OCTOBERFAST 2010

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby McShagger510 » 27 Oct 2010 23:00

Where's your PLACARDS buddy?!
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby Rheis » 28 Oct 2010 09:22

bertvorgon wrote:HAH......kids stuff...this is what I call FILLING UP.....


I assume you know about grounding the drums as you fill and unfill them otherwise static electricity generated from the fuel going in or out could lite you up like a christmas tree :shock:

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby vgwagon » 28 Oct 2010 10:47

James, where and what gas station was that?
How much was the 100 octane?
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby defdes » 28 Oct 2010 11:39

We get that 100 oct. at 76 stations down here, about $7+ a gallon.

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby bertvorgon » 28 Oct 2010 19:13

The static issue can be HUGE, after blowing ourselves up, and my brothers truck, with the first load of fuel, we figured that grounding strap must be good for something! What a waste of good fuel.

Placards...I don't need no "steenk'in placards"........

DEFDES, when I convert the price per liter to our imperial gallon, that works out to 7.27 a gallon, not bad for some good mojo for my motor.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby McShagger510 » 28 Oct 2010 23:19

bertvorgon wrote:The static issue can be HUGE, after blowing ourselves up, and my brothers truck, with the first load of fuel, we figured that grounding strap must be good for something! What a waste of good fuel.

:shock: :shock: :shock: And you both lived to tell the tale.........! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby Wagonfan » 29 Oct 2010 07:13

Is that available at most 76 stations? I may drive down to California soon and it would be helpful to know where to get good gas or the least expensive way to boost the octane. (94 is good; 91 is not good)
I'm sorry I missed the drive but I was in Montreal relaxing so I don't feel too bad about it :D
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby defdes » 29 Oct 2010 09:51

No, it's not at every station as far as I can tell, there are two stations within about a 10 minute drive of me though... for when I am feeling flush.
As far as I know, we have no 94 oct. here, I was pleasantly suprised to see it when I was in Vermont over the Summer.

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby Byron510 » 29 Oct 2010 22:15

We're lucky to have 94 oactane at all Chevron full serv stations here in southern BC. I was a bit shocked when I drove east to Alberta a number of years ago as there was no 94 octane on the eastern side of the Rockies. I think this may have changed a bit now, but the 94 is still not common in the rest of Canada. Maybe local member can chip in their .02 worth on this notable subject.

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby rnorrish » 30 Oct 2010 00:12

No Chevrons = No 94 in the rest of Canada.

and Chevrons are west coast thing... :)

There are others like Mohawk/Husky and Sunoco, but never a guarantee.
I never found it in 4 years in deadmonton.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby butters68 » 30 Oct 2010 00:23

petro canada has 94 octane does it not.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby bertvorgon » 30 Oct 2010 07:54

As I never stop at PetroCan, I can't say for sure, but, I do not think so any more. It is/was only avaialble in Montreal?!

Since they messed with the base stock, so that ALL fuel hase to have a max of 10% ethanol, it is only Chevron that has the 94...with NO ethanol. If some of you remember my discussion last year, MOHAWK, which had their regular at 90, for the same price of the other stations regular 87, then ALL stations were mandated to have the ethanol blend. This meant that the base stock of 87 was lowered, then blended UP to 87. This took away MOHAWKS advantage, and has given us a fuel, across the board, with 5-10% ethanol. OTHER THAN CHEVRON 94. Be a bad day if Chevron finally pitches or changes their premium blend. How many cars still need 94 in reality?

I hope the following information will answer any questions you may have in regards to the change in octane.

Husky has proudly provided ethanol-blended gasoline to our customers for many years and most recently was able to provide ethanol-blended 90 Octane fuel at the price of our competitors’ regular gasoline, which had no ethanol.

Effective Jan. 1, Husky's ethanol-blended 90 Octane fuel dropped to 87 octane, still blended with ethanol, in some parts of BC. Also, in many of those same jurisdictions (much of the Lower Mainland, Southern Interior and Northern BC), our mid-grade fuel – 92 Octane is no longer available. We will continue provide our premium 94 Octane ethanol-blended fuel at certain locations across the province.

Our ethanol-blended Mother Nature’s Fuel is produced by injecting ethanol into finished gasoline. The addition of ethanol increases the octane level in gasoline by about 3 octane numbers and therefore, regular gasoline at 87 octane, became ethanol-blended gasoline at a 90 octane level.

In 2010, the federal government and the BC and Alberta governments will mandate an annual average of 5% ethanol in gasoline for all producers (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario already have similar mandates in place).

To respond to the mandated change, refineries will produce a lower octane blendstock– to accommodate ethanol blending. In short, to meet mandates requirements and continue to produce an 87 octane gasoline, major refiners are instead, are opting to produce a lower octane blendstock that, when blended with ethanol, becomes 87 octane ethanol-blended gasoline.

The change means that in the affected jurisdictions, 87 Octane (“regular”) gasoline is now ethanol-blended, where previously this was not always the case. Unfortunately, the change also means that Husky can no longer provide our customers with the advantage of our ethanol-blended 90 Octane gasoline at the price of our competitor’s regular 87 gasoline as their 87 regular gasoline now also contains ethanol.

This new mandate was brought to us late in the year and, though we are in the process of updating our signs and informational materials, the changes will not be complete until later this month.

In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.


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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby jason » 30 Oct 2010 08:08

Keith, the 87 and 89 octane gasoline now contain ethanol as standard. How about the 91/92 "premium" sold at the same gas stations?
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby bertvorgon » 30 Oct 2010 08:17

It is my understanding that it all contains ethanol, which was government mandated. It has been awhile since I have done some fuel research, maybe it is time again.
I got worried awhile back, that the 100LL Aviation gasoline that I burn, was going to be messed with. There is a HUGE lobby out there, that wants the lead out, for all the reasons. 30% of all small, sport aviation planes, still need the low lead fuel, and, the FEDS in the states have said it is an FAA issue, and they have said it is a safety issue. Bottom line is that it looks like it is not going to get changed any time in the near future. They are working on a new fuel, 94UL, which sounds like it would be perfect, specially in a system like mine.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby jason » 30 Oct 2010 09:16

Well, I'm noticing a dip in my fuel milage again. Either the E10 that I'm now burning is less efficient=less milage in my turbo motor or they've switched to winter formulae again ....
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