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 Post subject: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:59 pm 
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Are there any stations around lake Houston that offer ethanol free gasoline?


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Stevie Ray Prawn wrote:
Are there any stations around lake Houston that offer ethanol free gasoline?

I wish.
It's scarce around here, the refining epicenter of the universe, but plentiful in Northwest Arkansas.
Go figure.
Post up if you find any.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:34 pm 
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Premium gas seldom has ethanol in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:14 pm 
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steve you can buy aviation gas at the Baytown Airport I take four five gallon gas cans over there and get mine it is 100 octan a lot of race car drivers buy it there it is about seventy five cents higher than premiem I run it in my 15 horse and all my two cycle lawn toys it has a two year shelf life.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:42 pm 
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I don't know.....ethanol is used to oxygenate and raise octane. I think aviation gas still has some lead in it, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
Oregon and Arkansas allow no ethanol premium to be sold.
After 35 years in the biggest refinery on Hwy225 one would think I should know. One would think.

I just did maintenance on my bay boat with a Yamaha 150HP four stroke. No crud in the under cowling fuel filter or the spin on fuel/water separator. It has been sitting in the garage with a half a tank of Shell 87 in it since February. Crossing my fingers and carrying spare fuel filters.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:04 pm 
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sometimes your high speed jets will plug up and you cant get the boat

on top of the water letting them set up that long . Hope it works out for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
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sticko wrote:
sometimes your high speed jets will plug up and you cant get the boat

on top of the water letting them set up that long . Hope it works out for you.

It's fuel injected. So far it's been flawless...65 hours.
It's also about triple dosed with Startron.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:22 pm 
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I used to be all hot and bothered about ethanol free gas. I have a year 2000. two stroke 90 merc.

I use a fuel-water seperator (walmart/sierra) and an inline filter near the carb. I also use seafoam and marine stabil.

Ive had fuel that was 8 months old and it ran fine. I wouldnt push it more than that and my boat is not in stored inthe water so everyone is different.

Previous owner swore he only used ethanol free fuel and a bought it with af full tank of it from him. Boat did run a little faster with his fuel (maybe 1,2mph) but its still plenty fast.

I changed my hoses under the cowling Just because and they were in good shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethanol free gas
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:06 pm 
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I use the ethanol booster also about 1 to 2 ounces when I add gas to the tank.
I only fill up the tank enough to last about two trips, so that I'm always adding some fresh gas.
SRP What motor do you have in that boat the v6 or v8


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