Bought a tank of 93 octane ethanol-free

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Bought a tank of 93 octane ethanol-free

Post by Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:55 am

In Johnson City TN yesterday. $4.14/gal

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Re: Bought a tank of 93 octane ethanol-free

Post by Evil » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:37 am

No wonder you can't afford potatoes
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Evil wrote:
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No wonder you can't afford potatoes
I don't eat potatoes. I have eaten them in the past
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Post by Shred » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:35 pm

Did the maths, that works out at 88 pence a litre / £4.02 for an Imperial gallon (1.20095 US gallons to an Imperial one).

Here its £1.47 for E10 at the moment, E5 is over £1.60 a litre although some E5 is actually E0. Esso's E5 is actually E0.
BP and Shell are even more expensive.

My car despite being 24 years old seems to run ok on E10, getting decent mileage when I use it.
Spark plugs are new twin pin NGK spark plugs, the fuel filter, air filter etc are new, the injectors are clean, engine runs well, the combustion is good.
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Re: Bought a tank of 93 octane ethanol-free

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Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:35 pm
Did the maths, that works out at 88 pence a litre / £4.02 for an Imperial gallon (1.20095 US gallons to an Imperial one).

Here its £1.47 for E10 at the moment, E5 is over £1.60 a litre although some E5 is actually E0. Esso's E5 is actually E0.
BP and Shell are even more expensive.

My car despite being 24 years old seems to run ok on E10, getting decent mileage when I use it.
Spark plugs are new twin pin NGK spark plugs, the fuel filter, air filter etc are new, the injectors are clean, engine runs well, the combustion is good.
In my little Subaru I get 30+ mpg on non-ethanol

With E10 I get 25 or 26 mpg

Not enough gain to justify the price increase, but I hate burning ethanol.
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Re: Bought a tank of 93 octane ethanol-free

Post by Shred » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:55 pm

My Toyota RAV4 mk1 does about 30 miles per imperial gallon. I haven't noticed any difference between E5 and E10 although I'm told there is.

Fitted new NGK twin pin plugs last year, the old plugs were wrong for the car and performance had previously been extremely sluggish.

Also blasted the EVAP cartridge with compressed air and had the purge valve solenoid replaced.

The engine is designed so that petrol fumes from the tank are vented through to the engine via an activated charcoal filter. It's supposed to boost fuel economy.

In the case of a fault it can vent fumes to the atmosphere and it had started doing that.

If you ever get a fault with yours, compressed air can work wonders.

I used the same bottle I normally fill my rifle from. The capacity is 300 bar.
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