Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tank #30

I filled up at Meijer last night.

I got 4.008 gallons of E85 at $1.80 a gallon.

I got 10.512 gallons of 87 at $1.90 a gallon.

My new tank is 26.37% ethanol and 91.57 octane.

The last tank finished at 21.5 mpg at 25 mph average speed. The awful weather is reflected in that awful mileage!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Minus 8 degrees, she still starts on E25!

Getting off work last Thursday, the thermometer read minus 8 degrees!

The car really didn't want to turn over. It turned over very slowly and reluctantly.

But she fired right up! Probably no more revolutions than normal.

I think that E25 is a beautiful fuel. Cheap, high octane, and no startability issues whatsoever. As the ethanol industry starts pushing for mid-grade blends, E20 or E25 shouldn't be an issue to anyone.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

10 Degrees, starts right up on E25

It was 10 degrees yesterday when I came out from work and started the car. Even on E25, it started right up.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What should E85 cost? 1/10/09 edition

By my calculations, $1.69 a gallon! That's what I just paid!

For once, we're not being gouged by Meijer. Cool!

tank #29

I filled up at Meijer yesterday.

E85 waw $1.70, and regular was $1.96.

I got 4 gallons even of E85 and 10.004 gallons of regular, with 2.396 gallons left from the last tank at 11.54% ethanol.

That makes this tank 24.86% ethanol and 91.8 octane.

The last tank finished up at 23.5 mpg at 27 mph average speed.

It's nice to have a positive spread again, and a pretty big one at 26 cents.