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      05-25-2013, 04:32 AM   #1
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93 octane in Colorado Springs

Can I get 93 octane in Colorado Springs or Monument?
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      05-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Not sure about Monument, but the only place I knew of in the Springs was a place on 30th and Centennial. Unfortunately, they got bought by Phillips 66 and initially switched the 93 over to E85 (awesome!), but now they switched that to diesel

If you find a place, post it up please!
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Damn, that sucks. Thanks for the reply.
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just mix a little bit of e85 with 91
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just mix a little bit of e85 with 91
Will the E85 eat up the fuel lines or the lining in the fuel system?

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Will the E85 eat up the fuel lines or the lining in the fuel system?
No, you'll be fine Just mix in a little to prevent timing drops if you're worried.

I didn't realize you could get 93 in CO. I've only seen 91. Isn't Octane a function of atmospheric oxygen concentration? If you brought CO 91 down to sea level it would be 93, correct?
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No that's not correct. You only need 91 octane to get the effect of 93 at sea level due to the reduced oxygen content, so they say. However, when we used to get 93, every modded car I owned was much happier on the 93 than it was/is on 91.
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I live 5 minutes from the 30th/centennial station. Once I finally return to Colorado with the Flex Fuel kit, it's going to stink not having such close access to E85.
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I live 5 minutes from the 30th/centennial station. Once I finally return to Colorado with the Flex Fuel kit, it's going to stink not having such close access to E85.
Nice - we must live very close to each other. What does your car look like? I want to make sure I don't line up next to you at a light and embarrass myself

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Unassuming black xdrive sedan that looks completely stock, with the piano caster 17 inch wheels
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Unassuming black xdrive sedan that looks completely stock, with the piano caster 17 inch wheels
Nice! We are basically twins then (black E90 LCI) but I'm not x-drive and have the style 287 wheels. You should plan on going to some of the bimmer burger nights and Bandimere/Pueblo MS - I bet that thing is a beast with x-drive and E85!

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