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Old 02-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #21
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I've heard that premium gas has less or no ethanol in it. T/F?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #22
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I've heard that premium gas has less or no ethanol in it. T/F?
Next time you gas up your car, take a minute to read what's posted on the pump.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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Doesn't list percentage.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #24
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Ron-- As I am on Keith's Ignore List (thank God, I hate having to See Spot Run everything I write)' perhaps you can pass on to Keith that when it says on the gas pump next to the regular, plus, and premium nozzles "Contains Up To 10% Ethanol, " that's what we call a "clue."
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:37 AM   #25
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How immature, Marin. You act like a 6th grader. What's new?
But here's a big boy question, How many possible percentages are between 0 and 10? I'll make it easy. Just use whole numbers.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:40 AM   #26
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In Jersey...because the ethanol degrades fast....the ethanol is added by the distribution point...(read tank truck driver as he heads out).

2 years ago when ethanol was starting big time in the boating circles...a marina owner sent samples out for testing when outboards started having issues.

He saw ethanol levels of 3,4 and 5 percent on 87 octane marine fuel. Because it was never 10 percent , that fuel was never 87 octane as the ethanol is what ups the octane.

So no matter what the pump says, you can't believe it. Just as you couldn't before with pipeline shipped fuel as there was always some mixing...now it's even worse.
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Ron-- As I am on Keith's Ignore List (thank God, I hate having to See Spot Run everything I write)' perhaps you can pass on to Keith that when it says on the gas pump next to the regular, plus, and premium nozzles "Contains Up To 10% Ethanol, " that's what we call a "clue."
I was trying to encourage him to learn how to do some basic research on his own. It's a skill I learned long before the Internet came along.
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Ethanol labeling requirements varies state by state. Some states don't require labeling at all. Many have an allowance of a few percent before they have to label. Some have mandatory labeling.

Go figure.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #29
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I was trying to encourage him to learn how to do some basic research on his own. It's a skill I learned long before the Internet came along.
Geez Ron, why don't you respond to EVERY question on this forum like that? They all meet the same criteria.
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How immature, Marin. You act like a 6th grader. What's new?
You're right and I apologize, Keith. While there is no excuse for what I wrote I will say that yesterday was a fairly frustrating day on several levels.

My wife and I are producing a young musician's first CD and we had some logistics issues that were proving tough to resolve. At the same time I and my video crew have been dealing with some really bizarre demands from Brazilian customs regarding the importation of our equipment next week that have been threatening to put the whole travel itinerary in jeopardy.

So between the two, by the time last evening came around I was ready to lash out at somebody for something. I'm sorry it turned out to be you. You certainly did nothing to deserve it. --- Marin
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Ah, silence is still golden.
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The tank for the dingy 15hp 2 stroke is 6 gal. stored in the dinghy. When we go to the Bahamas it will get filled a couple of times at about $6.00/gal. We take the outboard oil with us also stored in the dinghy bow locker. I don't like gasoline on board the boat.
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rwidman,

It was a simple question that I too was curious about. And, I won't be at a gas station until probably Tuesday or Wednesday to do the "research" you imply that everybody should do before asking anything on this forum.

Can't wait until you have a question. But that's just wishful thinking as you seem to know everything and therefore won't ever have anything to ask.
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