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post #1251 of 1298 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 03:44 PM
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What's the price like in your area?
Last I saw was 2.49 a gallon for Regular and 3.29 for alcohol free Premium., only alcohol free Minn. has, by law.
Alcohol free jumps around more depending on station from 40 cents to 80 cents more per gallon over gasahol.

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Well regular unleaded was $2.79 in town yesterday. Itís been going up for several weeks.

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$2.69 right now, but expect $3 by summer.

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$2.69 right now, but expect $3 by summer.
I told my wife that if it got to $3 again then I was getting another motorcycle as at that rate I can't afford to feed this Hemi-V8. the motorcycle probably wont happen.Maybe that new little Ford pick-up truck isn't such a bad idear after all!
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I just paid $3.239, that is not a typo, for alcohol free premium gasoline at a Holiday in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

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I just paid $3.239, that is not a typo, for alcohol free premium gasoline at a Holiday in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

The alcohol free near me typically runs $1 more than the 90/10. I only run it in the small engines (yard equipment) after I adjusted the carbs on the motorcycles to handle the 90/10.


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I told my wife that if it got to $3 again then I was getting another motorcycle as at that rate I can't afford to feed this Hemi-V8. the motorcycle probably wont happen.Maybe that new little Ford pick-up truck isn't such a bad idear after all!
That Focus pickup claims 30/40 city/highway...something to think about..

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The alcohol free near me typically runs $1 more than the 90/10. I only run it in the small engines (yard equipment) after I adjusted the carbs on the motorcycles to handle the 90/10.
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On carbs. not made for alcohol the alcohol eventually destroys the seats and seals.
My Olds is pre-gasohol and I am not going to pay the bucks for a gasohol carb.

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I know, that is why I run ethanol free in my small engines. Since I have tuned the carbs on my 82 gold wing and 03 KLR, I haven't had any issues as long as I run them often enough. Let them sit too long and you get that green corrosion crap that the alcohol causes that gums up the carbs. Supposedly most engines after the early 80s are supposed to be ok for gasahol, but not sure I buy it. I rebuilt the 4 carbs on the 82 GL1100 a few years back and I am pretty sure the new seals are alcohol resistant.


When they first went to 90/10 everywhere, the GL1100 burned up several sets of spark plugs. It had a dang California required fuel mix screw stop that prevented you from riching the mixture up. I ran the ethanol free for awhile and it was fine. Then the station nearby quit carrying it and I couldn't find it nearby. I then realized I could cut the mix screw stop off with the dremel so I could richen the mixture up and make it run right. Was like night and day with the power once I got the ratio right. Then the next year another station was built with 1 single pump that is ethanol free, but it is $1 per gallon more. Only use it in the lawn mowers etc.


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On carbs. not made for alcohol the alcohol eventually destroys the seats and seals.
My Olds is pre-gasohol and I am not going to pay the bucks for a gasohol carb.
Actually Bob you are. Just not for the carburetor just the gas. Either way your paying for it.

I buy the non ethonal gas for my small engines as well but not for the car & truck.

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