North Carolina

List of Gas stations in NC that sell gas WITHOUT Ethanol!



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  • guiri

Posted October 17, 2010 - 04:25 AM

#1

Guys, can we please have a listing of gas stations in NORTH Caroline that have gas WITHOUT Ethanol please.

When posting, if you don't mind, please take the time to get us an address or phone number too please. That'll make it easier for those that might not be local to find the station.

Thanks

George

================== List of Gas stations in NC =====================

[COLOR="White"]..[/COLOR]1.[COLOR="White"]..[/COLOR]Denver UNBRANDED 93 Beach's Grocery 7822 HIGHWAY 73, GPS Coordinates are N35.44204 W80.98321

[COLOR="White"]..[/COLOR]2.[COLOR="White"]..[/COLOR]Denver UNBRANDED 93 Triangle Food Mart 1298 N Hwy 16, GPS Coordinates are N35.47815 W80.99284

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Edited by guiri, October 17, 2010 - 05:58 PM.


  • Dave mac

Posted October 17, 2010 - 05:47 PM

#2

Denver UNBRANDED 93 Beach's Grocery 7822 HIGHWAY 73 N35.44204 W80.98321

Denver UNBRANDED 93 Triangle Food Mart 1298 N Hwy 16 N35.47815 W80.99284

  • guiri

Posted October 17, 2010 - 05:59 PM

#3

Sweet, coordinates n' all.

Is there somewhere online you can enter those for a location or you have to download Google Earth?

Thanks

George

  • Dave mac

Posted October 18, 2010 - 03:34 AM

#4

I think you can mapquest them. Or you can google them and get the telephone numbers.

I found a websight that is doing a list for the whole country, called pure-gas-org.

  • guiri

Posted October 18, 2010 - 04:33 AM

#5

Thanks, I looked it up and here's the link http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp

I suggest we continue THIS thread as there are not many stations on the other list but also, when you post something here, ALSO post it there (you can add gas stations yourself) so that others can benefit from your info.

I would like to find one close to where I'm at. Kinda far to drive an hour round trip for some gas :excuseme:

THanks Dave

GEorge

  • GyroRon

Posted October 18, 2010 - 04:39 AM

#6

I would test it too, not just take some clerks word on it being pure gas.

To test it, take a bottled water bottle, empty out 2/3rds of the water and draw a line on the outside of the bottle with a sharpie marker where the waterlevel is at when it is roughly 1/3rd full of water. Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with the gas you want to test. Screw on cap and shake the bottle really good. Set the bottle on something level and wait a minute or so and look at the line where the water and the gas is.... if the water level is still at the mark you made with the sharpie you got pure gas, if the waterlevel moved higher, you got ethanol.

  • guiri

Posted October 18, 2010 - 04:49 AM

#7

Interesting. So why does it do that?

  • Dave mac

Posted October 18, 2010 - 05:53 AM

#8

I would test it too, not just take some clerks word on it being pure gas.

To test it, take a bottled water bottle, empty out 2/3rds of the water and draw a line on the outside of the bottle with a sharpie marker where the waterlevel is at when it is roughly 1/3rd full of water. Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with the gas you want to test. Screw on cap and shake the bottle really good. Set the bottle on something level and wait a minute or so and look at the line where the water and the gas is.... if the water level is still at the mark you made with the sharpie you got pure gas, if the waterlevel moved higher, you got ethanol.


did this test with stabil in the gas and no movement in the line, turned a little bit foamer then usuall.
:excuseme:

  • GyroRon

Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:04 AM

#9

Interesting. So why does it do that?


The alchol in the fuel mixes with the water, raising the visable level of the waterline. It is a neat and cheap experiment. I do it from time to time to try to find non ethanol gas or at least the least amount of ethanol in the gas, as some stations, the water level will move up quite a bit, others it barely moves, which is a rough indication of how much ethanol is in the gas... with the less the better obviously.

  • grayfox

Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:08 AM

#10

Interesting. So why does it do that?


Because the ethanol mixes with the water and separates from the gas which rises to the top, but now your "water" level is higher in the bottle. This is the same reason you don't want to leave a 2 stroke bike with a partial tank of fuel containing ethanol. The ethanol will pull condensation out of the air in the tank, mix with it and settle to the bottom of your tank because it is heavier than gas and oil. When the bike is started, it will run on the water/ethanol mix but has NO LUBRICATION because the oil has separated out. In a worse case scenario the engine can then turn into a single piece of metal....squeak!!!!!!!!!

  • grayfox

Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:11 AM

#11

Gyro,
I was trying my best to beat you to the punch!:excuseme: Get a job! I know my grass needs mowing - don't you have a lawn to mow somewhere? :smirk:

  • guiri

Posted October 18, 2010 - 09:46 AM

#12

So, the only time we need to be using ethanol gas is when we know we won't have the bike sitting for any length of time?

What kind of time frame are we talking about?

  • GyroRon

Posted October 18, 2010 - 05:33 PM

#13

Ethanol sucks..... period. It tends to cause problems with the rubber parts in the fuel system, and ethanol laced gasoline does not make as much power as straight gas, so therefore your car or trucks gas milage will be lower on ethanol and your range on a tank of gas in your bike will be shorter.

At the end of the day, ethanol fuel is not the end of the world, it is just better to have straight gas.

For my vehicles and bike I do not go out of my way to find straight gas, I just use whatever the station I decide to stop at sells. But for my airplane and gyrocopter, which both run on unleaded gasoline, I try to find straight gas. Around my area there is no stations I am aware of that go out of their way to advertise straight gas, everywhere I have tested, all had at least some ethanol in the fuel, so I pick the station that my water bottle test shows has the lowest percentage of ethanol.

  • guiri

Posted October 18, 2010 - 05:47 PM

#14

Yeah, I can see you there, next to the pump, testing the gas :excuseme:

Can you spell Homeland Security?

:smirk:

  • Goosedog

Posted October 18, 2010 - 05:58 PM

#15

Neat trick but what are you supposed to do with the bottle of gas and water when you're done?

  • guiri

Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:30 PM

#16

Yeah, I thought of that too when I was envisioning myself doing the same at a gas station :excuseme:

  • Dave mac

Posted October 19, 2010 - 03:45 AM

#17

Neat trick but what are you supposed to do with the bottle of gas and water when you're done?


I use it to clean my air filter
:excuseme:

  • GyroRon

Posted October 19, 2010 - 04:43 AM

#18

Neat trick but what are you supposed to do with the bottle of gas and water when you're done?


Shove a rag into it, light it and toss it at your least favorite persons house

  • whipit1k

Posted October 19, 2010 - 06:23 AM

#19

ethanol mix fuel is garbage, leads to all kinds of fuel system problems, gums up very, very quickly compared to real fuel. Just another example of government tampering with our everyday lives that goes badly, very badly. I could come up with hundreds of examples...

  • Dave mac

Posted October 19, 2010 - 07:34 AM

#20

ethanol mix fuel is garbage, leads to all kinds of fuel system problems, gums up very, very quickly compared to real fuel. Just another example of government tampering with our everyday lives that goes badly, very badly. I could come up with hundreds of examples...



the gonv knows best for everyone, what are you talking about:bonk:

hope everyone gets out and votes!!





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