auto can. Is it a model airplane?
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Gas in most places have about 10% ethanol which is fine for most modern cars. Problem is, my airplane was built in 1947 and the engine contains parts that are corrosive with ethanol (though I can use avgas from the airports, but more $$). I'm flying a Piper Cub (LIFE: Air Artillery, Italy - Hosted by Google)

All you people driving older cars and fueling up your boats and other recreational vehicles with gas from the local pumps may want to look into whether it's doing damage to your engines:
Ethanol fuel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Some gas stations have stickers on their pump handles saying that the gas contains a % of ethanol, but not all have stickers, so it's hard to tell which pumps have ethanol or not. Ethanol + mogas is inferior to regular gas...but more profitable to farmers. It's a two-way street.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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Oooh, a real airplane. That would be sweet to have one.
I did some online research and found that most of our gas is now E10, mostly thanks to certain states and a few politicians. I'm no expert on the subject, but a lot of our economic problems have a tie-in to those fools.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Scratch WalMart. They just got around to putting stickers on their pumps saying "may contain up to 10% ethanol" (that's why I'm getting such great gas mileage-NOT). How 'bout Valero ?
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I believe all commercial available auto-gas is going to be E-10. Gas used to contain MTBE, which raised the octane and helped clean emissions. MTBE also polluted groundwater and was phased out and replaced with ethanol.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think every station will eventually be going to Ethanol Gas... you may find it hard to find it in this state after the first quarter of next year
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I always get gas on Lackland and planned on filling up tomorrow. I'll see if they have any stickers on their pumps. From what I read, all wallyworldmarts have E10.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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There was no sticker or sign that said anything about E10 gas at the Lackand gas station.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Does anyone on this forum know of any gas stations that have ethanol-free gas? I'm losing this war...I guess I'm about to give up. I just don't want to pay $5+/gallon for aviation fuel when I could get mogas for 2.30/gallon or so

Plane is crying:

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