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So,

Someone posted an article on Gixxer.com that got me thinking and doing a little reading.


Apparently Ethanol has negative effects on non-specially treated rubber components such as fuel-lines, carburator parts and other materials such as fiberglass fuel tanks, etc.


Anyone aware of articles directly addressing the use of such fuels in vintage bikes?
 

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I don't want to run it.

But there isn't a gas-station in the area that sells straight Gas. I've called a dozen stations and even contacted corporate offices, no luck. I think PA might have a law saying its mandatory.

And when I did a search for "Ethanol" I found no thread of any serious discussion, just random mentions.

If you had a specific link to your previous discussions, I would appreciate it.
 

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I got word from a friend today that right now (between late April and early October) all stations will sell the 10% stuff no matter what (not a law but a heavy subsidy from the PA Government).

Oh well.

Just switch to a slightly richer jet?
 

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Okay,

In the area.

Sunoco runs E-10 as often as they can.

Citgo does not know, the manager does not know, but none of the pumps have the label... so I don't know.

BP does not sell E-10 in the summer, but does in the winter.

Sheetz is the same as BP but actually got one of their execs to email me back.

Most of our stores in the Pittsburgh area sell conventional gas only. We do not sell ethanol-blended gasoline at these stores due to regulatory Air Emission standards. Our Latrobe store sells conventional gas. However, it is likely that we will be selling E-10 gasoline (10% ethanol / 90% gasoline) once the summertime air emission standards are lifted in October. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at ###-###-####.



Dave Dodson

Fuel Quality Program Manager
 
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