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Old 05-23-11, 07:38 AM   #1
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Have you guy`s here in the North East noticed any fuel millage loss lately? I can barely get 18mpg. Last year at this time I was in the mid 19`s and I have spoken to others near me,and they are noticing the same thing! What the hell are they doing to our gasoline now!? Today`s vehicles are already burning as clean as they can, they dont need any help.


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Old 05-23-11, 09:51 AM   #2
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From what I've heard, they add more ethanol in your gas during summer that may result in loss in fuel mileage and performance. Try out ethanol-free gas in your area. Here's a link: http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=PA
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Thanks, I already checked. And there a none in my immediate area. Do you believe this? Unreal man.
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From what I've heard, they add more ethanol in your gas during summer that may result in loss in fuel mileage and performance. Try out ethanol-free gas in your area. Here's a link: http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=PA
Thank you so much for that link. My sister lives about half a mile from one of the stations on the list. She has a '57 T-Bird that really struggles with ethanol fuel and that poor 55 year old 312 will appreciate some good old retro 100% dino gas!

She's heading over there as we speak.
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Old 05-23-11, 12:43 PM   #5
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only 5 stations in California ? Are you kidding me?
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only 5 stations in California ? Are you kidding me?
And no where near us...
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Old 05-23-11, 02:00 PM   #7
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The problem is real! you can read this article written about EPA and fuel problems. http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/...e652646009.txt
My city doesn't have ethanol-free gas either but when im traveling, i'd love to find a station on the road to fill a full tank of 100% virgin gas!
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I have several antiques and I am able to obtain gas without ethanol. Sourced for marine use, I have a pickup with a large capacity fuel storage tank in the rear which I fill to service the older vehicles and the farm tractor.

Would check with your local marina or boat shop.
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