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Old 14 Oct 2009, 09:16 pm
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Default '06 TSX and Ethanol

This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.

I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?

I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.

Bob


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Old 15 Oct 2009, 04:40 am
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Default Re: '06 TSX and Ethanol

bob <nottooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote in news:MPG.254041ddca79b7999896c8
@news.eternal-september.org:

> This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
> sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.
>
> I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
>
> I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.
>




No worries.

Your engine is designed to use 91-octane gasoline that is allowed to
contain up to 10% ethanol.

You shouldn't be using 87-octane except when 91 is unavailable.

This is all in your Owner's Manual. You've read that document, no?


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Old 15 Oct 2009, 07:17 pm
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Default Re: '06 TSX and Ethanol

In article <Xns9CA539AA4FE46tegger@208.90.168.18>, invalid@invalid.inv
says...
>
> bob <nottooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote in news:MPG.254041ddca79b7999896c8
> @news.eternal-september.org:
>
> > This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
> > sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.
> >
> > I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> > experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
> >
> > I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.
> >

>
>
>
> No worries.
>
> Your engine is designed to use 91-octane gasoline that is allowed to
> contain up to 10% ethanol.
>
> You shouldn't be using 87-octane except when 91 is unavailable.
>
> This is all in your Owner's Manual. You've read that document, no?


Tegger,

Thanks for the info. As I said above, I would have to check my owner's
manual this weekend. Since I already had a tank full of it, I wanted to
see if anyone had experience with it.

And yes, I read the owner's manual from cover to cover when I got the
car over three years ago. Back then, there were no placards indicating
ethanol was added to the fuel any where I was buying fuel, so I don't
remember what it said.

Now if I could just remember how to get the radio into clock-setting
mode every time we go on/off DST without looking it up in the manual,
I'd be happy:-)

Bob
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Old 15 Oct 2009, 09:51 pm
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Default Re: '06 TSX and Ethanol

bob <nottooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote in news:MPG.254177acbf3d74ef9896c9
@news.eternal-september.org:


>> >
>> > I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
>> > experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
>> >


>>
>> This is all in your Owner's Manual. You've read that document, no?

>
>
>
> Thanks for the info. As I said above, I would have to check my owner's
> manual this weekend.




You did say that, and I missed it. Sorry about that.



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Old 16 Oct 2009, 08:47 pm
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In article <Xns9CA5E86A5A11Ctegger@208.90.168.18>, invalid@invalid.inv
says...
>
> bob <nottooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote in news:MPG.254177acbf3d74ef9896c9
> @news.eternal-september.org:
>
>
> >> >
> >> > I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> >> > experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
> >> >

>
> >>
> >> This is all in your Owner's Manual. You've read that document, no?

> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks for the info. As I said above, I would have to check my owner's
> > manual this weekend.

>
>
>
> You did say that, and I missed it. Sorry about that.


No problem.

Bob

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Old 24 Oct 2009, 11:01 pm
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On Oct 14, 10:16*pm, bob <nottooslo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
> sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.
>
> I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
>
> I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.


I would prefer not to have ethanol, but I was under the impression it
was everywhere at least since MTBE became unpopular. I didn't think
you had a choice.

I'm in NY; where are you?
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 09:35 pm
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In article <fbdaad43-2f77-4f16-b1a1-7b96b69ad9d1
@p15g2000vbl.googlegroups.com>, dearcilla@gmail.com says...
>
> On Oct 14, 10:16*pm, bob <nottooslo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
> > sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.
> >
> > I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> > experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?
> >
> > I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.

>
> I would prefer not to have ethanol, but I was under the impression it
> was everywhere at least since MTBE became unpopular. I didn't think
> you had a choice.
>
> I'm in NY; where are you?


Texas. I don't know whether Costco's supplier has been putting ethanol
in their gas for years and Costco just didn't tell us, or their supplier
started using it and they posted it, or Costco changed suppliers and the
new supplier does and they posted it, or ????

10% doesn't sound like it should hurt my fuel economy much. It's hard to
tell since it's finally starting to cool off a bit here and I don't have
to use my A/C when I drive to work at 06:30 everyday. Driving with the
A/C on usually costs me 2 - 3 MPG on my mostly highway driving.

Bob

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Old 26 Oct 2009, 06:54 pm
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On Oct 25, 10:35*pm, bob <nottooslo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> In article <fbdaad43-2f77-4f16-b1a1-7b96b69ad9d1
> @p15g2000vbl.googlegroups.com>, dearci...@gmail.com says...
>
>
>
> > On Oct 14, 10:16*pm, bob <nottooslo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > This weekend when I went to fill up the TSX at Costco, they had a new
> > > sign on the pump saying their fuel contained 10% Ethanol.

>
> > > I'll check the owner's manual this weekend, but has anyone had any
> > > experience with 10% Ethanol in their Acura's?

>
> > > I hope I don't have to change when I buy my gas.

>
> > I would prefer not to have ethanol, but I was under the impression it
> > was everywhere at least since MTBE became unpopular. I didn't think
> > you had a choice.

>
> > I'm in NY; where are you?

>
> Texas. I don't know whether Costco's supplier has been putting ethanol
> in their gas for years and Costco just didn't tell us, or their supplier
> started using it and they posted it, or Costco changed suppliers and the
> new supplier does and they posted it, or ????
>
> 10% doesn't sound like it should hurt my fuel economy much. It's hard to
> tell since it's finally starting to cool off a bit here and I don't have
> to use my A/C when I drive to work at 06:30 everyday. Driving with the
> A/C on usually costs me 2 - 3 MPG on my mostly highway driving.


I think that federal regulations effectively require ethanol now that
MTBE is not being used. So I don't think you're going to find gas
without ethanol by shopping around.

Since I remember the fuss about MTBE getting into groundwater from
several years ago, I would think pretty much everybody has been using
10% ethanol for a while. But maybe Texas is just getting around to it.
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