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    What happened to 93 octane in Iowa?

    Last summer I was surprised (read depressed) when I went to fill my car up for its hibernation that Iowa no longer sells 93 octane (at least in the Quad Cities area). I'm in the military and hadn't been back there in awhile...does anyone know the scoop on this?

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    Life's a garden- Dig It! gofastl's Avatar
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    We got 93 in ames over here, iam sure not alot of people are buying it so they just do the regular 91. Sucks though Kum and go had alot of it once upon a time

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    93 is hard to come by in Iowa and as well as here in the Twin Cities. I have found a station that does have 93 here in town I'm at which is nice.

    When we used to live in Ames, I'd shoot over to the Kum & Go over off of Mortensen and South Dakota. The gas station across from Caseys on Lincoln Way also sold 93 as well. I swore the BP gas stations use to push 93 but dropped it to 92 or 91....



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    Life's a garden- Dig It! gofastl's Avatar
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    Kum and go got rid of it only the 23 1/2 or whatever has it across from the caseys

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    There are a bunch of places here in Cedar Falls that sell 93 octane. The Wal-Mart and HyVee gas stations both sell it.

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    I dont know if I would trust the Walmart/Hyvee gas being 93oct. I was told the 91 and 93 around is pretty much the same around this area. But thats where I used to get it. Some BP's still have it around here but its like $.20-.$30 per gal more than 91oct


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    Here in CR all the 93 Octane is Ethanol blended fuel, dont know if thats good or bad
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    same thing here in Omaha 93= MIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96badvenm View Post
    same thing here in Omaha 93= MIA
    There's a station by I 80 Hwy 370 that has 93, but it's corn oil. (ethanol)
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    Ya, BP used to be 92, now its all 91.

    Cheap places, like "kwik shop" have ethanol in there 91 now too i noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyk View Post
    Here in CR all the 93 Octane is Ethanol blended fuel, dont know if thats good or bad
    Anyone know about this?

    And how can a gas station label something as 93 octane if it's not 93 octane? That seems like false advertising

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    93 is 93, only difference is the stoich in ethanol is higher. A higher stoich means the a/f could be up to a half of point leaner. Reason being some have issues with it. If the tune is safe there are no worries.
    Last edited by yellow03cobra; 02-01-2010 at 11:14 AM.

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