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#21 Raf

 
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

ethanol acts as an octane booster, it allows them to refine a poorer quality product and boost it with ethanol to meet requirements -- in fact the percentage of ethanol may be higher in premium fuels. the exception being shell v-power as it doesn't use ethanol (yet). esso, sunoco/petro canada all use ethanol in ALL grades of their gas.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

ALL grades of our gas contain ethanol....as least all our pumps as Drifter has pointed out bear the ethanol stickers.....well at least here in NYS...mid west states had ethanol way before we did.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:22 AM

ALL grades of our gas contain ethanol....as least all our pumps as Drifter has pointed out bear the ethanol stickers.....well at least here in NYS...mid west states had ethanol way before we did.



All the pumps I was at in Florida also had the stickers.
The pumps at the marinas stated they were ethanol free.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

I'm kinda lucky. My local gas station in town is all ethanol free.

The shell V-power, which I try to run all the time in everything, has NO ethanol. I get the best mileage out of that fuel by a long shot.(200+km/tank more!!) Its worth the extra couple bucks per tank just for the mileage. Try a tank and see how it works for you.

Regular gas is fine in your older 2 stroke, but if you want to avoid ethonal, I'd suggest running the shell V-power. It really does make a difference.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

Ahh ok so I got some info about shell gas... so What Shell has done since the latest thing is scammed out the regulations. The 5% renewable mandate is based on the total amount refined. so what they have done is increase the amount of ethanol in the bronze gas, and this leaves them with enough headroom to manufacture 91 octane without any ethanol... Petro Can fuels at 94 octane all have ethanol...

Here is the quote fromt he Email.... so if you want ethanol free go for the V-Power... or cheack around with the smaller places...


All Shell V-Power gasoline in Canada is free of ethanol. The 5% yearly renewable fuels applies to the whole volume of gasoline refined in a year and not to each single grade. Shell meets the 5% yearly renewable regulation by blending up to 10% ethanol with Shell Bronze fuel and up to 5% with Shell Silver gasoline.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

Ahh ok so I got some info about shell gas... so What Shell has done since the latest thing is scammed out the regulations. The 5% renewable mandate is based on the total amount refined. so what they have done is increase the amount of ethanol in the bronze gas, and this leaves them with enough headroom to manufacture 91 octane without any ethanol... Petro Can fuels at 94 octane all have ethanol...

Here is the quote fromt he Email.... so if you want ethanol free go for the V-Power... or cheack around with the smaller places...


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Can you ask him about their fuels North of the 60th parallel?
I'm pretty certain that none of the fuels up here have ethanol, but would like to know for certain.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Sure can, I shot off the question, when I hear back I'll let you all know.

I also asked him if I can be on the beta team for the blood for gas program where they drain your blood in exchange for gas right at the pumps.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:52 AM

Seriously guys, Super has had ethanol in it for a long time here in ontario. There are only about 4 or 5 gas stations in the GTA that sell ethanol free. And some of that is NOT super.



I didnt want to name a brand, but yes, it's shell V-power only in my new boat. The pump has a sticker that states Ethenol free. I actually go out of my way to get it as its not really close to home .. I have to pick it up on my way home from work!!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Just by the cheapest gas, If she BLOWS, go by new. Chances she was going anyways. Good excuse to tell the wife :w00t: Then you can step up to a new 4 stroke and might save your life one day on the big water. Old 2 strokes are not worth much anyways. That's what the marina told me. Of course he wants in my back pocket. :D

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Pioneer gas All the way. Hightest all I will run in my 2strokes.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

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