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    Fuel?? 10% Ethanol ok?

    To be honest I had not noticed this until recently, but the fuel I use has 10% Ethanol. Does anyone know if this is an issue?
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    I noticed that a few months back when I was pumping at costco. The only thing it can really do if im not mistaken is lower mpgs

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    I know very few places around here that don't offer 10% ethanol is fuel & when you get pure fuel it costs about $.15 more per gallon... We use it and got 34MPG on the 375 mile trip home today, still got a little more than a 1/4 tank of gas left and 40 mins was spent in stop and go traffic, thanks Atlanta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013_Snow_White_Pearl View Post
    To be honest I had not noticed this until recently, but the fuel I use has 10% Ethanol. Does anyone know if this is an issue?
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    I am pretty sure this is absolutely fine. Most if not all of the gas stations out here in Southern California have that in the fuel as well.
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    Finding a fuel station without ethanol is rare these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o_i_f_03_04 View Post
    Finding a fuel station without ethanol is rare these days.
    I wouldn't say rare, but definitely harder to get to depending on where you live.

    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
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    That's pretty neat... Gonna add a few stores in my area & in TN where I was just on vacation that I dont see listed...

    Quote Originally Posted by neemster View Post
    I wouldn't say rare, but definitely harder to get to depending on where you live.

    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by o_i_f_03_04 View Post
    Finding a fuel station without ethanol is rare these days.
    this

    look at my state
    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
    no where with in a reasonable driving distance is there a station lol useless lol

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    I might try it. There is one close to work but that's about it.

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    I guess it's "your mileage may very", pun intended... It's not 100% accurate though as I just added 4 gas stations I know that sell non Ethanol gas which were not listed in GA & TN...

    Quote Originally Posted by unreligion View Post
    this

    look at my state
    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
    no where with in a reasonable driving distance is there a station lol useless lol
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