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zippy3231

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 9:35:40 AM

Has anyone switched to Ethanol Free Fuels and has there been a cost savings such as a increase MPG or less maintenance cost?
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bbt83221
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 12:44:07 AM

my car's mileage is higher on ethanol-free gasoline. Not a big increase but it is better.
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 10:32:52 PM

No where to buy here. But when I've seen it its been significantly more expensive. I'm guessing it would be a zero sum game at best.
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JueceFlavour
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:59:44 PM

I wished I lived closer to my work. I'd ride a bike all the time. But I do not. So, I drive.HAHA...Wrong tab - topic...lol

[Edited by: JueceFlavour at 3/8/2014 12:00:57 AM EST]
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 10:33:02 AM

I use gasoline free transportation as much as possible. It's called a bicycle.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 1:20:13 PM

I'm using ethanol-free electricity.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 3:29:47 PM

ok
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 1:35:24 PM

All fuel here has ethanol in it. I would have to drive 20 miles one-way to buy straight gasoline.
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skeeter3001
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:24:24 AM

Dont think it'd be worth the extra money for me to find another station thats free of ethanol. Mine switched recently and im not sure yet whats if any difference. Except its cheaper now with the ethanol.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 8:03:55 PM

I think all gasoline has ethanol blend.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:48:23 AM

No I haven't.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 1:11:44 AM

"Ethanol-less fuel is available in my state but I haven't switched back to it because it's 40 cents more per gallon with really no benefit to my car, my personal health, or my environmental footprint."

Around here its getting to the point the only ethanol-free to be found is 93 octane and more expensive than diesel. 40 cents would be about normal premium for premium, but ethanol-free premium is sometimes $1.00 over E10 87 octane.
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zippy3231
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2013 3:56:10 AM

Thank You for the updates and information to my question!
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coffeerage
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 4:59:50 PM

No choice here.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 11:30:18 AM

Due to the Federal Minimum usage mandate, you cannot buy ethanol free fuels in my area.
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rodmiser
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 11:25:43 AM

e10 17mpg to e85 sorry to say 13mpg
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 10:11:50 AM

No, but I switched to Ethanol Enriched Fuels about 4 years ago. I haven't seen any significant change in mileage at any blend and since E85 costs less than regular gas, the more ethanol I blend, the more I save. Absolutely no ethanol related performance or maintenance issues.
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skunku
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 5:23:53 AM

I don't know where to buy any or how much more it would cost here.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 10:01:14 PM

No way
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 9:37:48 PM

E0 will give you better mileage , but in most cases E0 is costly and not worth the extra cost
E0 or E10 you will have the same maintenance
with E0 you will get better mileage , but every car is different some do much better and some the MPG will not change much at all


In my case the only two places that have E0 are a marina @ over 1.00 more and a race track that sells "94" @ over 2.00 more than E10 , each one of these are 30-40 miles from my home , so i would have to drive all that way to fill up on more expensive gas , then drive back ! No thanks i am not that dumb

But you will need to try it to tell what your story will be , do a cost per mile , per fill up
the same way you check your mileage

just divide the total cost of the fill up into the miles driven to get the cost per mile

then check it with a few tanks of each fuel and you will have your answer , it might work for you or not , only you can find that out

good luck





[Edited by: CactusBobs at 12/12/2013 9:43:00 PM EST]
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 10:51:40 AM

Ethanol-less fuel is available in my state but I haven't switched back to it because it's 40 cents more per gallon with really no benefit to my car, my personal health, or my environmental footprint.

As much as the API and AAA keep warning me that my car will fall apart if I use ethanol blends, it hasn't happened yet and in fact my mechanic says things look abnormally good for such an old vehicle.
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