10% Ethanol in just about all gas in the U.S.?

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I filled up my tank last Friday at a place I normally don't use. It was a Tractor supply type place that also sells gas. I noticed on the pump in a very inconspicuous place a very small tag that said the gas had 10% Ethanol in it. I don't recall seeing anything like that at the 2 stations I frequent the most. I was a little worried about running it through my Boxxer 421 so I did some checking. If I understand things correctly I've been running 10% Ethanol in my gas for years and likely so have all of you if you're in the U.S. I was completely unaware of this. I guess 10% can't be all that bad if this is true because it clearly has had little or no effect running it through the B & S engine on my Boxxer. Only one real carburetor problem in over 15 years. I just had no idea ethanol was being put in virtually all gas in the U.S. if what I read is true.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a6244/e15-gasoline-damage-engine/

https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=27&t=10
 

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Ya most gas stations have ethanol in their lower grade gas 87 octane etc. several places around me advertise ethanol free with their premium gas.
 

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All fuel has ethanol in , I hauled gas for 12 years! You won't have any problem s , just stay away from unbranded gas stations and use the correct octane recommend for your engine ,and try to use a gas station that stays busy , ethanol settles at the bottom of the tank and if the gas station has high traffic it keeps it mixed up better... gasoline is like cleaning carpets if you use unbranded it will cause your injectors to clog ,build gunk up on carburetor, good gasoline has good cleaning detergent s in it
 

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Ya most gas stations have ethanol in their lower grade gas 87 octane etc. several places around me advertise ethanol free with their premium gas.
I've always run 87 octanes in every vehicle I've ever had. From what I read it appears to be in all octanes unless otherwise stated as ethanol free like you said. I do recall seeing a place or 2 that had an ethanol free sign, but it wasn't in my area. From what I've gathered it's the 15% stuff you really don't want running through small engines or any vehicle not designed for flex fuels. I guess they have to modify fuel lines and some other things to run 15%.
 

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All fuel has ethanol in , I hauled gas for 12 years! You won't have any problem s , just stay away from unbranded gas stations and use the correct octane recommend for your engine ,and try to use a gas station that stays busy , ethanol settles at the bottom of the tank and if the gas station has high traffic it keeps it mixed up better... gasoline is like cleaning carpets if you use unbranded it will cause your injectors to clog ,build gunk up on carburetor, good gasoline has good cleaning detergent s in it
I generally buy 90% of my gas from the same station. I have bought from the Tractor Supply place before though w/o problems and they do stay pretty busy. Actually, I was a little relieved to hear it's in almost all gas since I've been running through my B & S engine for years and didn't know it. I did have to replace my carburetor probably 5 or 6 years ago, but I doubt the ethanol had anything to do with that.
 

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We have ethanol free gas at Walmart gas stations
 
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All regular gas has ethanol. We can get ethanol free gas here for $3.40 a gallon Vs $2.75 for 87octane.
If you worried about it add a fuel stabilizer every fill up.
 

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All regular gas has ethanol. We can get ethanol free gas here for $3.40 a gallon Vs $2.75 for 87octane.
If you worried about it add a fuel stabilizer every fill up.
I plan on asking the station where I go the most next time I fill up if all their gas has ethanol or not. Really, I bet I put over 95% of my gas in from that one station.

I went ahead and called the station I frequent and they said all their gas has 10% ethanol, not just the regular, all of it. I've been going to that station for a lot of years. To the best of my knowledge, it hasn't hurt either my machine or my van. I've used thousands of gallons from that station and the majority of that has gone through my truck mount engine w/o a problem.
 

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All regular gas has ethanol. We can get ethanol free gas here for $3.40 a gallon Vs $2.75 for 87octane.
If you worried about it add a fuel stabilizer every fill up.
I plan on asking the station where I go the most next time I fill up if all their gas has ethanol or not. Really, I bet I put over 95% of my gas in from that one station.

I went ahead and called the station I frequent and they said all their gas has 10% ethanol, not just the regular, all of it. I've been going to that station for a lot of years. To the best of my knowledge, it hasn't hurt either my machine or my van. I've used thousands of gallons from that station and the majority of that has gone through my truck mount engine w/o a problem.
Here in Florida it says right on the pump. Contains 10% ethanol. When unsaid regular gas I meant all 3 not just 87.
 
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All regular gas has ethanol. We can get ethanol free gas here for $3.40 a gallon Vs $2.75 for 87octane.
If you worried about it add a fuel stabilizer every fill up.
I plan on asking the station where I go the most next time I fill up if all their gas has ethanol or not. Really, I bet I put over 95% of my gas in from that one station.

I went ahead and called the station I frequent and they said all their gas has 10% ethanol, not just the regular, all of it. I've been going to that station for a lot of years. To the best of my knowledge, it hasn't hurt either my machine or my van. I've used thousands of gallons from that station and the majority of that has gone through my truck mount engine w/o a problem.
Here in Florida it says right on the pump. Contains 10% ethanol. When unsaid regular gas I meant all 3 not just 87.
I think all stations have to say it on the pump. It says it everywhere I go. Even has notice for boaters to get information from attendant.
 
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