IDIOTS! Content with the lies about fuel economy and gas cost savings at the expense of the ignorance about the ethanol subsidies' costs and the resulting rise in prices of corn related products.
Ethanol DEGRADES many parts on a motor vehicle, even the ones that have the E15 moniker. Seals, tubes, gaskets, not to mention the continuing problem with ruining O2 sensors in the exhaust stream. I've had THREE vehicles that have had 02 sensor problems in the exhaust and a change to real gas solved all three. The unsuspecting consumer in this would eventually be led to replacing a $2000-$3000 catalytic convertor when the problem is the gas.
If you have the same problem, do what I did, buy gas that isn't ethanol doped (if you can find it - stay away from QTrip) or you can invest in a code reader that will reset that crap when it crops up. Screw subsidies, screw ethanol and get us back to an unraped farm crop whose price isn't bastardized by ethanol subsidies.
With the worst drought since the dust bowel the last thing we need is corn being used for fuel. Second ethonol in gasoline turns it into crap that will ruin any small engine out there.
There is a poll at the article, it has had few responses.
We can fix that.
15% is death to older cars, the only type I own, or want to own.
I’ve also noticed the effect on food prices, the whole Gasahol fraud is criminal.
Are they serious?? All this government ever does is take bad ideas and throw taxpayer money at it in the hopes of making it WORSE! E10 SUCKS and E15 SUCKS X 1.5!
If it needs subsidy: it is not a fuel.
“...and they argue the ethanol-gasoline mix will get cheaper as corn prices decline.”
I almost fell off my chair...this statement has no basis in reality whatsoever.
Watching the estimated MPG on my car’s dashboard, I can tell exactly the difference between 100% gas and 10% Ethanol/90% gas.
It drops from 24.9 to 22.3 (based upon the same route driven and was highly repeatable). Now it is no longer possible to buy 100% gas in my area.
It requires the choke on my snow blower to be closed by about 25% and an apparent power loss as it no longer throws the snow as far. It exhibits a significant loss of power in my motorcycle.
This Sunday there was a piece in the paper regarding marine engines being damaged by higher operating temperatures.
Somehow, someway the EPA must be stopped sabotaging the country.