I read the claims for top tier gas and decided to try it in my Ranger pickup. By the third tankful I could definitely tell the engine was running better. Now I will go out of my way to find it. There is a BP station nearby that has ethanol free high test "boat fuel" and I use that in all my yard equipment as well as my motorcycles. Ethanol is very bad for anything with a carburetor and my other bikes are a 1976 and a 1981.
FWIW, I also drive a Ranger truck. The 2010 4wd model I'm in now is my fourth Ranger, and my third in succession with the 4.0L v6 engine and an automatic transmission.
RE: Ethanol free fuel - I drove my previous Ranger, a 2001 XLT, on a series of familiar commute routes each day for 167,000 miles. About the 70,000 mile mark a nearby station started carrying 89 Octane Ethanol free, at $0.25 more per gallon. After hearing a couple of my coffee buds talking about it I decided to give it a try on my next fill up.
My commute at the time included a half-mile long grade that ends where it crosses a bridge and the path of travel levels out. From the particular gas station to the bridge it is roughly 4 miles. For the ownership of that truck to that time anytime I climbed that grade at speed (55-60 mph) with the cruise set the engine pinged.
So that day I filled up from "below a quarter tank" with the Ethanol free and took off. This particular day the traffic was light so I made the foot of the grade at speed. The first thing I noticed was "no pinging." Also, when I filled up again the next week and roughly 225 miles later I got just at 1.25 miles per gallon better fuel economy.
From that day forward I was sold on Ethanol free gas and have run it ever since whenever I can conveniently get it.
In the fall of 2015 we moved 15 miles north in our county and it took me a while to find a supply of the Ethanol free fuel. The nearest station is 3 miles off of my routine commute, and unfortunately the proprietor at the new establishment wants $0.60 more per gallon!
So I'm running it in both motorcycles and the lawn equipment and chain saw, but I've not yet made peace with an average $9.00 per week ($468 per year) jump in fuel consumption costs on my daily driver.
In the meanwhile, there is a Shell station dead on my commute route and our Winn-Dixie rewards card gets me around $0.25 per gallon off by the end of each month, so I may opt to do the Ethanol free for all but the last week of the month. Decisions decisions...
All that aside, any Ethanol free petrol is by far the better choice of fuels.
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