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    Who all uses ethanol blended fuels?

    Just wondering how many people are actually using ethanol blended fuels.

    I'm about to my breaking point here in Iowa. Nothing to see for miles except corn, so at the gas stations all ya see is Ethanol blended fuel.

    The only unblended fuel I can get is 87 octane, otherwise I have to drive 80 round trip miles to get premium 91 or 92 without ethanol.

    I've run 87 in a pinch before, but not for WFO river riding, so straight 87 octane is out of the question.


    Say I get Rocketbrand 111 fuel and mix with 87 pump, what ratio should I do to get me in the 92 range?


    Or should I just get used to the fact that ethanol is here to stay and I'm basically S.O.L. ?? I really don't wanna run it in my toys.


    Oh yeah, using in a stock '97 785 engine, and in a '00 785 with hot seat 92 domes.


    Morg15t and I are also looking into just filling a 250 fuel tank with good premium to have around.





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    ya i was about 2 start a thread dicussing it , most gas stations have the additive all ready in it an sum times dont advertise that they do , so wont ever know

    its ok for my s10 but not for my 135 across the board 3 banger

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    Yeah, it's pretty stupid and pisses me off. Up until about 2 months ago we had 3 options at good stations. 87octane (no ethanol), 91 w/10% ethanol, and 91 or 92 premium (no ethanol)

    Now they added 10% ethanol to the premium fuels......chaps my @ss!!!!

    87 octane is the only damn thing I can get without ethanol, and it costs about .10/gal more than the 91 w/ ethanol.



    And if I ever find out I'm paying a gas station money for a fuel that isnt supposed to have ethanol, and does.......they're goin down, that's far from legal.

    I could vent on this for hours, so i'm gonna quit before I have a novel.

    What's everyone else's take on this?

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    A while back we could get away with running triples with very little race fuel, its been requiring more and more race fuel to keep things happy.
    I think the fuel is crap and it's only going to get worse, we let it happen and the good fuel is no longer going to be seen at the pumps.
    I'm thinking it's time to get buddy buddy with your local race fuel supplier because that's what it's going to take for anything fun on the water.
    Man is it going to get pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedlineR6 View Post
    Say I get Rocketbrand 111 fuel and mix with 87 pump, what ratio should I do to get me in the 92 range?
    Post number 11, but I'll put it here for a while too!!!

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15473

    Good idea about the tank.

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    Cool! Thanks Crazy!!


    Looks like I'll probably be picking up a 55 drum of VP 110, or Rocketbrand 111

    If I'm operating your excel program correctly, it looks like I can run 3 gallons race fuel to 7 gallons of 87 pump and be in the 92-93 range. That's not too bad.

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    Looks like i'll be giving Rocketbrand a try.

    $298 for a barrel of 111
    $363 for a barrel of 114

    Both are very good prices, and from what I understand the guys from Rocketbrand had ties with Phillips racing fuels, which I used to run and had good luck with.


    $460 for a barrel of VP c-12

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