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    Any benefits of using Ethanol Free fuel?

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    Curious if there's any benefits of using Ethanol Free fuel?

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    Ethanol-free gas can lend itself to slightly superior fuel economy*, and is able to sit in a gas tank for a bit longer without absorbing as much water (ethanol is hydroscopic). Beyond that, it's not really worth worrying about. Depending on how ethanol-free is priced locally, it may or may not be more economical for you.

    *- Ethanol has a lower energy density than gasoline, but higher octane and richer stoichiometric ratio (meaning that it requires less oxygen to fully burn), which is basically why E30 tunes can see power gains at the cost of tanking your MPG. You can run more boost and throw more fuel at it to overcome the lower energy density.

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    For a daily driver I wouldn't think so. Pure you get better gas mileage but you're also paying more so it's probably a wash. If you rarely drive the car and it's your toy It will absorb a lot less moisture if you use pure gas. So I would probably opt for ethanol free if you only drive it a couple times per month.

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    Wish we had that option here

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    Quote Originally Posted by robz32 View Post
    Wish we had that option here
    Buc-ee's carries it bro.

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    Not all of them tho.

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    Not all of them tho.
    Oh yeah I forgot about that.

 

 
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