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Ethanol free fuel cost

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by sven1277, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    I'm considering switching 2 vp premixed ethanol free fuel for all my 2 stroke machines. My dealer carries 5gal containers, but I forget how much the cost is. Does anyone know? Thanks
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    Like I tell customers who ask me how much, as a general rule...
    If you have to ask, chances are you can't afford it.

    But I am curious...

    How many folks even remember ethanol free fuel distinctly, specifically ran it in your equipment, and can tell me which problems they experienced that they never had before... Seriously, I am one of them and I don't expect a huge crowd.

    Because the stuff has been in our delivery system for more than a few years now, dang near a decade really.

    Folks out there will dump additives into their fuel systems...
    Additives to which they have no clue as to what they actually contain,
    because fuel additives do not provide us with a ready list of ingredients...
    They will dump that mysterious liquid gloop in their tanks...
    All the while cursing ethanol, the one ingredient we do know is in our fuel...
    For all their fuel-related problems.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    These same folks...

    Will spend more money and effort...

    Dumping costly additives in their fuel systems while cursing...
    Additives which they have no clue as to the actual contents.

    Than money and effort it would have took to just put 93 octane premium gasoline in it.

    These people are saving money putting cheap regular, the cheapest regular they can find!
    And wonder why they're having problems, which logically leads us all to the ethanol.

    These very same people will curse again...
    Once the ethanol is removed.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    I'm willing to bet it's north of $10 a gallon, and probably more like $15.
     
  6. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    I bought 5 gal of the VP 4-cycle unleaded 94 octane fuel about 1 1/2 years ago at an OPE dealer open house. I got it at a discount and it still cost over $11.00/gal. The aroma of that gas was totally different than what you buy at the pump and it was as clear as bottled water.
     
  7. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    Thanks for the replies. I think it was around $50-60 for the 5gal. Too expensive for the volume I need. I do have Startron additives for both gas and diesel. I always forget to use it. I will start with that.
     
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,938

    find a gas station get the 90 octane non ethonol gas. i pay 4.49 gal for mine.
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Dang we pay 3.38/gal for our non ethanol
     
  10. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    I am paying $3.29 for non ethanol gas.
     

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