Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Re: Sunoco non ethanol gas near my home
It's good to remember that ethanol is an octane enhancer and in most respects a better alternative than tetraethyl lead.
The point is, gasoline today blended without ethanol is going to require some other treatment to maintain octane and whatever refinery creates this brew must do that. It's not just a matter of skipping a step.
Octane is simply a measure of ability to avoid pinging/detonation and you need it. If you actually believe your electronics can compensate for lower octane, that's fine, but it will without question do it in a way that reduces performance and economy. Of course there are benefits to avoiding ethanol, but you still need the octane.
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S