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#1 Madhatter1

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Posted A week ago

Spoiled in FL. Have access to 93 ethanol free. Only thing I have ever run the car on since adding #48 heads amongst other improvements to my 400. It NEEDS 93 or it will knock. Taking the car to Massachusetts for at least this summer, maybe 2. No ethanol free in MA. 93 available at the pumps though. From what i read the pump gas will work fine but I would welcome opinions on that from those with similar engine requirements. Also I plan to bring 25 gallons of ethanol free up with me so on last weekend of use will run car fairly low on fuel (super easy do do, car has a bigger drinking problem than I do), add 10 gallons, run for a while, top off, run for a bit more, and then top off to store fore the winter. Sound like a good plan?

 

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Posted A week ago

I hate ethanol too.  ...but if you're going to go through it right away and only for a few tanks, it's no problem at all.  Leave the E0 home.  It takes Ethanol fuel a few weeks of *sitting* to even start working on things in the fuel system not designed for it, and several months before it actually begins damaging things.   Running it through the carb, for a few tanks, no problem.  Letting the float bowl sit stagnant with E10+ for a couple months?  Problems.

 

If you're so bent on E0, like I am, and you find yourself in a place without it for an extended period of time, you can easily make your own.  Fill a container with E10/15 and let it settle.  The Ethanol will seperate out and can be drawn off leaving only "E0" behind.

 

 

....where are you getting 93 octane E0?  All I have ever seen in Central Florida is 89 octane at WAWA.

 

 

...grew up in Indian Rocks late 70s to mid-80s, now in South West Pasco.


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#3 Madhatter1

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Posted A week ago

Mcmullen Oil on 49th St North in Clearwater has it for generally 50-75 cents over normal 93 pump prices. Pull in and filler up! The 89 at WAWA and others is great for boats with basic HP ratings. Was thinking bringing up the extra ethanol free to clean out lines and tank so it is stored over winter with nearly 100% ethanol free and then do another summer of cruising. After that the car will be sold. Love it but I have other interests. 



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Posted A week ago

If the plan is to store it, by all means proceed as planned, and add some sta-bil.   Sorry....  somehow I missed the storage aspect.  Just be cautious transporting 25 gallons of fuel.   I'll have to plan some trips to Clearwater now, thanks for the heads up.


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Posted A week ago

Where I live in Fruitland Park/Leesburg area, Walmart carries 92 ethanol .






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