First I should admit, I have been having some issues with the car running rough, idling rough, uneven firing, and being overall disagreeable. I was pretty sure something was going on, but haven't diagnosed what just yet.
After doing some talking to some people around town, I decided to get some gas on the way home from work yesterday, as I had about 3/8 of a tank left. Same ole stuff, 91 octane, except, one small difference.
The car purred like a kitten on the way to work this morning.
This proves to me that this car fights and kicks every second for every inch that it HAS to run on E10, which was in EVERY winter blend that was in town.
I am so puzzled as to why it would make such a big difference in driveability. What is different in newer cars that makes them run E10 any better?
I am going to be screwed if E15 is forced on us.