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    Is there a website that shows where there are non ethanol gas stations in Oregon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by briguy
    Is there a website that shows where there are non ethanol gas stations in Oregon?
    what do you mean, like gas that isn't like 10-15% ethanol. If so why, I am pretty sure it won't hurt you engine in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShnuckTuck
    what do you mean, like gas that isn't like 10-15% ethanol. If so why, I am pretty sure it won't hurt you engine in any way.
    ethonal actually gets on average 3-5% worse gas mileage than straight up gas. even worse in some other vehicles. and performance is down marginally
    its more of a waste of gas that its actually worth. just another way the govt accidentally scammed itself.


    im sorry, but i dont know of any websites. my guess who be to start asking every gas station you see, and memorize the ones that dont carry that bull crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShnuckTuck
    what do you mean, like gas that isn't like 10-15% ethanol. If so why, I am pretty sure it won't hurt you engine in any way.
    Yeah I don't want that 10 to 15% crud. I was driving on a trip from Oregon to Idaho and got 16mpg going, but coming back after fueling in Idaho which does not have ethanol I got 22mpg.

    I was driving a 08 GMC Yukon.
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    Ethanol also burns hotter, so in older cars designed for 100% gasoline (such as my Fiero), cooling systems are taxed more heavily, and if your car is already ailing, ethanol can cause serious issues.
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    Alcohol burns cooler....that's why some drag racers run on 100 %....they have to run more VOLUME though,less energy in alcohol than gasoiline.Alky engines have trouble getting UP to temperature because it runs so cool.As far as the 10-15% blend...i dunno.Nitromethane Top Fuel cars run 85%-90% Nitro and 10%-15% alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravant
    Ethanol also burns hotter, so in older cars designed for 100% gasoline (such as my Fiero), cooling systems are taxed more heavily, and if your car is already ailing, ethanol can cause serious issues.

    Can you use cooler plugs to solve the problem?
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    I don;t know where that came from about alcohol burning hotter, it burns at lower temps as was said. Ethanol also gives off a cleaner exhaust, and in a normal car I'm sure it gives less performance because its a higher octane ::129::, but if you get ur car tuned to run on 10-15% it will be fine, its better for the fuel injectors life I'm pretty sure (not 100% on that). Ask for an older engines without injectors I have no idea the effect.

    Where did you guys here about the gas mileage thing, I never noticed that with my car (but thats forced induction too so I run higher octane). That just seems weird that it would cause that much of a mpg loose, then again it makes you buy more gas for from the oil companies thats good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShnuckTuck
    I don;t know where that came from about alcohol burning hotter, it burns at lower temps as was said. Ethanol also gives off a cleaner exhaust, and in a normal car I'm sure it gives less performance because its a higher octane ::129::, but if you get ur car tuned to run on 10-15% it will be fine, its better for the fuel injectors life I'm pretty sure (not 100% on that). Ask for an older engines without injectors I have no idea the effect.

    Where did you guys here about the gas mileage thing, I never noticed that with my car (but thats forced induction too so I run higher octane). That just seems weird that it would cause that much of a mpg loose, then again it makes you buy more gas for from the oil companies thats good.

    So should I use hotter plugs then?
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    I do know even the 10-15% mix eats old fuel lines for lunch. My dad's had to replace his entire system on his 84 Dodge since they introduced that.

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