Ain't that right Mr. Gore??
That way you have to buy another vehicle built by union goons.
It costs more but I use ethanol free gas in my mowers;
E10 has already destroyed my push mower and clobbered my weed-wacker (plastic fuel lines got brittle and shattered), and I haven't been able to get my chainsaw to start lately. And, I'm definitely in fear for my Evinrude 50...
So far, the riding mower seems to be OK...
What about testing on motorcycles? E15 cannot be good for those engines.
even the blend they sell now breaks down in month, I have to add a nine dollar can of stabilizer to every tank I fill.
I keep records of all my fuel purchaces in my 2 vehicles.
Doing so tells me when I need to change spark plugs, etc. I change oil, filters, on a very regular basis.
The 10% Ethanol used to be just a part of the year additive. I could tell exactly when it was in the tank based on my mileage. My mileage drops between 10% and 13% with that fuel added to regular gasoline.
I have had one vehicle since 1991 and one since 1986. I have all those records.
The fuel cap on my Prius C reads “E15-E85” with a circle around it and a bar through it. That’s fairly explicit to me what should NOT be going in the tank.
E10 is bad enough.
Engine skips, sputters, acts like it’s vapor locked when it gets hot.
Only confirming my suspicion of several years!
My bike is a two-stroke, E15 = seizure, and I just had it rebuilt.
None of my cars will run on it, and it will destroy the carbs, including my expensive Weber units.
This is the Eco-Nut plan, force ALL the older cars and bikes off the road by eliminating the availability of suitable fuel.
I wonder how the guys paying BIG bucks for classics will feel about that?
Oh, and running Av-Gas is actually illegal as it avoids the road tax.
It’s also a “Dry” fuel, so may have it’s own issues with some engines.
Gasoline vs. Ethanol Blended Fuels
Adding alcohol of any kind to gasoline, dilutes the fuel, and lowers the heat energy.
One US gallon of Gasoline (regular unleaded) = 114,100 BTU/gal
One US gallon of Ethanol (E100) = 76,100 BTU/gal
[67% of gasoline BTU]
One US gallon of 10% Ethanol/Gasoline Blend (E10) [114,100 X.9] + [76,100 X .1] = 111,300 BTU/gal
[97% of gasoline BTU]
Adding 10% ethanol to gasoline requires burning 3% more fuel to accomplish the same task.
All ethanol blended gasoline requires the consumer to buy more gallons of fuel in order to travel the same distance.
Highway fuel is taxed “by the gallon”, so governments collect more tax revenue from the consumer with blended fuels.
What happened to those bartenders in the old-west movies when they were caught watering down the whiskey?
A friend of mine ran operations at a local summer camp and they couldn’t figure out why their gasoline storage tanks kept getting water in them (which they used to fuel the boats). Turned out it was the ethanol degrading and the byproduct was water. The ethanol gas has a short shelf life. If you burn through a tank of gas in a week or two, you won’t notice anything. However, if it takes longer, you’ll likely be pumping fuel into your engine that has 10% or more water.
The stuff is a total nightmare and needs to be removed from all stations.