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Lou Van Anne
09-23-2016, 09:32 PM
What grade of gas are you burning in your R2 powered Studebaker?​

alaipairod
09-23-2016, 09:59 PM
In my '57 GH McCullough supercharged 289 engine, I burn "Top Tier" Costco premium fuel with a lead additive and a ethanol neutralizer product.
The engine seems to like this mix........

StudeRich
09-23-2016, 10:03 PM
Anything LESS than 92 Oct. Premium Unleaded (E10) is going be hard on Piston Tops.

TWChamp
09-23-2016, 10:16 PM
In my '57 GH McCullough supercharged 289 engine, I burn "Top Tier" Costco premium fuel with a lead additive and a ethanol neutralizer product.
The engine seems to like this mix........

I haven't heard of an ethanol neutralizer product. What would that be and how much does it cost?

I always have to pay 50 cents to a buck a gallon extra for the better gas without ethanol.

StudeRich
09-23-2016, 11:38 PM
It is made by Sta-Bil and on the shelf at your Friendly Local Auto Parts Store (FLAPS).

alaipairod
09-23-2016, 11:39 PM
I haven't heard of an ethanol neutralizer product. What would that be and how much does it cost?

I always have to pay 50 cents to a buck a gallon extra for the better gas without ethanol.

Check your local NAPA....Advance...O'Reilley...Pep Boys....etc. stores. They carry multiple brands of ethanol neutralizer.
The cost is reasonable as it only takes a few ounces per tank full.......

ddub
09-24-2016, 12:29 AM
It is made by Sta-Bil and on the shelf at your Friendly Local Auto Parts Store (FLAPS).

Is this a product other than Stabil itself?

Skip Lackie
09-24-2016, 09:01 AM
Is this a product other than Stabil itself?

Yes. Different chemicals, just made by the same company. There are many other manufacturers. One that has been recommended to me is made by a company called Star-tron, which claims to contain an enzyme that actually attacks the ethanol molecule, instead of just binding it up with something else. I don't have enough personal experience yet to say whether it works better than others or not.

Silverplate
09-24-2016, 09:06 AM
I am not in California, but I have been able to buy and it's not cheap 110 leaded gas close to me. My Avanti loves this stuff.

Corvanti
09-24-2016, 03:06 PM
here's a list of non-ethanol gas available in CA: http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CA

for those in other states, click on your state.:)

jgrohs
09-24-2016, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the listing Corvanti - unfortunately, none of those stations are within about 200 miles of either Lou or I :(

Lou, I run 91 - highest normally available in Ca. There's a gas station off 680 in Sunol that has 100 at the pump. I've filled up a few times with that - wow! My R1 Avanti really likes it too!

RadioRoy
09-24-2016, 09:28 PM
Last year there was a local Redwood City station selling racing fuel - at $12 a gallon. ;)