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Old 09-05-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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My 07 Canadian vehicle manual states that alcohol blends are not adequate for use in this vehicle and not to be used. Looking on the forum I see that most US posters report that US stations are supplying some kind of 10% or more alcohol blend fuel gasoline. Have my trips through the US to another country been curtailed, or do I have to start thinking about carrying my own fuel when traveling to Mexico?
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I would take a gas can just in case, but normaly you can find at least one gas station that has premeim gas that is 100% gas, they are suposed to lable it, I've had the best luck with BP gas stations.
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Gas stations no longer post the ethanol content of gas in the US...so it's a guessing game. I'd say avoid the corn belt....stay in the west?
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There is one station here in the twin cities region of Minnesota that I know of that has non-ethanol premium...and they charge about $0.50 more per gallon for it!!! So avoid MN, lol.
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10% or more alcohol blend fuel gasoline.

It's no more than 10% Unless it's labeled as E-XX (typically E85), and that will be a rare find.

What's the make/model? I'd call the dealership (don't give any names or personal information), and ask them if traveling to the US/Mexico, where ethanol blends may not be labeled is safe for your fuel system.... Be sure to ask about warranty
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It would be pretty much impossible to avoid buying gas with ethanol in it while traveling all the way thru the US.
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What kind of engine is in your Pathfinder? If its the 4.0 I think you might be getting confused with methanol. That engine like most modern gas engines run perfectly fine on ethanol blends.
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