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Does anyone know if non ethanol gasoline is good for RRC? Also Ive done a search and realized that almost every station in NYC does not have non ethanol gas. IS there a mandated thing that requires gas stations to use on ethanol gas?
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Short answer, yes. Every state in the Northeast mandates E10.

It used to be that you could gas up at a marina for non-ethanol unleaded, but that's change in the past few years (to the detriment of marine engines everywhere).

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To me, that sounds like the same ol' Gov BS. Check the scenario: Gas that is pure and is great for performance and MPG needs to be changed to something that will tear up an engine, causing the mechanics or dealers to stay in business, all the while causing the owners to pour out their life savings in fixing a recurring problem. What happened to the old saying " If it's not broken don't fix it". Again sounds like political BS to me.
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My RRCs run just dandy on E-42.5/

Much ado about nothing IMO.

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All gas contains a large amount of additives, octane boosters, aromatics. All of these are hard on plastic and rubber, these combinations have recently changed for the worst due to the banning of MTBE as a fuel additive. I believe this is more to blame than the effects of ethanol blends. PT's right there is no accurate control group or proof of the ethanol causation, especially with circumstances as I mentioned. Formulas for blending gas have changed alot lately.


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All gas contains a large amount of additives, octane boosters, aromatics. All of these are hard on plastic and rubber, these combinations have recently changed for the worst due to the banning of MTBE as a fuel additive. I believe this is more to blame than the effects of ethanol blends. PT's right there is no accurate control group or proof of the ethanol causation, especially with circumstances as I mentioned. Formulas for blending gas have changed alot lately.


Methyl tert-butyl ether - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OMG! Somebody is agreeing with me!

Gasoline is a dirty, dirty mix of thing that occur naturally and more that are added for among other reasons, regulations... This is not your father's gasoline.

MTBE is a silly fear. Oh noes, there's MTBE in my drinking water... No fear of benzene, ethyl benzene, toluene or xylene, MTBE, OH NOES! MTBE should be used as an indicator compound to prove tanks are leaking.

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