Re: [Chrysler300] Non-ethanol Gas
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Re: [Chrysler300] Non-ethanol Gas

Hi Ryan - I recall in the 60's growing up in Alberta, we bought "purple gas" from a bulk fuel dealer for our boat at 22 cents/gallon. Gas for vehicles on public roads was not quite twice the price at the time. I think "purple gas" is still available for non-road use in boats and farm equipment, and red dye is added to heating oil in Canada, but may be out of date on that.


I mentioned in an email string on this subject about a year ago that in Canada, Shell Gold is the only widely sold gasoline that has no ethanol. My old cars operate quite well on it, except for one shall remain nameless non-Mopar with a 455 that still needs octane booster to keep it from pinging.




Just in case you needed to know, it's COLD here today!






From: "Ryan Hill ryan_hillc300@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Terry Mctaggart" <terrymct999@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "yahoogroups" <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 11:14:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Non-ethanol Gas


Terry, I live in Canada but suspect this may be true in the US as well. Road and transit taxes, among others, are added to fuels sold for use on public roads that aren't added to marine, farm, and avgas. Use of those fuels on public roads amounts to tax evasion here so one must be careful what he/she admits to on public forums I would think. Going back 20 or more years ago, locals in farm communities around here sometimes had their fuels sampled by police to ensure they were not running 'illegal' fuel. The color was always the give-away as dyes were added to all fuels to identify more than just octane ratings. 

I'd be interested to know if this is still the case or if it was ever an issue in the USA?

Just in case you needed to know, this was sent from my iPhone. 

On Jan 15, 2016, at 11:49 AM, Terry Mctaggart terrymct999@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Here in Dayton  (and I suspect many other areas around the country) I get non-ethanol 100 octane  leaded gas at my local private airport.   They just take my  5 gallon container and fill it right out of the fuel truck.  No questions asked.  Expensive, but just 5 gallons into a tank of non-leaded premium really makes my 300F run like a new car.  Terry Mc Taggart


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