"real" gas or ethanol gas - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #21
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

ive been to tank maintenance classes for work, we have a few big diesel tanks we have to look after. but in class there were people who work at the stations and they just said you want to get gas at the larger places that have alot of traffic. because the gas doesn't sit long and it doesnt have time to settle the "others". thats why i get my gas in the city.i just get the cheap 87. ive always used no injector cleaner or any other nonsense and all my cars get the same mileage at 2-300k as they did new. never had to replace an injector either.
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #22
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Suitcase is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I really appreciate all the interest in this topic. I nevere knew that eth gas could cause mech problems until my sons Volvo engine wrecked. It was used but he'* had it for years. The mech is very good and deals almost entirely with Volvos. He blamed the wrecked engine on eth fuel, wrecked valves/engine. After repair-replace he said no more eth fuel. I've had a 02 Envoy since 04 and have used eth fuel since I bought it, without issues. But after his problems I went to my op manual and it says plain as day, no eth fuel. I find that interesting. It'* typical, gov controlling stuff they know nothing about. Eth fuel cannot be transferred through pipe lines, it must be trucked. It doesn't have a very long shelf life as gas does. We don't know how much of it actually is in the gas we buy, it only reads "at least 10% ethanol" on the pumps.

I just returned from a trip where I used a full tank of non eth. Checking the mileage with a calc, 30.825 mpg. The mileage calc on the car says my average over all is 27.4 and has read that since Ive had it. I don't know how accurate that is. I'll check this next tank and post it. I just don't believe we really "save" .40 cents a gallon to use eth gas. I would wager that using ethanol in our gas actually costs, overall, more than pure gas. With the diesel needed to grow the corn, manufacture the eth, transport it, not even considering the millions spent to repair problems caused by its use.
Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,588
Thanked 340 Times in 302 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

Charles, refer to your owners manual regarding the fuel mileage re-set on instant/average MPG etc.
Many of the modern ones may calculate a reset when u re-fill, but my Buick has to be re-set manually, otherwise it also will stay reading the same. I normally re-set mine for a highway run for instance so that the average fuel reading is more accurate on that trip.
Soft Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #24
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Suitcase is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soft Ride View Post
Charles, refer to your owners manual regarding the fuel mileage re-set on instant/average MPG etc.
Many of the modern ones may calculate a reset when u re-fill, but my Buick has to be re-set manually, otherwise it also will stay reading the same. I normally re-set mine for a highway run for instance so that the average fuel reading is more accurate on that trip.
I wasn't aware of that. I thought it was constantly calculating the mileage.
Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,588
Thanked 340 Times in 302 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

The instant mileage reading will be at time of driving condition.
The Average needs to be re set on my Buick to read properly, for a long highway trip, or city combo so that it reads more accurately. (re-fresh) once in a while.
Name:  gaspump2.gif
Views: 0
Size:  8.9 KB
I want only No Ethanol Gas at the Pump! Car runs better!!
Attached Images
File Type: gif gaspump2.gif (8.9 KB, 4 views)
Soft Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ethanol users? This one's for you: willwren General GM Chat 28 06-23-2007 04:04 PM
Ethanol For Me Please !! Free Horse Power !! kidturbo Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 55 03-05-2007 12:56 PM
Ethanol Acting as a Detergent...? Söy 1992-1999 9 05-23-2006 06:20 PM
ethanol gas? Hans General GM Chat 21 05-11-2006 02:24 PM
Ethanol Conversion? MACDRIVE General GM Chat 4 05-11-2006 03:05 AM


Tags
e0, e10, e85, engine damage, ethanol, fuel tank damage, gasoline, o-ring damage

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.