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07-06-2016 10:13 AM
Cheddarhead
Ethanol-Free Gas in WI...

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
In my area no one can get 100% pure gasoline. Ir is all 10% ethanol.
Back in the day with my '99 Contour ST pure gasoline would get me an easy 2 mpg better mileage over 10% ethanol. And far better acceleration. Back then I could drive over to a 'rural' county and pick up 100% gasoline. (I would even fill up two 5 gal cans extra) But the EPA ruined that too.
I live in Waukesha County...just west of Milwaukee...and work about 30 miles further west, along I-94.

I can get non-ethanol gas (although only in 93 Octane) at a number of stations between home and office.

I've only had my '12 Focus for a month now. I will begin tracking mileage of 87 Octane (vs) 93 Octane to see how Octane / Ethanol affect MPG.

I did a similar test several years ago, gauging the impact on mileage driving from MKE to Boston and back...and found that the higher $ / gallon for the higher octane fuel was justified in a higher MPG value / more miles per tank / lower $ per mile driven.

It'll be interesting to see if the ethanol (vs) non-oxygenated fuel has a similar payoff.
07-05-2016 12:50 PM
Elizabeth In my 2014 Focus ST I do not notice any Winter blend vs Summer in mpg or power. I use 93 octane in the ST most of the time.
I am getting about 32.6 mpg (I have not reset the mpg meter in well over 1,500 miles) I stay off boost and have few stop-signs/lights. Retired so no rush hour traffic either.

In the previous 2012 Focus SE I did notice a bit of a change in Summer to Winter mpg.
One thing is I have indoor heated (70F) parking. So in Winter I avoid entirely the 'cold start' issue using up gasoline.

In my area no one can get 100% pure gasoline. Ir is all 10% ethanol.
Back in the day with my '99 Contour ST pure gasoline would get me an easy 2 mpg better mileage over 10% ethanol. And far better acceleration. Back then I could drive over to a 'rural' county and pick up 100% gasoline. (I would even fill up two 5 gal cans extra) But the EPA ruined that too.
07-05-2016 12:01 AM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by FFhb13 View Post
This is wacky to me this summer/winter blend...in Canada, I don't notice a difference in fuel quality.
I dropped a good 4-6 mpg on winter blend!
07-04-2016 11:00 PM
FFhb13
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Originally Posted by dchawk81 View Post
I'm using all 93 now because *****it. It's only money.
You drive a focus, it IS about money!
07-04-2016 10:59 PM
FFhb13 This is wacky to me this summer/winter blend...in Canada, I don't notice a difference in fuel quality.
07-03-2016 05:01 PM
dchawk81 I'm using all 93 now because *****it. It's only money.
07-03-2016 05:00 PM
rebelx Summer blend is back (87), guys!

06-05-2016 03:45 PM
IlikePizza
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Originally Posted by saintsfins View Post
Might be all in my head, but when I use tanks of 89 octane, I don't get the dreaded 1st gear stumble from a stop. It happens now and then when I'm on 87 (both E10), which can be interesting when I'm pulling into traffic.

93 octane is around $0.50/gallon higher vs. 87, so I may try 89 for a while to see if it's worth it.
I dont think its in your head, my car works much better on 93 too
06-05-2016 03:44 PM
saintsfins Might be all in my head, but when I use tanks of 89 octane, I don't get the dreaded 1st gear stumble from a stop. It happens now and then when I'm on 87 (both E10), which can be interesting when I'm pulling into traffic.

93 octane is around $0.50/gallon higher vs. 87, so I may try 89 for a while to see if it's worth it.
06-03-2016 07:39 PM
Truth in Ruin
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Originally Posted by Rath Rides View Post
Somethings not right there.... Ethanol free gas should give a noticeable difference.... not a .5mpg difference...

maybe they're ripping you off with their "ethanol free"
If combined MPG is 30.0 and E10 was used, that means 10% of those miles are affected by the ethanol; in this case, 3 miles. We know that by using E85- we get roughly 1/3 loss in mileage in comparison to petrol. 1/3 of 3 miles is 1 mile, so you're looking at a loss of about, 1 MPG. Now since E85 has the 15% help of petrol, we can go ahead and say you'd get about a 1.5 MPG loss at the most by using E10 in this scenario.

I can see how someone might not notice a difference.
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