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Old 03-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Peterk Peterk is offline
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Default First Swift Fuel in Texas

Filled up my RV12 with Swift Avgas 94UL at Dublin, Texas this morning (9F0)...just south of Stephenville.

Finding "on airport" fuel for the RV12 that is not leaded, has always been difficult, especially in the DFW area. The Rotax 912 requires minimum 91 Octane so we are forced to use leaded at airports (no lead scavenger in the 912 so leaded gas requires frequent oil changes) or haul our own from the local gas station along with everyone's favorite Ethanol, popular for eating rubber hose lines.

Now the Dublin Airport is selling Swift Avgas 94UL for $3.71/gallon ON AIRPORT! Before the end of the year they expect to sell 104UL to compete with 100LL. Obviously this is huge for those of us that need unleaded avgas...without an airport. Brad Stanford is the airport manager and the driving force behind convincing the city to support this project. He is there most days by 8am. Feel free to give him a call at 254-445-3331.

Swift Fuel is headquartered in Ft Wayne, Indiana and sent down one of the staff (see the pic below) to pump fuel and answer questions today. If you need 94UL without ethanol, on an's your chance.

Pete Anderson
N903RV Pecan Plantation, TX
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:10 PM
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Good news! Hope it keeps spreading northwards...

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:44 PM
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Sebring, Florida (KSEF) sells Swift (self-service) at $4.25/gal.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rv6ejguy View Post
Good news! Hope it keeps spreading northwards...

...and southwest too!
Karl, Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR)
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:02 PM
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ESPECIALLY southwards! I have been on a campaign to get it down here for a year now, no interest, lots of excuses, no Swift fuel!

Originally Posted by Gash View Post
...and southwest too!
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Driftdown Driftdown is offline
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The only way it's gonna' happen . . . is if we keep asking for it.
I am trying to get it at X39 (Tampa North).
It has been like pulling teeth.
Worse than the Trump Resistance.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:32 PM
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I think I'll run down there and get a tank full and see if I can tell any difference, I'd like to start running no lead fuels.
Anybody see a problem with this on a O-360/180hp with electronic ignition?(Pmag and electroair)
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:20 PM
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I'd be curious to see if the absence of the lead would slightly raise the CHT since the lead to some degree is a lubricant. In my 11:1 comp Corvette I'll occasionally pour in ( by accident) a 5 gal. Jug of 100LL and it will run 15-20 degrees colder than without, and the effect will last for 3 or 4 subsequent fill ups with 93 E10 auto fuel +104 octane boost. I would assume the Lycoming would behave similarly ( old lose large tolerance designs )
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:50 PM
ukncessnadrvr ukncessnadrvr is offline
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I also stopped at Dublin early afternoon, and topped off with Swift Fuel. Finially, no lead and no ethanol. Could not tell any difference flying back (O-360, 8.5:1, carb and dual mags). EGT and CHT were as normal.

I’ll make it a point to stop and top off whenever I’m anywhere near Dublin.
John Winchester
Sold 172L and bought flying RV-6
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:12 PM
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Default Blue dye?

Does swift fuel have the blue dye in it?
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