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New Station in Selden NY (Long Island near Stony Brook)

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What part of "Lon Giland" ya from?  I had a great aunt/uncle that lived for MANY years in Freeport.  Pretty cool place!

 

Welcome to the board.  Make sure to register on e85prices.com and regularly post prices, and add stations when they open.

 

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I'm from Selden (the station is so close I could walk to it.)

 

You might find this amusing:

I was running low on heating oil for my house.  I KNEW that the Valero was replacing it's desiel pump, so I drove to the Citgo across the street adn was about to fill my 5 gallon can when I noticed Valero had re-opened its desiel pump and MAN were they selling that stuff cheap.

 

I got back in my car and drove to Valero's pump  and saw a waring label  Reading "Not Gas! e-85 ethanol is for Flex Fuel Vehicles only." (or something like that.)

 

I scratched my head and said FLEX fuel? What the heck is that.  I thought cars had to run on one or the other.

 

(I've learned a LOT about FFV's in the past 72 hours.)

 

Then today my mechanic called.  My $2,000 minivan failed inspection and will require $1,000 worth of work to pass.  I guess oil has peaked at my house.

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Several guys on Long Island set their drag race cars up for E85 too Bob- they like the 105 Octane E85 that works even better than 112 octane race gas - and a whole lot cheaper than race gas.

 

Sorry to hear about your minivan- if that is a Dodge/Chrysler with a 3.3 L in it-- it might be an FFV already- do you know what the 8th character of you VIN # is? (that is the engine/fuel code). If you find it feed it back to us or go to Growth energy's website or DOE and find look up it's compatabilty- most would also have a small sticker on the inside of the fuel door. ;)

 

Welcome to the board here LIBob ;D

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Thanks for the welcome.

 

No it is definitely not an FFV.  Having the minivan die isn't as bad as all that.  The wife and I had saved up some money and were planning to replace our other vehicle next month.  The only real loss is that instead of shopping around for a month and finding  the best deal, I gotta do this in a hurry and buy something in current inventory.

 

I'm thinking of getting a Ford Explorer.  If I can find one at the right price with the third row of seats (I'm a scout dad and a LL Baseball coach.)

 

 

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Ahh- an Exploder- some of them are FFV's too- E85 works good in them on longer runs but like most FFV's it will drink a little on all short hops.

 

Scouting eh? -- I did that up to about 3 years ago. I did the High Adventure stuff and enjoyed the trips a lot. We would do 120 mile canoe trips up in Ontario (Bloodvien or other), some of the guys led long bike trips, and we always did Colorado 7 day backpack trips generally 100+ miles over in the SW side. My boys grew up and a broken back ended that for me though I still yearn for some peak bagging. ;)

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1274 Middle Country Rd

Selden, NY 11784

 

It's about a half mile east of Rt-97

 

current posted (cash) price is

$3.55 for gas

$2.87 for e 85

 

 

Welcome Bob and thanks for the heads up on the New NY E85 location..I got it listed now  (That makes 70 E85 Stations for New York  !)  http://e85prices.com/new-york.html

 

 

You can see the list of all E85 Stations in New York on the Green Menu bar click "State Stations"

 

 

To Post Prices simply Register http://e85prices.com/register.php  and then login http://e85prices.com/login.php

 

 

You can post Prices using that States Price Submission Form OR using your Submission form on your member page http://e85prices.com/member.php

 

 

The member Page allows you to set up a List of "Favorite" Stations ..and you can submit multiple prices (bulk submissions" on from your member page

 

 

 

 

Price submissions can take up-to 3 hours to be approved ..so if you don't see your prices displaying right away be patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ahh- an Exploder- some of them are FFV's too- E85 works good in them on longer runs but like most FFV's it will drink a little on all short hops.

 

Scouting eh? -- I did that up to about 3 years ago. I did the High Adventure stuff and enjoyed the trips a lot. We would do 120 mile canoe trips up in Ontario (Bloodvien or other), some of the guys led long bike trips, and we always did Colorado 7 day backpack trips generally 100+ miles over in the SW side. My boys grew up and a broken back ended that for me though I still yearn for some peak bagging. ;)

 

Yeah,  I'm pretty flexible myself but when I search for FFV's on cars.com (putting in all mother criteria) the Explorer and Dodge Caravan dominated the results list.  I'm not fond of the Caravan's cab forward design (creates windshield glare) so unless something new comes on the market in the next few days . . .

 

Yeah scouting is great.  My son's at winter camp now and we had planned to take an 11-mile seal watching hike on Saturday but it looks like I'll be car shopping.  You guys did some REAL high adventure.  Our troops is pretty active, lots and lots of weekend stuff.  They camped out twice in january . . . in tents.  It doesn't seem to leave much desire for high adventure stuff (though the is some talk of a  60-mile canoe tour of the adirondacks for summer 2012.)

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1274 Middle Country Rd

Selden, NY 11784

 

It's about a half mile east of Rt-97

 

current posted (cash) price is

$3.55 for gas

$2.87 for e 85

 

 

Welcome Bob and thanks for the heads up on the New NY E85 location..I got it listed now  (That makes 70 E85 Stations for New York  !)  http://e85prices.com/new-york.html

 

 

You can see the list of all E85 Stations in New York on the Green Menu bar click "State Stations"

 

 

To Post Prices simply Register http://e85prices.com/register.php  and then login http://e85prices.com/login.php

 

 

You can post Prices using that States Price Submission Form OR using your Submission form on your member page http://e85prices.com/member.php

 

 

The member Page allows you to set up a List of "Favorite" Stations ..and you can submit multiple prices (bulk submissions" on from your member page

 

 

 

 

Price submissions can take up-to 3 hours to be approved ..so if you don't see your prices displaying right away be patient.

 

thank you Dan.

 

****  The station is known locally as "The Selden Valero."  The great big sign in front reads "Valero."****

 

Yes I am registered at E85prices.  I could give you the name and addresses of a bunch of area E85 stations off the eia website, but the only one I plan to keep ya updated on is this one so I don't see the point.

 

The Selden Valero (which just recently started offering E 85) is my gas station so it'll be pretty easy for me to update that a couple times a month whenever I tank up. 

 

(Actually the easiest way would be to send a text message every time I tank up.  Is that possible?)

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