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Offline Bluerocket

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Ethanol
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:51:56 PM »
I hate it and wish it wasn't in my gas as it ruins my mileage amount other things.    A chain of gas stations I like from back home (Stewart's shops) recently issues a press release about selling ethanol free gas.   

I didn't know it was an option to do this with all the stupid laws, but it seems it is.     Anyone know of stations in mass which sell ethanol free gas?

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Offline Twisty

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Re: Ethanol
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 09:10:30 PM »
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Re: Ethanol
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 09:46:13 AM »
Bob i remove the ethanol in the gas i run in all of my chainsaws and lawn equipment because it doesnt stay good and seems to gum up the jets if i leave them for any amount of time.
I have a tall 6 or 7 gallon bucket that came with some ice melt that i put a drain onto the bottom (which i also use for winterizing my boats in the fall) double purpose.
Anyways I will buy my gas from the pump and pour it right into the bucket when i get home. Throw a gallon of water into it and mix it up. after it settles all the water goes to the bottom and the ethanol stays with it. Then i usually drain about a gallon and a half out the bottom or untill i hit the gasoline color then i have close to 4.5 gallons of ethanol free gas. The measurements aren't exact, i waste a little gas at the mixed layer but the gas holds great after and doesn't gum out the carbs as it use to.
its a lilttle work but i condider it worth the time in not having to pull the jets and clean out every time i want to use a chainsaw.
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Re: Ethanol
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 01:55:17 PM »
Thanks for the link Tim
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Re: Ethanol
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 09:55:43 AM »
Yeah that's very helpful.    I see some states (not mass) have lower octane fuels as well as the high end stuff.
I hope these stations get more and more people to use their wallets to get real gas. 
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Offline jerry k

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Re: Ethanol
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 11:21:56 AM »
I buy leaded Sunoco race fuel in a 5 gal can at the Sunoco listed on that link. Seems all the listings in Ma. are selling by the can. It doesn't seem like you can buy ethanol free fuel at the pump in mass. am I wrong?
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