Non-E fuel

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Non-E fuel

Post by Rusty Bike » Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 am

Here's some info for the SEi/LTD owners. I had my bike running great buy replacing the fuel injectors and plug wires. + several other bits of maintance. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that low RPM bogg and stumble had returned. I had, at that time, went back to standard ethonol pump gas, 87 octane. So, I went back to my winter storage fuel, Non-ethonol "RV" fuel which is 87 octain also. The stuble and low RPM bogg disapeared immeadatly! My SEi does not like E gas.

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Re: Non-E fuel

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:21 pm

I can tell the difference in my vehicles also.

My Suburban is a 5.3L V8, and when towing my Toy Hauler at ~8500 lbs on E-10, it is hard put to keep it rolling witho9ut me pushing the throttle hard.

Changing over to E-0 the tranny never downshifts, it just keeps on rolling along and gets about 2 mpg better economy.

In my 1800, I can get from 1 to 2 mpg better on E-0 if I don't push it over 3,000 rpm.

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Re: Non-E fuel

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed May 23, 2018 8:08 am

with or without ethanol my wing seems to run better on mid-grade gasoline
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Re: Non-E fuel

Post by dingdong » Thu May 24, 2018 9:03 am

Neither my 76 nor my 93 runs any different with 87 octane e10 or 100%. Same performance as well as mpg. Can't tell the difference.


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