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Ethanol Free gas

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by t.huynh, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    If any of you guys are looking for ethanol free gasoline. Vancouver oil company has it!! I get muchhhhhhhh better MPG with this stuff. I hate that ethanol bubblegum.

    VOCI Main Office
    1503 NE 136th St
    Vancouver, WA.
     
  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression that you couldn't buy it unless it was for exempted vehicles in Oregon. Do they let anybody buy it?
     
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    In Oregon you can buy it in Premium only. I run it in the old corvette.;)
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lots of motorcyclists prefer the straight gas. In my older bike, I sure did. No one ever said anything to me about "exempt." The only place I have seen that issue is with "Off Road diesel." And, that is a tax issue.
     
  7. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I dunno I'm in Vancouver. I just filled a tank with the stuff. So who knows. Pretty pricy stuff though. 3.589 a gallon for regular unleaded.
     
  8. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Ha, that's cheaper than Lake Oswego!
     
  9. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    VOCI in Vancouver sells to anyone. Tried 4 straight tanks in one of my rigs. Gas mileage increased about 1-2 mpg. BUT, the "rough" engine idle cleared up and went away.

    About every 6 months I'll run 3-4 tanks through, just to ensure the ethanol is flushed out and "good" gas is completely through the entire system.

    :s0115:
     
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  10. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    That's what I'm doing now. Just running a straight tank to rid that ethanol crap. I miss the gas station that used to sell it on mill plain for cheaper.
     
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  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up on real gas locals! I wonder if the higher price is offset by mpgs?????

    Ethanol is another scam that hurts low income people! It forces them into public transport because of lower MPG, harm caused to older vehicles and causes higher prices for food because of subsidized corn crops where other food crops should be planted.

    With oil under $49 a barrel, why are we still putting up with this?!?? It takes a lot of energy and creates a lot of greenhouse gasses to make Ethanol doesn't it???
     
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  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Forces them to go public transit? That's a stretch. Ethanol sucks. No carb engine can take it well. Make sure to turn gas off on cycles and lawn mowers etc, cause it will hammer the carb.
    I'm a bit a of skeptic that some stations say it's ethanol free, but there lying.
    Also, that gas sells slower. So it sits in the underground tanks longer. Then it gets bad.
     
  13. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    I buy mine from the Pacific Pride card lock, or direct from Marc Nelson Oil Company in Salem, OR. They deliver to the farm tank I use for small engines, chain saws, and the tractor.

    It is more expensive than Ethanol gas, but I haven't had to rebuild or replace a carburetor on any small engine since I switched to the "good" gas! :D