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Ethanol free gas *cheap* at your local gas station

I've seen quite a few threads talking about avoiding 10% ethanol blends.

This site lists local gas stations selling ethanol-free for about the same price as "normal" 10% gas.
It's worth a phone call to check. Just click on your state....
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada



Edit:
Slightly off topic.. just sharing what I've seen.
These are the project managers from Walboro mentioning the ethanol and its affect on tiny diaphragm carbs.
Maybe not so relevant for snow blowers. I don't have the experience or data to know.
Certainly an issue for varnish-filled Leaf blowers, trimmers, chain-saws etc.


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I have used that site in the past as well as others. I have a list on file of the local stations that carry ethanol free gasoline. They are out there!
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lol we only have one listed in our state and it a 2 hour ride using toll roads.
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this website has come up for discussion before. YMMV, but in Massachusetts, the listed vendors are mostly selling the prepackaged 5-gallon containers at $24/gallon.


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I found a station a few miles from my house, but the octane rating is like 110 or 116, would I have problems using this gas?
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it shouldn't. don't think higher octane can hurt an engine
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I found a station a few miles from my house, but the octane rating is like 110 or 116, would I have problems using this gas?
It will make it rich/fat

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It will make it rich/fat
never heard that.
pretty sure buying higher octane than your car calls for does nothing yet I know many people feel better buying it with zero problems.
of course i'm talking about the 98% stuff they sell at the pump. never came across 116%
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high octane fuels do not work well in low compression engines. They are harder to ignite and will make a low compression engine actually use more fuel and make less power.

Also never heard of 116 octane sold at any gas station.
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high octane fuels do not work well in low compression engines. They are harder to ignite and will make a low compression engine actually use more fuel and make less power.

Also never heard of 116 octane sold at any gas station.
They sell it around me too. Its racing gas. VERY expensive($8.00 a gallon) and usually bought by people who own ultra high compression race cars. At this point it chanper to buy Trufeul for a small engine AND the Trufuel wil run lots better too
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