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Im Convinced

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Sep 26, 2011
 

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Ok so I did a little test with my gas guzzling jeep and was pretty surprised.
Twice with non ethanol gas my jeep got an extra 50 miles on a tankful of gas.
Much to my surprise I actually saved money by paying a bit more for non ethanol gas, here's what I wound up with-

At a local BP I put in 18gals @10% Ethanol and went 290 miles.
290 18 = 16.1mpg
The next time I filled up at Volco 18gals Non Ethanol and went 340 miles.
340 18 = 18.8mpg
The non ethanol gas cost me about 20 cents a gallon more than ethanol gas or about $3.50 more a tankful.
$3.50 is about 1.1 gallons of gas at the current ethanol price of $3.20/gal.
At 16.1mpg I would have to buy an additional 3.1 gallons of ethanol gas to go that extra 50 miles costing $9.60
$9.60 -$3.50 =$6.10 savings on a tank of gas using non ethanol. That's almost $290/year savings.
Convinced me to start using non ethanol gas in all my vehicles.
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Eat organic food & your body will run better too. We don't need all the crap the government keeps putting in everything!!!
Im Convinced

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Did a little price shopping today and the Washington County Farmer's Co-op was selling non ethanol gas for $3.22/gal only 5 a gallon more than the $3.17 I see most of the ethanol gas selling for. That's $1 more on a 20 gallon fill up jumping my savings up to $8.83 on this tank of gas. Gotta like that!!
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Oct 2, 2011
 
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i been buyin my gas at the coop or pioneer market for years. i wont spend a dime at a roadrunner or quickstop cause they treat the employees like dirt. same reason i dont shop at walmart either.
Roadrunner and Quickstop treat their employees like dirt? I always thought conveniece stores were all basically the same.
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yeah buddy wrote:
Eat organic food & your body will run better too. We don't need all the crap the government keeps putting in everything!!!
It's not the government that's putting that crap into our food, it's the mega-corporations cutting corners to make bank with their cheap Chinese chemical fillers.
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The government oks it so they're just as responsible
Blazer

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Oct 12, 2011
 
I tested this idea and got an extra 45 miles on a tank of gas in my blazer. The farmers co-op seems to be a lot cheaper then volco.

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