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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:57:06 PM

"• TruFuel, in three varieties, is sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart and other retailers. The ethanol-free four-cycle gas costs $5.48 per quart at Lowe's. (Of other retailers that sell it, Home Depot and Walmart don't appear to sell it online.) The two-cycle 50:1 gas/oil mix costs $5.48 a quart at Home Depot and Lowe's, which also sells the 40:1 mixture online.

• At Sears, ethanol-free fuels in four-and two-cycle varieties are sold online and in stores. (Kmart also carries these products, all of which are made by TruSouth, maker of TruFuel.) The "pure" Craftsman gas costs $6.99 a quart, though you can lower that price to $5.81 a quart by buying a six-pack (the brand is Arnold, a division of outdoor-gear manufacturer MTD), sold by Wholesale Tools from the same website. Both the 50:1 two-cycle gas/oil mixture and the 40:1 two-cycle mixture cost $5.49 a quart.

• VP Racing Fuels sells SEF (Small Engine Fuel) in all three varieties through distributors, relatively small retailers, and the company's website. Unlike the TruSouth product, which is 92-octane, SEF is 94. All three varieties are sold by the six-pack for $43.95, which comes out to about $7.33 per quart."

How to find ethanol-free fuel for your lawn gear

Big Oil Shills and whiners should put their money where their mouths are.
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gmushial
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 7:39:45 PM

A lot of finding it has to do with the politics of the state: here in CA it's "illegal" to sell such (other than at chain saw shops etc). It used to be that about 20% of the stations in OR had it - but that seems to have gone away. In AZ, UT and NE one seems to be able find it pretty easily. Again, has nothing to do with availability, but with the politics.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:39:50 PM

No thanks i will stick with the e90 at our local stations...
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:19:30 AM

great post, and its really hard to find here. Do object to using Walmart as a source,because of the damage to local economies I don't even think of shopping there
Believer7
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:02:22 PM

It's really hard to do in GA.
timewalker
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:52:15 PM

Wow.
Nickname1608
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:37:27 AM

As others have noted, pure-gas.org is the easiest way to find ethanol-free. Also, most fuel docks carry ethanol free. Not very practical for cars, though, since you cannot pump directly into your tank.

Also, I don't see the extreme pricing differences others have mentioned. For comparable octane, ethanol-free generally seems to be about 20% higher than E-80 if you buy it at the pump at a regular gas station. I get about a 10% improvement in gas mileage so the NET extra expense is only about 10%.

But 10% is more than I care to pay for every day use. Therefore, I buy ethanol-free only for my boat and for a car that I race at the track.

I would really like to see Gas Buddy add the capability to report ethanol-free prices. At a minimum, ethanol-free should be one of the service options.
forestghost07
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 1:59:57 PM

Talking $25 - 30 a GALLON here?!?! Try this site, see if there's a ethanol -free pump in your area!

www dot pure-gas dot org

I have a booze-free Valero pump 2 mi away ... my vintage car is lucky indeed.
Tundrat
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:12:53 PM

It's not posted at the pump anywhere that I've noticed around here. It's just in there....
Higher octanes have higher percent ethanol added.
mouse24
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:44:20 AM

pretty expensive.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 9:28:15 PM

I am in the same predicament, AFOS. Guess I'll just keep using the old mower.
ace12012
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 1:19:59 PM

no thanks.
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 9:05:38 AM

can not find
AFOS
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 12:42:41 PM

In the time I've had my Toro mower, I have saved far more NOT buying packaged E-0 gas than a new mower would have cost, and the original is still running fine on E-10 from the gas pump.

[Edited by: AFOS at 5/18/2014 12:43:46 PM EST]
thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:47:50 PM

is the % of ethanol in the fuel labeled in your state?
thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 8:27:35 PM

impossible to find fuel sans ethanol in Ohio
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 10:24:40 AM

Can not be done.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 10:56:23 AM

We have a local link that works here.
peregrin
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:21:48 PM

get the corn outta my tank!
jscargo411
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 2:10:02 PM

Just go to pure-gas.org
geoutpb
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 1:09:45 PM

Not availed in Texas were we live.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 5:35:58 PM

I have no problem with telling people where to get ethanol-free fuel, though it doesn't seem as if this is a vehicle alternative (rather it seems, if you don't open the link) it's a small-engine fuel alternative), especially at the prices quoted. And, if you do open the link, you see that it's a Consumer Reports article on "How to find ethanol-free fuel for your lawn gear". However, looking for small amounts of non-ethanol fuel for a lawn mower is different than looking for non-ethanol fuel for a car or truck. And if you wanted to do that, you could use (for example) pure-gas.org's website.

But, I don't understand the part that reads: "Big Oil Shills and whiners should put their money where their mouths are."

What big oil "shills" are you talking about, and what do you mean by putting their money where their mouth is? Most "big oil" people, and Gas Buddy members in general know that it's not the oil industry that's pushed for ethanol-added fuel.

I understand the first three paragraphs of the original post, though it would have been useful to clearly say that you're referring to small engine fuel, and not it being presumed that it also included fuel for cars and trucks. But the last sentence makes no sense, not in any context that I could determine.
miatabill
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 2:12:18 PM

None available here, that I know of.
RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 7:55:27 PM

I can get it here as well.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:58:55 PM


All vehicle fuel has to be E-10 in the winter in Arizona.
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:39:23 PM

I can get it at most gas stations here.
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:33:07 AM

Most places that have ethanol-free fuel advertise that fact, and then let the public do the rest
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:47:25 AM

No thank you I will buy ethanol fuels at half that price.
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