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#41 OFFLINE   TheWizard

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:23 AM

I keep it simple: I use premium because I can get it in Wisconsin without ethanol in it.

 

Ethanol blows, for more reasons than we're gonna wanna discuss here, and if I can find a way to nit use any of the crap, I won't.

 

In this case, most of the performance and mileage increase is because of the pure gasoline rather than the octane rating.  Gasoline has about 33% more energy by volume than ethanol so switching from an ethanol blend to pure gasoline (even at the same octane rating) will give you an immediate improvement.  Often the difference is enough to be noticed by the "butt dyno".

 

The trend lately has been for more and more gas stations to offer a non-ethanol grade because it is much better for small engines like motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers and generators.  It is usually offered at separate pumps as a mid-grade 89 octane but some are premium and a very few are regular 87 octane.  Just be aware that it may not come from the same supplier as the ethanol blends sold at the same station.  It may not even be branded or top-tier fuel.  Generally, if it is offered at all of the pumps as their higher octane (e.g. all premium at a station is non-ethanol while the other grades are E10) then it is their branded fuel.  But if it's only offered at one or two separate pumps then check the labeling carefully to determine if it might be unbranded fuel being sold as a convenience.


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#42 OFFLINE   IWRBB

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM

Everything here has ethanol in it, and it's a $0.35 jump from 87 to 89, and another $0.35 jump from 89 to 92.  Shell stations ae even higher- typically $0.45 per jump or more, even when gas is close to $2.  

 

I run 87 in my SHO, since I don't really beat on it.  


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#43 OFFLINE   Further North

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:28 PM

 

In this case, most of the performance and mileage increase is because of the pure gasoline rather than the octane rating.  Gasoline has about 33% more energy by volume than ethanol so switching from an ethanol blend to pure gasoline (even at the same octane rating) will give you an immediate improvement.  Often the difference is enough to be noticed by the "butt dyno".

 

The trend lately has been for more and more gas stations to offer a non-ethanol grade because it is much better for small engines like motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers and generators.  It is usually offered at separate pumps as a mid-grade 89 octane but some are premium and a very few are regular 87 octane.  Just be aware that it may not come from the same supplier as the ethanol blends sold at the same station.  It may not even be branded or top-tier fuel.  Generally, if it is offered at all of the pumps as their higher octane (e.g. all premium at a station is non-ethanol while the other grades are E10) then it is their branded fuel.  But if it's only offered at one or two separate pumps then check the labeling carefully to determine if it might be unbranded fuel being sold as a convenience.

 I use gas without ethanol for the reasons you list above, and the fact that ethanol is an environmental and economic joke.  It's bad for everyone and everything except a limited number of people who get paid to push it.

 

I won't use it unless I've no choice.



#44 OFFLINE   Further North

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:29 PM

Everything here has ethanol in it, and it's a $0.35 jump from 87 to 89, and another $0.35 jump from 89 to 92.  Shell stations ae even higher- typically $0.45 per jump or more, even when gas is close to $2.  

 

I run 87 in my SHO, since I don't really beat on it.  

Yeah, right now it's costing me about $0.35/gallon to use non-ethanol.  It's worth it to me.


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