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#4507426 - 09/04/17 05:39 PM QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas??
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
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Loc: Fayetteville, NC
I just saw a pump of "QP E-Free" Ethanol free gas (93 oct) at my local Shell station.
Does anyone have any details on this brand of gas? Is it "trustworthy"? Has anyone seen them in your area?

It must have been installed a few weeks ago because I don't remember seeing it there when I last got gas there. It also didn't seem to have a credit card swipe system. (Guess one has to pay inside).

Thanks in advance!
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#4507434 - 09/04/17 05:47 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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There is an cheap & easy at home test you can do to test if the fuel contains ethanol. You probably don't need to buy anything other than a little of that gas to test.
Google testing for ethanol content.
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#4507442 - 09/04/17 06:09 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
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What's the price on the "QP E-Free" .
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#4507480 - 09/04/17 06:48 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
90 octane e0 recrecation/marina gas here is usually 3.85 or so.

no actual stations carry 87/89/92/93 as e0
everything is "contains upto 10%"
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#4507493 - 09/04/17 06:57 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 123Saab]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
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Loc: Fayetteville, NC
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
What's the price on the "QP E-Free" .

93 oct: (that's all that pump had): $ 3.29/gal
(cheaper than the Shell 93 i need for the BMW, but I am just worried if it contains enough detergents to be "good"/clean...)

I still don't get how ONE pump of this QP EtOH free gas suddenly appeared in a modern Shell station....


Edited by 97tbird (09/04/17 06:59 PM)
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#4507501 - 09/04/17 07:06 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
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Loc: Fayetteville, NC
Ugh. IDK why I couldn't find this when I searched on the phone: Found some info finally:
https://www.qualityoilnc.com/
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#4507517 - 09/04/17 07:22 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
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None of us know. Don't be afraid to contact them about it. They own hotels and an HVAC business among other things.
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#4507566 - 09/04/17 08:05 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: skyactiv]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
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Loc: Fayetteville, NC
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
None of us know. Don't be afraid to contact them about it. They own hotels and an HVAC business among other things.

Yep. I just emailed their CS. Will update here if/when I get a reply.

Also: on their ETOH free gas locator, it is listed as Store #2343 etc and "(Shell branded)"


Edited by 97tbird (09/04/17 08:06 PM)
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#4507668 - 09/04/17 09:53 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
What is "QP"?

Rec Gas in quite common near large lakes popular with boating.
Its also common all over FL.
I fuel up with Sunoco 90-octane E0 for $2.89/gallon.

Did the pump have a label "This is Not a Shell product"?
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#4508091 - 09/05/17 12:59 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
Balrog006 Offline


Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 466
Loc: West Michigan
Originally Posted By: 97tbird
I still don't get how ONE pump of this QP EtOH free gas suddenly appeared in a modern Shell station....


It's a move to supply "Recreational gas" to their usual customers. Folks like to use it in boats, OPE, etc.
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#4508343 - 09/05/17 07:00 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
Spike555 Offline


Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 36
Loc: West Michigan
I only use E-free in my small engines, I have ran it in my cars, zero difference in runability and MPG vs E-10.

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#4510992 - 09/08/17 03:52 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: Spike555]
Balrog006 Offline


Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 466
Loc: West Michigan
Originally Posted By: 97tbird
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
What's the price on the "QP E-Free" .

93 oct: (that's all that pump had): $ 3.29/gal
(cheaper than the Shell 93 i need for the BMW, but I am just worried if it contains enough detergents to be "good"/clean...)

I still don't get how ONE pump of this QP EtOH free gas suddenly appeared in a modern Shell station....

I just noticed an added nozzle/hose on a Shell station on my daily commute as well. One pump out of 9 had a red nozzle added for Shell bran E0 90 octane. Currently ~80 more than regular but less than premium. Receipt reads Rec gas but the pump bears no caution or warning label / advisory against pumping into your vehicle as most others in my areas do.

Originally Posted By: Spike555
I only use E-free in my small engines, I have ran it in my cars, zero difference in runability and MPG vs E-10.


I have done the same with my gas powered OPE for years but since I can now fuel my vehicle with this I plan on performing a comparison test in the CRV
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#4512563 - 09/10/17 06:29 PM Re: QP EFree (Ethanol Free) 93 oct gas?? [Re: 97tbird]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
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Loc: Fayetteville, NC
Just an update: No one has responded to my email to QP / Quality Oils. frown
(I even checked spam folder)
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