List: Gas Stations Without Ethanol Added

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by noahr, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. anotherguy

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    The problems I see most with ethanol is it's an excellent solvent. Bad thing on old dirty gas tanks. Lets lots of dirt,sediment and goo loose into the system. Which then does nasty things to jets,injectors ect.
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  2. kpt4321

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    Isn't gasoline also a really good solvent? I know it works great for cleaning air filters...
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  3. RxZ

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    I have done track days before in my car, and I make sure that I have almost no gas when I get to the track (they sell gas with no ethanol), and I fill up before I leave. Does no good the rest of the time, but at least for those few days I have ethanol free gas in the tank!

    There used to be a gas station about a mile from me that was ethanol free, and they advertised it as well. However, about a year ago they pulled all their signs, and now have the big stickers on the pumps saying "may contain 10% ethanol." :cry No other place near me has ethanol free pumps. This all started about 2 years ago around my neck of the woods. Before then most stations were ethanol free.
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  4. RxZ

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    It'll work on certain substances, but not water based ones. There are much better and safer solvents out there though.
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  5. randyo

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    pure gasoline will gum up a carb, just takes longer a few months instead of a few weeks
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  6. antonac

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    It would likely kill the cows, if it weren't for the obscene amount of antibiotics that they pump them full of to allow it. Cows fed with grain are also prone to carrying disease that ends up in the meat, and runoff.

    The sad reality is that most of the food we eat was once corn. Shills will try to convince you that there is no difference, but there is. Even before food transitioned to fuel and caused the price of food to skyrocket, we were still subsidizing this with our taxes.

    This is history book-caliber fraud, it's been happening unchecked for a decade or more, and it will continue until we have a government that doesn't have corporate overlords to bow to.
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  7. DAKEZ

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    14115 S.E. McLoughlin, Milwaukie, OR 97267 :1drink
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  8. kpt4321

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    And based on your earlier post, it happens faster with ethanol because when you put the ethanol in the carb, the ethanol is soon not there any more (evaporates), and you're back to regular gas? So the ethanol clogs the carb up faster because it was mixed with the gas, but it's not any more, and you've returned to the "better" "pure" gas?

    Just want to make sure I'm understanding the science of this correctly!
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  9. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    What about reducing the likelihood of fuel freezing in extremely cold weather?

    Admittedly it's a minor benefit, but my understanding is that the addition of ethanol gives considerably more margin before problems occur than with gasoline alone.
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  10. DAKEZ

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    :turkish

    OK One. :freaky

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  11. randyo

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    I've seen frozen fuel lines with e-10,

    ethanol for some reason doesn't seem to work the same as isopropyl or methanol
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    How cold does it get over there? We complain if it drops below 10 degrees celsius (50F).
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  13. anotherguy

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    International Falls Minnesota average lows Dec-Jan is around -20 C. Key West Florida lows are around 19-20 C for the same months. We got it all.
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  14. dogjaw

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    Found this website, lists non ethanol gas stations by city/state; doesn't appear to list all of them in my area, but definitely has some I didn't know about, looks like a great reference tool.

    http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp
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  15. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    You guys slay me.
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  16. oisterska

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    I havent verified any of their listings yet, but have had this in my back pocket for several months...

    http://pure-gas.org/

    edit: just saw the second to last post above. too slow...
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  17. randyo

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    no, ethanol makes it worse, notice that drygas is never made from ethanol, only isopropyl or methanol, ethanol attracts enuf water to make it more likely to freeze
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