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teaman91

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:53:32 PM

Does ethanol gas with ten percent ethanol mess up a car? Or is it ok I have noticed in Omaha NE the regular unleaded that doesn't have the 10 % ethanol sign costs 12c more per gallon!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:41:39 AM

You have to have very good records to know the difference in mileage between gasohol and nolead.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:56:58 AM

MikeCapeCoral wrote: "Small gas engines and boats with fiberglass tanks can be destroyed by the ethanol."

Let's see some proof supporting your claim. I can just tell you that I have heard completely opposite.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:35:49 AM

If you can get regular without ethanol and only pay 12ยข more a gallon that is great. The ethanol is not so bad for newer cars. some like my '08 Mercury can handle up to 85%. Small gas engines and boats with fiberglass tanks can be destroyed by the ethanol.
Here in Cape Coral in SW Florida we have one station that sells R90. 90 octane with no ethanol. Billed as recreational gas. current price is $4.099 per gallon.
Welcome to GasBuddy... great to have you. Hope this information helps.
Mike
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crmedic
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:40:54 PM

Welcome!
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:20:03 PM

Greetings! Sorry I don't know enough to give you an answer.
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:19:51 AM

welcome
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 7:31:01 PM

Bundydogg101 asks "Anyone read about the possibility of the midwestern states going to E-15?"
The use of E15 is allowed by the EPA in newer vehicles, whereas E10 is allowed in any vehicle. The states couldn't require E15 only and it would be difficult to enforce a law that newer vehicles be required to use E15.
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Bundydogg101
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:00:56 PM

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Bundydogg101
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:00:45 PM

Anyone read about the possibility of the midwestern states going to E-15? I read an article but not too sure if it'll be followed through...
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tattoo666TX
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:53:39 PM

If it does not have ethanol in it you should get better fule mileage with it.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 5:26:37 AM

Well welcome you old cornhusker. Have you ever shucked any corn?
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wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:24:04 AM

No. Pump it. Drive. Repeat.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 10:55:18 AM

ggg452 says "As long as you use it quickly before it evaporates in your tank and leaves a shiny film of varnish on your valves."
Are you talking in geologic time? How fast do you think gas evaporates from a closed tank? Provide some proof that E10 evaporates from tanks faster than E0 gasoline.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 10:17:28 AM

As long as you use it quickly before it evaporates in your tank and leaves a shiny film of varnish on your valves.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 10:07:34 AM

Welcome to the GasBuddy group. Now go out there and find us some low prices
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 8:26:54 AM

I've been using E10 since 1979. You'll never notice a difference between conventional gasoline and gasoline with a 10% blend of ethanol.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 7:05:01 PM

thanks everyone
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:48:39 PM

Cars are fine to use it.

But watch the older small engine equipment and those that have long periods of time storage ( more than a month)
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:28:12 PM

Check your tea leaves. NE and IA have had gasohol(10% ethanol) for over 20 years. There are no problems using it.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:12:30 AM

E10 gasoline has been used widely throughout Minnesota for about 20 years. I don't know anyone who has had any ethanol problems with their cars, lawn mowers, etc.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:23:15 AM

For 20+ years I have owned multiple vehicles and I have had zero (0) Ethanol related issues.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 6:22:43 AM

I have been using it since 1981. If it was going to mess up a car, it would have done it by now.
One would think this type of question would have died out by now, but "sky is falling" alarmists refuse to let it die.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 12/14/2012 6:30:36 AM EST]
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prorodeo2012
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:46:56 AM

Im not sure
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