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Old 04-15-2009, 07:14 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #12
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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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Old 04-15-2009, 01:13 PM   #13
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a fad? nope. in fact it's % in gas may go UP!...
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:29 PM   #14
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I've been threatening to test my ethanol content, but I haven't done it yet. I picked up some 10ml graduated cylinders though.


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Old 04-15-2009, 01:40 PM   #15
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I’m still thinking of a decent way to test at the pump. I was planning to buy the tube you add water and gas to that has the marks on it. But would need to carry funnels and stuff.

I still have not made any phone calls to find out 100% of what the state laws are on this but am planning on getting it all together in the next few weeks.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #16
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haha yup same exact paragraph in my book too
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:37 AM   #17
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Annoying warranty condition. What gasohol wrote that provision?


Main Entry: co de pen dence - see codependency
co de pen den cy
Pronunciation: \kō-di-ˈpen-dən(t)-sē\
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Date: 1979

: a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (as an addiction to alcohol or heroin) ; broadly : dependence on the needs of or control by another
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