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  1. Bird of prey

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    I’ve been putting it off for several months. putting my 19 350 up for sale. But yesterday was the nail in the coffin no 91 octane available in town anymore. E85 only. Closest real GAS 91 Octane, is 85 miles away. And yes I know I could buy injectors, buy a new tune, and take a chance on voiding my warranty. Just not an option for me.
     
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    Sorry that fuel is the reason you have to get rid of the car. Maybe we should start a petition for one of your local stations to carry it
     
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    The two Shell stations were the ones selling the 91 octane. so everybody that needed it was buying at those two stations, but I guess they decided they didn’t sell enough of it. I know there’s one other guy with a 350 around town but I haven’t seen him since it got cold.
     
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    You don't need new injectors. Talk to Lund Racing and explain the situation. They'll give you a very good tune that'll be super safe and not rung out.

    Remember CLAIMS are denied, not warranties voided.
     
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    How is there no 91 octane? Heck I must have 10 stations within 10 miles of me and they all sell 91 and most 93.
     
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    corn man, CORN!
    its what all the new kids doing...
     
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    Nothing wrong with E85. GT350 can run it fine with a Lund tune.
     
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    You do what ya want, but if you get a lund flex fuel tune and have e85 local...you will enjoy that car more, i promise.
     
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    Second time in five minutes I’ve posted this.
    I believe your warranty is done if you do E85 and/or a tune. Some are ok with that, some are not. It’s your call.
     
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    I run E85 and I had warranty work done while doing so. I actually had the engine replace. Now will it be easy ? Depend on your dealer. I had to get Ford involved, but I did get the work done.
     
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    Don't have any advice. But I don't think I understand one thing you posted. I can understand an area not offering premium gas (91-93 octane) if there is not enough demand, but you seem to be saying there is NO "gas" at all where you live only E85 (15% gas, 85% ethanol). I can't imagine that happening unless virtually all local vehicles are flex fuel which seems very unlikely.
     
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    Run 87 with an octane booster in it. You only need a few points. It's not like you are trying to make 105 with 87. So a partial can would do. The cans have chart on the back as to how much to add for an achieved octane level increase based on the fuel you are using.

    What business is it of the dealer how you are making the octane requirement as long as it is being made?

    An outright sale to a dealer will only give you a true feeling of being screwed without receiving the kiss. And no person in the current state of the country is going to give you anything any closer. Chances of waiting it out will be a LONG wait as well. That's my 2 bits (inflation) on the matter.

    Convert the car to E85 or mothball it for about 18 months. OR find a boost additive and put a squirt of that in with every fill up to make up the difference. Torco and VP as I understand it make boost additives that are lead free and safe on emissions. The TORCO is designed to blend for a specific octane level you seek.
     
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    Yeah put in 89 with an octane booster and you should be fine. I don’t blame you for not wanting to tune the car that is too big a risk.
     
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    You're at altitude there in southern CO, right? Many high-altitude locations "turn down" all octane ratings one notch because of the thinner air. For older cars, that actually helps because the effective combustion properties are the same. I don't know if newer cars with tighter engine controls like that or not, but all over WY and CO there are stations with 85/87/89 instead of 87/89/91.
     
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