Is ethanol gas good in the winter?

Is ethanol gas good in the winter?

Ethanol is an alcohol, it doesn’t freeze. This makes ethanol an excellent antifreeze agent for gasoline.

Is ethanol free better than 93?

It depends whether you want more power or better mileage. I’ve used 90 ethanol-free, and 93 w/ethanol in our ’08 R55S and mileage is similar, but it runs better on the 93. I had a chance to top up with 93 ethanol free once and it made a big difference in mileage and performance, even though it was just a 1/4 tank.

Is Shell 93 V power ethanol free?

All gasoline brands have both pure and ethanol-containing gasoline under the same brand names. For example, Shell V-Power ranges from 91 to 93 octane both with and without added ethanol. It just varies from station to station, and it’s up to the station owner whether or not to sell pure gas.

Will ethanol-free gas hurt my car?

Non-ethanol gasoline typically costs more than ethanol-blended varieties. This type of gas isn’t sold at every filling station. Using ethanol-free gas in your car won’t harm the vehicle’s engine. However, using an ethanol blend may cause damage to your outdoor power equipment.

What is winter-grade gasoline?

Winter-grade gasoline usually contains more butane, which has an octane rating slightly below premium gasoline (91-93 octane). While butane is an economic component of gasoline, the high volatility of butane limits the amount of butane that can be used in summer-grade gasoline.

What temperature is too cold for E85?

All three of my previous vehicles have had pump E85 (winter blend isn’t even 85%, so this is even more scary) put in them and they all would pretty much not want to start/run well cold when the temperatures started dropping below 40*F.

Does ethanol free gas get better mileage?

While not as popular as the ethanol blends, pure gas may be preferable for older car engines, as well as boats, lawn mowers or other tools. Ethanol-free gas also gets better fuel economy. However, most drivers use the E10 or E15 blends, with 10-15% ethanol. That ethanol content only reduces gas mileage by around 5%.