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Old 10-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Where to get ethanol free gas

Just stumbled across this... Not sure where to post it because it should be of interest to everybody on this site. I'm so sick and tired of my power equipment getting trashed by ethanol laced gas and have been worried what it's doing to my truck. Finally found a (kinda) local source for clean gas. Here's a map of all ethanol free gas stations in the country. (Not sure how accurate it is so I would definitely call before making a trip).
http://pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

places here in SC have alky free gas.Shell stations and a few mom n pops. Also Ive noticed marine gas is usually free. Pricey but...
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

it is very expensive here almost 1.50 more a gallon so i only use it for the mower weed wacker pressure washer etc
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

Farm Co-Op's. It's only 89 octane but a little booster and it magically 93-94 octane. And cheaper to boot. In Texas it is completely legal to buy and run on the street. You could also run AV-gas Can't run it in a EFI engine... but man will it liven things up! (not legal)


I run it in my boat and lawn equipment. (Farm gas)
I smoked the motor in my boat last year due to ethanol burn. That stuff is bad news in a carbed engine.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Had no idea. Thank you for the post.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

I guess real gas is still plentiful in Oklahoma. Some gas stations have both E10 and regular. During certain seasons the 7-11s and others switch back and forth. I wont use E10 unless there is not another station around and I need gas, even then I will only get a few gallons. I go to Shell or Valero stations for quality non ethanol gas.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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it is very expensive here almost 1.50 more a gallon so i only use it for the mower weed wacker pressure washer etc
That is ridiculous! regular 87 octane is $.15 to $.30 more than the E10 equivalent in Oklahoma. I figure even if it does not harm the vehicle it is a wash when you consider losing a couple MPGs with E10.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #8
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

Can't buy real gas anywhere near me. None in the state of New Jersey at all. Unless its race gas or marine gas, nearly impossible to find in SE PA as well.

I got some real gas last summer in either TN or NC (not sure where I was at the time--- or what day it was) on a bike trip. Bike ran soooooo much better.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #9
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

is gas with ethanol really that bad for the older engines? I knew it was worse, but how much worse I am not sure
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:28 AM   #10
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is gas with ethanol really that bad for the older engines? I knew it was worse, but how much worse I am not sure
The ethanol attracts water, and it decomposes rapidly. So if gas sits for any amount of time, it goes bad and sucks up water. Not a good thing if a truck is only occasionally driven.

It also attacks plastic and rubber, so fuel hoses and other soft parts will fail quicker with ethanol.
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Can't buy real gas anywhere near me. None in the state of New Jersey at all. Unless its race gas or marine gas, nearly impossible to find in SE PA as well.

I got some real gas last summer in either TN or NC (not sure where I was at the time--- or what day it was) on a bike trip. Bike ran soooooo much better.
The map shows one in Philly and some others around the Philly area. Isn't that pretty close to you? It's the same deal for me, I'm going to have to travel a bit to get it, but, to me, it'll be worth it to protect my truck and power equipment.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #12
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

Eastwoods has an alcahol gas treatment that may interest you guys.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #13
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The map shows one in Philly and some others around the Philly area. Isn't that pretty close to you? It's the same deal for me, I'm going to have to travel a bit to get it, but, to me, it'll be worth it to protect my truck and power equipment.
Not for nothing, but I'm not driving into downtown Philly to get gas, especially not with my Chevy. I'm also doubtful that they really have ethanol free gas inside the city.

The one on Vine St is way downtown (an hour in traffic), and the next closest one is almost an hour away but twice the distance. I'm not interested in risking my truck or my life in the city to get better gas.

The others are approaching a 2-hour drive.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
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Not for nothing, but I'm not driving into downtown Philly to get gas, especially not with my Chevy. I'm also doubtful that they really have ethanol free gas inside the city.

The one on Vine St is way downtown (an hour in traffic), and the next closest one is almost an hour away but twice the distance. I'm not interested in risking my truck or my life in the city to get better gas.

The others are approaching a 2-hour drive.
Guess I'm lucky... the closest one to me is about an hour, but it's a nice ride - into the boondocks.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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Re: Where to get ethanol free gas

Wow, there are about 5 times as many stations in CA as I expected to see. They are in one of the least populated areas, but there are some....I'm shocked.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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If you have a Quik Fill in your area check with them. One near me recently added an ethanol free 91 octane. Haven't pumped any so I don't cost.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #17
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WOW! The map indicates one very close to me. I'm going over to check the next time I am out.

thanks for the map!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #18
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would using StaBilt help over come problems associated with ethanol??
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would using StaBilt help over come problems associated with ethanol??

I use Seafoam for the gas in all my small engines, and it definitely makes a huge difference in how they run. Any stabilizing product should have a positive effect.
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google peak oil.

Cool thing about ethanol (and SVO) is you can make your own... its basically moonshine
well...not E10 but E85 is pretty close.
I wish I was a chemist so I could elaborate more with some useful info.
good link to know tho
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #21
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Stabil will still cause issues if it sits for a extended period of time, I have seen carbs with stabil that has sat for a year, and there are harder to clean than a non-stabilized system. The one thing I have several customers trying is av-gas. So far no issues. I still expect to see exposed fuel lines and primer bulbs to rot though.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:32 AM   #22
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Here is a site that lists "pure gas" in NYS
http://pure-gas.org/?stateprov=NY
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It appears I will have to travel an hour to the NW or over 2 hours to the other Eastern Shore of MD.
Good to see that some good stuff is still sold in MD.
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