Skip to comments.I have a QUESTION...
Posted on 10/12/2013 7:45:54 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
OK did this STUPID "Government" make a "rule" about Car Gas? At Sams Club(Council Bluffs, IA) I can ONLY find that Ethanol BS. My Subaru needs REAL Gas and I don't think that It can run on this Ethanol BS.
In my area it’s possible to buy ethanol free gas at certain stations that sell it. It costs a bit more but certainly is worth it. I run all my yard machines with it. Call/ask around your area. Try asking at a small engine shop if they know of any stations selling pure gas.
This website lists places where you can buy ethanol-free gasoline.
You base this rant on Sam’s club? Why not go to a real gas station.
What year model is your Subaru?
My Yamaha 150, Stihl weed wacker, chain saw, leaf blower...my generator, snow blower,lawn mower all hate ethenol...it’s a crime.
You can find it. Most premium gas 93 octane, will be free of ethanol. That works fine in the motorcycle. Not so economic in the truck.
You’re in Iowa and you question ethanol? Enjoy the reeducation camp.
89 and 93 doesn’t have ethanol or so I’m told by a small engine repair shop.
Family in Omaha noticed same thing. Overnight, the station that used to have real gas stopped selling it. We were in IA end if last month and didn’t have any trouble finding real gas. Casey’s stores and Quiktrip had it. However, I think something has happened to put more pressure on gas stations to stop selling real gas; just carry that ethanol crap.
Contact Grassley (Sen from Archer Daniels Midland) and give him an earful. He is pushing for greater use of ethanol.
See your Subaru owners manual for reccomended fuel
I have used the #4 post source in the past. Ethanol free gas is available at many marinas (but you will pay more due to possible water pollution devises now required.
Also , aviation gas is also ethanol free~ found at airports.
I too buy gas at Sam's since it is always $.10 - $.20 per gallon cheaper than regular retail and service garages
I Always go to Sam's when the price is going down since they buy @ the daily spot price , and have several gasoline drops (tankers )per day.
Alaska: all gasoline is ethanol-free.
I am happy to learn that.
Not economic whatsoever if you have to drive 175+ miles to buy it.....................(Austin)
I was in Northern Vt last week and I saw it all over the place. Not so much in Mass. I figure the colder weather up there now might have something to do about it. Or use in ATVs and other non farm motors.
If your Subaru is relatively new, it will run okay on 10% ethanol. Your gas mileage will go down though. If the car sits unused for any length of time, water will tend to collect in the gas tank as well.
Thanks for the link. The info listed at this link for my town is currently accurate as of today.
Only certain pumps at the stations are marked “real gas”, generally are the 89 octane hoses, and about 30-35+ cents/gallon more than 87 ethanol.
All cars should run on 10% ethanol if your car is within the 1980”and forward time frame. That is all you can find anymore.
Agree with your problem.
you will find very few places that still sell conventional unleaded. I buy about five hundred thousand gallons of fuel a year from a local transporter picking up at the Marathon Rack here in Indianapolis. As it was explained to me, they are only allowed to sell a small percentage of their total fuel sales in conventional unleaded and have to pay a surcharge when exceeding that ratio.
There used to be a small difference between conventional unleaded and the 90/10 ethanol-gasoline formulation. When pressure by the government raised that differential to about 20 cents I cleaned both of my UST’S as required and switched over to the Ethanol/gasoline mixture. You have probably been buying gasoline with ethanol in it for a long time without knowing it. However, do not buy the 85/15 product unless you have checked to see if your car will handle it.
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