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Today 12:00 PM
rebelx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arco-Zakus View Post

Party pooper. ;)

I think there's still enough "YMMV" effect going on for the debate to continue for quite a while, justified or not.
Haha :)

I'm definitely feeling a placebo/YMMV effect, so there appears in my three days of driving on 91 that there is a measurable impact, although not sure just yet if it's worth the constant upcharge at the pump.
Today 08:42 AM
TboneZX3 Yeah, I don't find any performance advantages of 91 octane E0 vs 91 octane E10. 93 octane E10 performs very well in my car.
Fuel mileage is better with E0, but it's also more expensive. I don't know if the fuel mileage improvement is enough to offset the increased expense.

I buy E0, but only for outdoor power equipment due to storage needs. The only clear disadvantage I see with E10 is water absorption over time, which is not an issue with my car since fuel is refreshed at least every two weeks.
Today 08:12 AM
TooOld
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Originally Posted by scott7278 View Post
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I'm confident we don't get a choice because no one who cared even a little about performance would ever choose E-10.
Colleague's BMW M4 seems to be fine on E-10. Granted, 93 octane E-10, but E-10 none the less.
Today 06:52 AM
TboneZX3 Columbia also has Hyvee stations with E0, and KC has a few Quiktrips with E0. I guess I'm lucky to have a single E0 91 octane pump in the Cape area.
Yesterday 10:09 PM
scott7278 The Greater St. Louis Area is E-10 only, no matter what grade, so I always make sure to fill up at Gasper's Travel Plaza (Shell) in Kingdom City when I'm visiting Columbia or Kansas City - E-0 goodness! So I have to drive ~100 miles to get better performance AND mileage.

I'm confident we don't get a choice because no one who cared even a little about performance would ever choose E-10.
Yesterday 09:26 PM
sailor Wow, I haven't heard about "Ethyl" since back when unleaded was phased in and we got the small nozzles so only the unleaded ones would fit in the new capped filler tubes.

Assume the cavedog meant non-ethyl as shorthand for ethanol, referring to alcohol content.
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Arco-Zakus
But the debate is so entertaining.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
... This will settle the debate once and for all. ...

Party pooper. ;)

I think there's still enough "YMMV" effect going on for the debate to continue for quite a while, justified or not.
Yesterday 04:17 AM
cavedog309 Probably Not, We get Non Ethyl here in the Farm Country. With a Solid 38 MPG constant. Smooth operation and 64000 miles. We Love our Focus SEFF
08-31-2015 06:25 PM
Focus On Me
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Probably not, but I'll bet you'll notice better throttle response and off-the-line torque.


Placebo effect. Butt dyno. Etc.

*flies away*
08-31-2015 05:04 PM
TboneZX3 Probably not, but I'll bet you'll notice better throttle response and off-the-line torque.

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