The first I remember them putting ethanol in gas was during the oil embargo in the early 70's and it's been on the increase ever since then. Citgo here in NC must have a higher ethanol percentage that some of the other stations, because every time I've tried using it in my '88 Escort mileage will drop about 10-15%. Guess what they no longer get any of my business even if they are $.02-$.05 a gallon cheaper than most stations. 10%-15% better mileage is like getting it $.20-$30 a gallon cheaper. I don't think ethanol is a fad that we'll see disappear anytime in the near future, only if they can find something else cheaper to put in the gas that cut our mileage.
Is there any one out there that test the % of ethanol in there gas? I think the VA law is 10% ethanol most be mixed in with the gas. But all the stations have a max ethanol of 10% posted on there pumps. I?m not sure if premium has ethanol or not but, the computer on my Yaris is mapped to run 85 octane with a 10% max ethanol. Running higher octane dose not do anything for it.
I feel I?m getting shafted by getting more then 10% as posted or the stations are busting the law. I?m sure with them bump mixing the gas they can keep there tanks at 9 to 11%.
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