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.
I spent in excess of $600 rebuilding fuel systems on small two-cycle engines until I switched to non-ethanol fuel. Since, not one dime, and everything cranks on the first pull. This is nothing but cram-it-down-your-throat, ‘we know best’, govt. BS! Enough of this crap!
Over the weekend, I replaced the carburetor diaphragm on my mower....ethanol killed it.
I haven’t gotten around to fixing my weed eater...I suspect ethanol killed it.
My rider is on carb gasket no. 3....very intricate gaskets that disintegrate...due to ethanol.
My car....the steel fuel line rusted from the inside out!!! I replaced with nickel/copper alloy line.
I live in Kansas...and I can’t avoid the stuff.