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Roy

RO# 114

Posted - Nov 30 2017 :  14:01:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people tell me that if I buy gas labeled "ethanol free" at a roadside gas station I may not be getting what I'm paying for. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks.....Roy
"Livin' life in the laid back lane" - Sunny Jim

Homeport: Sarasota FL

Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Nov 30 2017 :  18:36:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

If true, that would be fraud. I'm not sure how many gas stations would take that risk.


Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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j-d

RO# 15782

Posted - Nov 30 2017 :  19:02:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In NE FL a number of Gate stations hane it and I've heard no complaint
A Racetrack does too. It's lower octane than ValvtecT at Marina's also not stabilized. But much less expensive...


God Bless, jd
1996 Sea Ray 215EC
357CID/4V/275HP RWC 1G408541 Alpha1G2 1.62 14-1/2*23*3 Aluminum


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GeeBee

RO# 385



Posted - Nov 30 2017 :  19:24:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Because some aircraft operators are approved to use mogas it must be ethanol free. They have test kits. Go to fuel-test.com and you can buy them.



"The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."... Margaret Thatcher

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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Dec 01 2017 :  20:46:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the right side of this linked page you can read a pretty easy way to test for ethanol in gasoline.
http://www.autofuelstc.com/fuel_testing.phtml


Sandy

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Roy

RO# 114

Posted - Dec 02 2017 :  08:31:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Sandy. I'll try that.

Roy


"Livin' life in the laid back lane" - Sunny Jim

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Kevdon22

RO# 32964

Posted - Dec 17 2017 :  17:18:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

In case you were not aware, some states are allowed to sell ethanol but not the Sate I live in so I have to drain the tanks sometimes to get an engine that runs well.
Besides no ehanol there is one other important property that needs to be addressed, octane.
Removing the ethanol or not putting it in will lower the octane however there are other, better ways to increase the octane number and as long as the octane matches the cars s needs that's fine although I personally prefer to buy my fuel from Exxon, Mobil, or shell (last).


Kevdon
Forked River,
Barnegat Bay
NJ

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Kevdon22

RO# 32964

Posted - Dec 17 2017 :  17:18:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

In case you were not aware, some states are allowed to sell ethanol but not the Sate I live in so I have to drain the tanks sometimes to get an engine that runs well.
Besides no ehanol there is one other important property that needs to be addressed, octane.
Removing the ethanol or not putting it in will lower the octane however there are other, better ways to increase the octane number and as long as the octane matches the cars s needs that's fine although I personally prefer to buy my fuel from Exxon, Mobil, or shell (last).


Kevdon
Forked River,
Barnegat Bay
NJ

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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Dec 18 2017 :  20:57:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevdon, isn't most all of NJ selling E10 ethanol-mix gasohol ,( except for a few places: https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=NJ )?

So....Didn't you really mean to say "non-ethanol" ( straight) gas instead of just "ethanol"?

I suggest you consider adding the label-recommended amount of good stabilizer to new fresh gas right when you buy it whenever filling a tank with open-air venting like most all boats until recently.
Except in old cars w/o emission control systems , E10 should still last pretty long in "land yachts". If you have to drain car tanks because of bad gas you might check for water from bad fuel source , or start stabilizing at each fill in the cars too if they sit for long periods. Don't wait until the gas is already deteriorated.

I buy my E10 boat gas from a marine Valv-tect gas dock so it's already stabilized for potentially much longer "fresh" life.

But FWIW, I spend the money to get cans of Tru-Fuel 50:1 non-ethanol stabilized gas mix for my chainsaw after the ethanol in pump gasohol mixed 50:1 ( & always stabilized fresh) kept eating up rubber parts in the old one and finally killed it. No fuel problems in 2+ yrs with the newer chainsaw using the can gas mix.


Sandy

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Kevdon22

RO# 32964

Posted - Dec 18 2017 :  21:38:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sandy, you are absolutely correct, The state I live in will not allow "raw" gas to be sold to the public on the Highways. I screwed-up. We have no choice.
Wish we did.


Kevdon
Forked River,
Barnegat Bay
NJ

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