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Vancouver gas station selling unleaded without ethanol added?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TOVO, May 18, 2012.

  1. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Anyone know of a gas station in Vancouver that sell unleaded gas without ethanol added or any other octane boosers? Thanks
     
  2. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    they sell ethanol free gas at shorty`s corner just east of sandy if anybody is interested
     
  4. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Thanks but, was just at Costco the other day and the pumps has a sign on them that ethanol is added.


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  5. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    In my area ethanol is added to regular gasoline only. I stay away from ethanol and use plus or super only which contains no ethanol.

    I think ethanol added to fuel is a scam. If ethanol is such a great gasoline additive, that is supposed to reduce fuel cost, why is it only .10 cents lower than plus?

    Look at all the subsidized GOV spending that goes into ethanol. From farmers growing the corn to the plants that produce ethanol.

    We would be better of turning the corn into food or alcohol for human consumption, not some junk filler to add to regular gasoline!

    M67
     
  6. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know that, thanks.

    Yeah there is little if any efficiency gain with ethanol when you factor in the cost of raising the corn crop. Plus burning corn raises the price of food. Dumb. Farmers love it tho. I read the feds want to double down on this failure (naturally) by raising the ethanol content to 15%.

    In newer computer controlled motors it lowers your MPG and it will eat up your gas lines and pump if they aren't made of SS.

    However it might be good if you have an old motor that was built to burn leaded gas. Ethanol cools the charge and will help to prevent detonation and protect those unhardened valves and seats. Still hard on the lines and pumps tho. My old 350 still pings climbing hills with E10 and that's with the timing pulled.
     
  7. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I get worse gas mileage when I use gas containing ethanol. There used to be a station that sold no ethanol fuel by the old wal-mart. Unfortunately, they have stopped doing so. Maybe if we call enough they will offer it again.
     
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    Ramjet12 PNW Member

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    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nah......it doesn't have anything to do with a "pollution zone" or the southwest clean air agency/WDOE. It was good old Chris Gregoire and the green weenies. Renewable energy...blah..blah.

    Snappy's out on Mill Plain towrds the Wal-Mart used to have ethanol free gas. Don't remember if it was regular or what.

    There was a time about 15 years ago when we had the ethanol crap during the winter because of carbon monoxide air pollution. That lasted 2 or 3 years is all.
     
  10. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada[/QUOTE] Thanks

    I just purchased 16.5 gals of regular unleaded gas without ethanol at VOCI (Vancouver Oil) 360-574-5440 in Salmon Creek off 134th just east of Fred Meyer next to the freeway. The ethanol free cocktail does exist in the Couve.
     
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    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    I always thought it was a mandatory thing as well... I also thought they put it in with the plus and premium as well... Guess thats what I get for thinking.

    The only way I knew of was if you got gas out of an airplane pump or boat fuel docks.
     
  12. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    May want to double check that. At every gas station I have appraised, the mid-grade is just a blend of the regular and premium that occurs during pumping. The stations are delivered only regular and premium, and in fact frequently only have two tanks (plus one for diesel if they carry it). No experience in Columbia County though.
     
  13. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Thanks

    I just purchased 16.5 gals of regular unleaded gas without ethanol at VOCI (Vancouver Oil) 360-574-5440 in Salmon Creek off 134th just east of Fred Meyer next to the freeway. The ethanol free cocktail does exist in the Couve.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you for this!
     
  14. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    I wish we could get more ethenol free fuel. My civic gets 45 with non ethanol and 38 with. The only place local is 45 minutes from my house. It's total BS that is nothing but a way to get more tax money from us.
     
  15. nickfromlincoln

    nickfromlincoln Portland New Member

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    Try some of the marinas by the river, I know secondhand that you can get pure gas in Portland "if you have a boat"...