Running pure gasoline vs 92 octane

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  1. FuryDan66

    FuryDan66 Active Member

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    So the Maverick gas station up by me started carrying pure gasoline. Would I be better off running this over using 92 octane? I'm assuming my 383 with 516 heads is running a lower CR and should be fine but wanted input;)
    Dan
     
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    If you have access to pure gasoline (without ethanol), count yourself lucky, it's disappearing from the mid-Atlantic........
     
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    Yes it over 3 dollars a gallon but my car may run better, I figured I give it a go.
     
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    What is the octane rating on it? The straight gas we have here is either 90 or 91. That's what I run. More because of the nasty things ethanol does verses running better.
     
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    BTW the last I checked it was $3.85
     
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    Yeah I know mid 3s. Cool well I'll be running that from now on;)
     
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    Big advantage to "Pure" gas is you won't get all of the nasty corrosion issues if you let the car sit over winter. Ethanol blends break down fairly quickly. I put the local variant "clear gas" in mine (92 octane) if I am not planning to drive one for a few months. If the car is a regular driver, usually corrosion from degraded fuel is not an issue, so run which ever your car seems to like.

    Dave
     
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    If you can buy pure gas, take it! Out here the only option is ethanol blended gas at over $4.50/gallon (thanks to moonbeam).
     
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    I check that site from time to time thinking I might somehow get lucky on a whim but it always ends in disappointment.

    Someday I'll learn to live with lower expectations. :mad:
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I don't know how accurate that site is. There's a few stations around here that offer ethanol free premium gas that aren't listed.

    Since I live in the Finger Lakes area, there's a demand for ethanol free gas for boats and a number of gas stations offer it.