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10% Ethanol in fuel = higher fuel consumption

Old 05-Apr-2011, 08:57 PM
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You have all filled up at a gas station noticing a sign that says that gas now contains 10% ethanol in it. Most gasolines are now a minimum 10% ethanol (says right on the pump) resulting in lower mileage. So, you're paying the oil companies the same amount for ethanol, getting less mileage out of your car, having to fill up more often at outrageous prices. Gotta love it.
Shell 'Gold' fuel is ethanol free.. so you will get better gas mileage using this grade of fuel.

heres some known ethanol free gas station in toronto area.
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Old 06-Apr-2011, 02:07 AM
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wow...are you serious?!
i had no wonder i was getting poor mileage...i even tested my gas consumption by not idling and no heater/ac...and i was starting to get worried that my engine was just getting old.
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Old 17-Jun-2011, 04:30 PM
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thats why gas in the US lasts longer...they don't have ethanol in their fuel
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Correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't this been going on for a few years?
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Old 23-Jun-2011, 09:52 AM
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They have been slowly implementing this into more and more fuels over the years.

I've been struggling to match the mileage my car was getting a year or so ago and have been wondering why it hasn't been as good. Perhaps this is the reason. Never thought of this before.

I'm not easily swayed by gimiky products, but I even installed a set of Pulstar pulse plugs (instead of spark plugs) after a lot of research, which claim to improve mileage, and have found no change.

Time to install the megasquirt standalone and lean the motor WAY out!
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i find i get more kms out of gas if i use Petro. i find i get less to a tank if i use Shell and ive only ever used 91
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Old 23-Jun-2011, 07:43 PM
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This has been going on for SOOOOO long.

I had a 320RWHP turbo Grand Prix and got 525KM with Shell 91 (0% ethanol and cooler exhaust temperature), and 400KM with Sunoco 94 (10% ethanol). This is with 60L of fuel.

Now I drive a EM2 that requires regular fuel and still use Shell, but 89 octane (which contains 10%) since that is what the engine is designed to use. I average 620KM from 40L of fuel.

I would like to try and find a pump with 0% in their 89 grade, but everywhere I go it's 10%. Guess I'll just stick with Shell.
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shell is the only fuel i will ever buy anymore, but isnt petrocan just the same?????
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