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Originally posted by mikeyspizza:You mean $24/gallon. There are 4 quarts in a gallon.


The post showed a quart container, but indicated a price of $6 per half gallon. Now that I look at the link, you're right. $24/gallon. I'd drive a bit to fill a five gallon can of non-ethanol gas for the season of mowing at that price.
 
Posts: 5834 | Location: The Red part of Minnesota | Registered: October 06, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Have you guys ever put ethanol free gas in your newer vehicles? I tried a full tank in my Tundra and saw 4mpg better average econony. The extra cost and inconvenience of finding it doesn't justify the continted use for me though.
 
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Originally posted by lopezp: I tried a full tank in my Tundra and saw 4mpg better average econony.


Unless you are already getting 40+ mpg, such a large difference seems unlikely. Even if the ethanol had zero energy content (it certainly doesn't) increasing the "good" fuel by 10% isn't going to increase the mileage that much.
 
Posts: 5834 | Location: The Red part of Minnesota | Registered: October 06, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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my grand prix got 4 mpg better as well,





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Posts: 2692 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: November 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by joel9507:
I don't use a lot of it, but I was happy to see pre-mixed 50:1, ethanol-free gas for two-stroke engines start to be available in cans in stores a while back.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/TRUFUEL-32-fl-oz-Pre-Blended-2-Cycle-Fuel/3456454



Currently about $6 for a half-gallon, so pricey. But sealed, and no need to buy oil to mix in, or go search out ethanol-free sources.

Stihl sells a similar product at their dealers, pre-mix, stabilizer and no ethanol . Not bad for blowers, trimmers, etc . Could get pricey in anything bigger .
 
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You can remove ethanol from fuel with water. Have to let it sit and seperate then drain the water ethanol mix out. If you do that remember to add an octane booster afterward.

Look for a farm co-op, most of them sell ethanol free fuel.


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You can remove ethanol from fuel with water. Have to let it sit and seperate then drain the water ethanol mix out.


So, you're going to take slightly "bad" gas, make it into REALLY bad gas, then filter it in hopes of getting it back to pretty good gas. Seems like a lot more trouble than adding some StarTron.
 
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4 years ago I had no idea about the ethanol, there were no notices on the lawnmower, nor my weedwacker. Needmess to say it killed both. My new mower has a label on the gas tank. I bought a recharable battery powered weed wacker I bought. Its a pain in the ass.


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You can remove ethanol from fuel with water. Have to let it sit and seperate then drain the water ethanol mix out.


So, you're going to take slightly "bad" gas, make it into REALLY bad gas, then filter it in hopes of getting it back to pretty good gas. Seems like a lot more trouble than adding some StarTron.


Startron and stabil are not infallible. Ethanol is terrible. I worked in a marina as a service advisor and saw the effects firsthand. If I had no other option I'd build a filter tank and drain the water from the bottom then add the octane booster. Fortunately, I can buy ethanol free fuel in TN, and it is all I use in my yard equipment.


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We have one place that sells ethanol free gas. It ranges .50-$1.00 more a gallon than regular but it is also 93 octane if I remember.
It is all I use in my small engines. The station is not close to the house so I fill up my gas cans at beginning of season and it lasts the summer.
I have filled up my old Explorer up a couple times and I got about 3mpg better.


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I use the Stihl premix in my two stroke trimmer and pole chain saw. For what little I have to do, two cans lasts me a year. For my 4 stroke mower (Honda), I buy premium (which has ethanol here), add Stabil, and make sure to drain it for the off season. So far (10 years on the mower) so good.
 
But I hate small engines, too. Whenever possible, I try battery or electric. For a pressure washer, I bought a Mit-T-M 240 volt washer. It uses my welder outlet just fine, and delivers 2500psi and 3.2gpm. I hate maintaining small gasoline engines.
 
 
 
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