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Ethanol-free Gasoline Locations

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Here is a link to website that keeps a constantly updated list of E0 (Ethanol-free gasoline) stations in the United States. While most of us run E10 (it's by far the most widely available gas), I know that many of those would prefer to run E0.

Pure-gas.org - Ethanol-free gasoline locations

I don't want to get into an argument over ethanol (E0/10/15/85) as a fuel, I merely wanted to bring this resource to everyone's attention. Please don't use this thread to wizz and moan about your position on the issue.

I have no affiliation with this website, and it is non-commercial.

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Hmm. I've not had any problems with E10 in my 240Z, but one of the Eugene stations selling "The Clear" (as they call it around here) is right on my way to work. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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I'll NEVER used E10 in my car again after reading some of the FACTS online about Lack of power, LOSS of power Loss of MPG, corroding parts, deteriating lines and parts, etc, etc.

This is just one of the hundreds of reports stating how Ethanol is a BIG "Fail"

There are more links in the link below....

http://chemicallygreen.com/inconvient-truth-about-ethanol/

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Of course, nothing in California

NJ as well. The good news is that there is a station 25 miles West of me in PA. I think I'll get the tank low and go top-off with "good gas" for winter storage.

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Contrary to popular belief, higher octane fuels burn slower then lower octane fuels.

Unless you have hi compression pistons or forced induction, the 110 wont net you any additional HP. It will have better throttle response.

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Hmm. I've not had any problems with E10 in my 240Z, but one of the Eugene stations selling "The Clear" (as they call it around here) is right on my way to work. Maybe I'll give it a try.

As I understand things in Oregon, E10 has been mandated by law for all gasoline retailers since 2008. You're getting corn in your gas whether you want it or not! Is this "Clear" sold behind the station or out in the open?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january142008/ethanol_11408.php

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Yes, E10 is mandated in Oregon, but boats, some off-road vehicles and classic cars (25+ years old, IIRC) are allowed to buy non-ethanol fuel if they can find and afford it.

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I believe gasoline without ethanol is more stable, and would be preferable if you store your car for extended periods of time. Ethanol absorbs moisture.

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I have noticed on this forum, heaps of problems with rust in fuel tanks and fuel lines of cars that have sat for a while. Could this be caused by your fuel?. I have never encountered that problem in NZ. My 240 sat for four years and no rust in the tank. I must confess I had to replace the front discs as they were pitted with rust too badly to save.

Edited by olzed

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Oh, yes, Olzed! Ethanol gas is evil. The atmospheric moisture gets drawn into the alcohol (through the fuel tank vent and the carb float chember vents), causing the gas to separate. Then it corrodes the metals mercilessly. I just finished rebuilding our boat's Holley carburetor. We live in a coastal region, and humidity is always high, hence a larger problem. We left our boat in perfectly running condition, with its fairly new carb, while we went away for a 4 month vacation. When we returned, the boat wouldn't run. The carb was STUFFED with corrosion. After I was finished cleaning the thing out, I had liberated it from literally a small handful of gray, powdery corrosion. Unbelievable. If you don't have ethanol gas in NZ, you're very lucky. Don't let your government introduce it!

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We do have I think one company selling this mix, but our Toyota doesn't like it so we have not used the stuff. Fortunately!!!Thanks for the timely warning.

A boycott on all companys selling that rubbish might work.

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I imagine New Zealand has the advantage of not having a ridiculously huge subsidized corn farming industry, fuel probably has to be imported either way, whether it's ethanol or the real deal -- may as well get the real deal, I suppose.

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Got in my 240 and drove 25 miles to the nearest Ethanol-Free gas station (they even had a big sign out front proclaiming the fact), rolled up to the pump, only to find that the station is closed on Sunday. Damnit!

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I just used the basic version of stabil yesterday. It is supposed to have more corrosion inhibitors than the old formula. I have no clue if that is true or not, but I know it is good at keeping gas from gumming up over the winter.

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If you tune your engine for the higher Ethanol content you can make more power. Lots of autocrossers here in SoCal have gone to 90% Ethanol and are seeing 20% increases in power.

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Do you need another needle or can you just set it richer than you otherwise would at idle? I know that the higher octane can let you crank up the power on a turbo car, but I wouldnt think it would do squat for NA engines.

Edited by hogie

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As I understand things in Oregon, E10 has been mandated by law for all gasoline retailers since 2008. You're getting corn in your gas whether you want it or not! Is this "Clear" sold behind the station or out in the open?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january142008/ethanol_11408.php

True enough but another law was passed in 2009 exempting Premium Unleaded from the ethanol requirement. The law took effect in January 2010 and you can find high octane 'clear gas' at some stations. In Medford, there are 6 locations where you can buy it. I only run clear gas regardless of manufacturer recommendations.

http://domesticfuel.com/2009/07/27/ethanol-free-fuel-in-oregon/

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