non-ethanol gas

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Series6, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Series6

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    since I got a company car my tacoma only gets driven on weekends and vacation. Earlier in the year I decided to tank up with non-ethanol fuel since one tank might last months instead of a week or less.

    On my third tank. "Daily in town" fuel economy went from 21.4 average to 22.6.

    Anyone else try it? What's you experience?
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I fill up with 91 at the same station and try to get the same pump.......right now averaging 24.5.
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  4. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    Yea. You're gonna get better gas mileage with lower ethanol fuels. Ethanol burns a lot faster than regular gas, giving you lower gas mileage. Its main purpose was to give cleaner emissions, with slight power gains. Finding non ethanol gas is pretty hard in some places. Enjoy it. Lol
  5. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I remember in Moab there is a gas station that had it and it was filled with the rock crawlers fueling up .but I just run realgas in my chainsaw and mower
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  6. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Does no ethanol fuel wreck the cat?
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  7. Patrickoneill9

    Patrickoneill9 New Member

    Running straight gasoline is fine. The biggest reason that ethanol became the norm is that it gives farmers work and it is renewable. It really is garbage as a fuel and the emissions difference in a proper running vehicle is negligible.
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  8. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

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  9. OP

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    The manual says we can run up to x% ethanol. Problem with it I'm told is it's hard on components when a vehicle is stored.
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  10. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    Ethanol by nature attracts moisture, this is what causes the issues in the fuel system. I haven't seen it anywhere but I'm wondering with the more distribution of e15 if this is what's causing the issues with the fuel pumps. When the recall was first announced the problems were more prevalent in certain geografic locations however I haven't seen any coralation between the e15 and fuel pump issues.
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  11. JDC

    JDC Member

    You're right. Vehicles not driven daily can have issues. My vehicle are driven little and are parked for 6-7 days at a time. To keep gas stable I add 1 oz per gallon of sea foam. With that being said I only do this on during the winter. Cleans injectors and keeps ethanol from collecting water in the tank. Does it work ? I haven't had any issues and vehicles run great so who knows.

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  12. OP

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    When I go on the road for vacation I'll be switching back to normal gas. But when I get home and park the truck I'll do a fill with a non-ethanol.
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  13. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's worth the $.70 price difference
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  14. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I use Sta-bil in my hotrod with super and 89 in the TACO
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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