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Does anyone here use an Ethanol treatment on their gasoline?

I have been using Joe Gibbs but Lucas Oil version seems cheaper. Is there a difference? Does it really work/help? Other than ethanol and winterizing treatment (Stabil) I tend to not use fuel treatments as they all seem to be snake oils...
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What are you worried about? Water or seals?

Check out this article:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...ollector-cars/
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What are you worried about? Water or seals?

Check out this article:

Tech 101 – Ethanol in gasoline and its effects on collector cars | Hemmings Daily
Worried about water, seals, corrosion. From that article, it looks like a good idea to use the treatment with nearly every fill-up and find a dry gas additive to use (isopropyl based) once or twice a year to remove moisture.
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Sounds like you know what you want. If cost is important, take a look at Bell's treatment:

Fuel Additive | Gasoline Additive | Ethanol Treatment

I hate ethanol. My car can get ~12mpg on pure gasoline, but drops to 10 with the crap that comes out of the pump. Can't wait for E15.
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I use Lucas Ethanol treatment 1 oz per 5 gallon been using it religiously for the past 3 years. I carry it in my trunk with a long funnel. Never leave home without it.

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I use Lucas Ethanol treatment 1 oz per 5 gallon been using it religiously for the past 3 years. I carry it in my trunk with a long funnel. Never leave home without it.
That is a bit cheaper than the Joe Gibbs stuff. Do you think that they all are about the same in quality?
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That is a bit cheaper than the Joe Gibbs stuff. Do you think that they all are about the same in quality?
Lucas is a top tier product. Never used Joe Gibbs but there is a cost factor associated to his name. You will be fine with Lucas. I'm sold on it. I can find it at Walmart fort about 7.99 for a 16oz bottle about 9.99 at an AutoZone place.

My car seems to love it.

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Marathon station in our town sells recreational fuel with no ethanol and 90 octane. My 65 GTO runs excellent on this fuel. Sometimes when I have the extra $$ I'll dump 5 gallons of 110 octane race fuel in it. Smells good.

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Lucas is a top tier product. Never used Joe Gibbs but there is a cost factor associated to his name. You will be fine with Lucas. I'm sold on it. I can find it at Walmart fort about 7.99 for a 16oz bottle about 9.99 at an AutoZone place.

My car seems to love it.
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I drive my car and Sunoco's 100 oct Ethanol free is 8.00 per gallon, so running that is not cost effective. 93 Octane and Lucas has been doing me fine.

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