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Old 04-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #43
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Without getting into the debate....my personal experience is similar. EVERY internal combustion engine I have (including the lawnmower and ATVs) runs like crap on E10, even our newer vehicles that are supposedly designed for the E10. I get atleast 2mpg better with E0, and better performance to boot. I'm tired of having to use ethanol !!!!

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #44
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I know I may sound a bit anal, but I have logged every tank of gas on every vehicle I've owned since 1973. Back then, Ethanol was added in some areas during the winter months to help prevent smog. I could tell when Ethanol had been added, and when it was clear. Every vehicle I have owned has had a 10 to 15% reduction in mileage with a 10% Ethanol blend. I won't use the 15% blend. Cars manufactured before 2008 will be damaged by that blend. I curently own a 2006 Toyota RAV4. I get about 25 mpg in mixed driving and a little more than 31 highway. This is on a constant 10% Ethanol blend which is all we seem to be able to get now. I have 68000 miles on this car, so using 25 mpg as a mileage figure, I ve used approximately 2720 gallons of gas in the 6 years I've owned it. If the gas had not had Ethanol, I would have used approximately 2365 gallons or about 60 gallons less each year. Multiply 60 gallons times the number of cars on the road - a lot of gas that could be saved each year.

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Originally Posted by clyon51 View Post
I see Indiana still has 31 stations statewide that offer E0. I live in Michigan and we have 70. Na na, na na na
What's to brag about? Oklahoma has 384! Last Fall when I was thru there it was still 10-12 cents more per gallon. I was told to never put anything but E0 in the riding lawnmower.
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Again it seems necessary to mention drop the Amsoil topic if you can not find your post contact me about it.
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Again it seems necessary to mention drop the Amsoil topic if you can not find your post contact me about it.
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