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What happened to 93 octane in Iowa?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by filthymcnasty, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. filthymcnasty

    filthymcnasty Member Established Member

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    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?
     
  2. gofastl

    gofastl Life's a garden- Dig It! Established Member

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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
     
  3. zeus201

    zeus201 Active Member Established Member

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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....
     
  4. gofastl

    gofastl Life's a garden- Dig It! Established Member

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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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    Black Sex New Member Established Member

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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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    Scottyk New Member Established Member

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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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    96badvenm New Member Established Member

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    same thing here in Omaha 93= MIA
     
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    There's a station by I 80 Hwy 370 that has 93, but it's corn oil. (ethanol)
     
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    MachME 2V Power Established Member

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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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    dcook_14 New Member Established Member

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    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
     
  12. yellow03cobra

    yellow03cobra Active Member Established Member

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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.
     
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