Ethanol is added to gasoline (usually 10%) as a way to reduce tail pipe emissions. Ethanol burns a lot cleaner and does not emit NOx and SOx compounds.Is there much of a difference going from Shell 87 10%, 89 5%, 91 0% Ethanol for our cars? I know the manual says regular gas is fine, but is there a noticeable difference due to ethanol levels? Keeping in mind, these are Canadian numbers.
You're lucky to have a choice!!! In Wisconsin, its 10% Ethanol or bust!Is there much of a difference going from Shell 87 10%, 89 5%, 91 0% Ethanol for our cars? I know the manual says regular gas is fine, but is there a noticeable difference due to ethanol levels? Keeping in mind, these are Canadian numbers.
That's funny because all our gas pumps all contain a certain amount of ethanol except the 91 and 94. I have yet to see a 87 or 89 ethanol free.I agree with ilovelamp. 10% ethanol should pose no problem. If you notice the engine stumbling on acceleration or a rough idle step up to the 89 with less ethanol content.
Having said that I had never even seen a gas pump with "may contain up to 10% ethanol" until about three weeks ago. Yep, it finally made its way to deep south Texas. My car is performing normally but miles per gallon is down by about two. My neighbor's '09 Cadillac does not like the mix one bit although it was designed to handle it. I'm on the lookout for a station that still sells 100% gasoline but it may not be available at all anymore.
The percentage of ethanol may be only in Canadian fuel grades. I question if that is correct in the USA but I don't know that for sure.I only see 87, 89 or 93 octane fuel here'abouts. Reading above, I now assume the % of ethanol varies in the grades? I did not know tha
Let's turn this into a political thread and/or E85 thread.The giant push from our government is for HUGE mile per gallon increases from the manufacturers but the fuel that we are REQUIRED to use lowers the miles per gallon with no price decrease! Does anyone else see a problem here?
If you don't have time to vote then you have no say whatsoever. E-10 is what is being discussed here, E-85 is not in discussion. Hondas would not run on it anyway so your point is moot concerning E-85. Totally pointless comment.Let's turn this into a political thread and/or E85 thread.
You can always get an absentee ballot. I haven't been to a polling place in years, it's easier to just mail in my vote.We work and may not have time to vote. And most of the time, too tired to talk.
You may have missed the point of my reply. Voting is not enough. What matters is the one who makes the most noise in terms of lobbying, attend hearings and make a stink about it.You can always get an absentee ballot. I haven't been to a polling place in years, it's easier to just mail in my vote.
I can't remember the last time I saw ethanol-free gas of any grade.