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the disappearance of ethanol-free gasoline

since the galaxie has been off the road for years and i live in southwest wisconsin where there are kwik trip’s a-plenty that always have a ethanol-free gasoline blend ( for now, but maybe not forever? ), i hadn’t really noticed that ethanol free gasoline is disappearing fast.

i’m in my old stomping grounds in grand rapids, michigan and can’t find a single ethanol-free pump and the pure-gas site doesn’t list any. surely, there must be a pump somewhere in the city or nearby suburbs?!

i’m not as concerned about ethanol in newer cars but automaker tests show damage to older car engines from running on ethanol ( and their definition of old was 2001 to 2009 ) and i generally try to avoid running the 50 year old ford windsor 289 on gasoline that contains it.