Non eth gas or not?

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Non eth gas or not?

Postby miranda » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Do you use it? Why? Why not?

Worth the extra cost?

How long have you been using non eth?

Does it really help our older Helix low compression engines?
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Re: Non eth gas or not?

Postby GrahamH » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:38 am

Is a compression ratio of 10:1 low compression these days? Seems to be quite high compared to my motorcycles from the 1970's.

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Re: Non eth gas or not?

Postby miranda » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:46 am

Oops, my error, sorry. Ours is high compression engine.

So, should we pay extra for non eth gas for it or not? Around here, non eth, 90 octane costs about sixty cents more per gal as compared to 87 octane, 10 % eth gas

I ride 20 or so miles almost daily, year round in central Florida

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Re: Non eth gas or not?

Postby Frisco Helix » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:05 pm

I was told by the guy I bought my 87 Helix from to add some Sta-Bil product to my gasoline when I fill up. He was a long time mechanic.

Can any one corroborate this advice? I still follow it but those Sta-Bil's are like $10 a bottle, can use it about 10 times so a buck a pop.
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Re: Non eth gas or not?

Postby Frisco Helix » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 pm

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Re: Non eth gas or not?

Postby Larry R. Holcomb » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:11 pm

I use Shell 89 Octane. I have never had any trouble. :D
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