Ethanol killed my weed eater and my lawn mower.
I keep asking why? It is no plus to gasoline. It causes corn prices to go up? I have to pay more to have it in my tank.
Ethanol in gasoline is insanity. We might as well be saving our farts in plastic bags.
Ethanol was first pushed as a “partially oxygenated” fuel which would reduce CO2 emissions, and as a “renewable” fuel. It does have a beneficial effect on octane rating.
It is a net loser on emissions when the entire ethanol production life cycle is examined. It reduces fuel economy, which really makes it a loser for drivers.
And its effect on the food supply is reflected in outrageous food prices.
E85 has not been a big hit. E15 is bad news for fuel economy. But ethanol is big bidness for some of the midwestern states, and it will be pushed hard from now on.
You should have read you owners manual, unless it was an older model before ethanol! Never use it in motorcycles or other small engines! It burns at a hotter temperature and that’s not good for small air cooled engines.