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OK those chosen few, who are the lucky ones already driving your new Stingray's....

What is your fuel of choice? (wrong answer is just saying "Premium".)

I always fed my '98 C5: Mobil 93 octane. Once they started adding 10% ethanol (jerks!:mad:) I added an 8oz. bottle of fuel injector cleaner with every fill-up.

Probably will do the same with the "Chrissy". :D
 

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the owner's manual recommends Top Tier Gasoline
So Dennis, all the companies on the list of that link are automatically "top Tier" or does it have to say it specifically at the pump? I've never seen it mentioned at the Mobil I go to.
 

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I prefer Shell, but will use Mobil, Exxon and Sunoco.
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Choices pretty limited around Venice, FL. How about RaceTrac or Hess. I know they both still have the Ethanol.
 

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Choices pretty limited around Venice, FL. How about RaceTrac or Hess. I know they both still have the Ethanol.
I've used Hess in all my vehicles over the last 7 years without an issue. That includes heavily modified forced induction I4's, 640HP 461ci boat motors, modified Porsche 930 and my 6.4L SRT. Used Racetack a few times without issue but did get some detonation with the 930. Sunoco's coming back to town and if they are priced right I may switch. Everyone in FL runs ethanol but Racetrack seems to use a bit more than Hess.


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What I dont get is they add 10% ethanol but dont let it raise tge octane. Ethanol lowers gas mileage since it requires more gas but it has a higher octane. Hence y u can make more power on E85 tuned car
 

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I use mostly Shell but on occasion I use Chevron w/Techron. I add fuel injector cleaner about twice a year.
 

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I've used Hess in all my vehicles over the last 7 years without an issue. That includes heavily modified forced induction I4's, 640HP 461ci boat motors, modified Porsche 930 and my 6.4L SRT. Used Racetack a few times without issue but did get some detonation with the 930. Sunoco's coming back to town and if they are priced right I may switch. Everyone in FL runs ethanol but Racetrack seems to use a bit more than Hess.


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I need to verify it with a driveby, but Cunningham Gas (unbranded, I believe) on Ridgewood/just north of Mason says they have ethanol free 93.
 

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RedHot's diet in Vegas is primarily 91 from Costco (no ethanol) or Chevron 91 (again sans ethanol). On the road I try to find Costco, Chevron or Shell. 2200 miles in about two weeks so far and no issues. :cool:
 

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I need to verify it with a driveby, but Cunningham Gas (unbranded, I believe) on Ridgewood/just north of Mason says they have ethanol free 93.
I know they sell ethanol free standard / mid grade, not sure about 93. They are primarily used by the local lawn car businesses since the ethanol wreaks havoc on the weed whackers seals. Honestly, for automotive use you are unlikely to have any issues or experience any performance differences with the (up to 10%) added at all other pumps. If the car is to be stored more than driven then Stabil makes a version specifically for ethanol laced fuels that will deal with the single worst effect ethanol has, it's affinity for water.

If you get into aftermarket forced induction or start playing with the heads and compression ratio's then YMMV :)

If you are bored here's a pretty comprehensive read on fuel in the US: http://www.goldeagle.com/UserFiles/file/STA-BIL files/White_Paper_Ethanol_ Blended_Gasline.pdf
 

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RedHot's diet in Vegas is primarily 91 from Costco (no ethanol) or Chevron 91 (again sans ethanol). On the road I try to find Costco, Chevron or Shell. 2200 miles in about two weeks so far and no issues. :cool:
In Florida we don't typically have that luxury, 99% of the stations in the SE are forced to use ethanol blends. Yet another fiasco foisted upon us by special interests (agriculture lobby).

Here's the definitive site for locating "Pure Gas" Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Note, expect to be paying almost $1.00 more PER GALLON here in FL if you insist on ethanol free gas.
 

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In Florida we don't typically have that luxury, 99% of the stations in the SE are forced to use ethanol blends. Yet another fiasco foisted upon us by special interests (agriculture lobby).

Here's the definitive site for locating "Pure Gas" Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Note, expect to be paying almost $1.00 more PER GALLON here in FL if you insist on ethanol free gas.
An alternative is to consider adding an ethanol fuel treatment from time to time like STA-BIL® Ethanol Fuel Treatment and Stabilizer. I have done that when I know I am traveling through areas that predominately sell ethanol blends. :cool:
 

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U guys know the only down side to ethanol is gas mileage slightly worse & fuel doesnt last as long. But if ur not keeping gas in the tank for like 6 months ur fine..
Marketing has found a niche to make money. Like fuel injector cleaners & octane boosters..

Nascar uses E15.. indy uses E100..
 

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U guys know the only down side to ethanol is gas mileage slightly worse & fuel doesnt last as long. But if ur not keeping gas in the tank for like 6 months ur fine..
Marketing has found a niche to make money. Like fuel injector cleaners & octane boosters..

Nascar uses E15.. indy uses E100..
I agree, I find it amusing the lengths people go to avoid something they believe is bad because of the Internet or urban legend. I have yet to see one verifiable case of damage or poorer performance caused by using E10 in modern production automobiles or motorcycles yet people will drive 20 miles out of their way and spend $1.00/gallon more because they believe they are getting a better product.

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OTOH, the whole reason for E anything has been bastardized to the point it is merely a money making scheme for the agriculture giants. It was supposed to be the path to energy independence. Instead it's driven up the cost of virtually every other food stuff we buy. It's just another example of feel good legislation that has become so entrenched in the economy no one is willing to take it on.
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