Skip to comments.Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines
Posted on 01/30/2013 1:37:21 PM PST by george76
The fuel industry's American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on, and messes with fuel gauge readings.
"Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways," said the industry report. Worse: API said the fuel problems--not found in E5 or E10 blends--aren't always covered by auto warranties.
The industry prefers pure fuel to an ethanol mix, but the report isn't likely to slow the administrations green push
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WAS when they started putting ethanol in the gas.
Just use premium gas. Most premium gas states on the pump that no ethanol was added. At least around my parts..Wisconsin,Minnesota.
There are 3 in my city and I’ve been using them exclusively for a long time now. I get at least 15% better fuel mileage than with E10, and the price difference is well below 15%.
That won’t matter. The Democrats will continue forcing it down our throats. They know it causes more pollution than it cures, but that doesn’t matter. They decided we are going to use it. They are never wrong.
Wow! Thanks so much for that.
I used to buy ethanol-free gas not too far away, but that chain switched over a couple years ago. Your link shows another station five miles away that still sells the good stuff.
Will check it out. [Why I never thought to Google it
escapes worries me.]
E10 has ruined the catalytic converter in my 2000 van. The engine light came on and the code the van threw says the cc is going. A huge percentage of automobiles were not designed to deal with ethanol in gasoline.
the pure gas where I live is 20 cents more per gallon.
but it is worth it to me, esp for my tools like power wagon, chain saw, lawn mowers, weed eaters. I’m over 60 and alone; it’s tough managing all these tools with that ethanol gas.
they can afford to use stainless in all their components and replace the systems every 500 miles...i cant...
its a progcomm long term economic strategy to force us to keep buying new engines...forward...
My understanding is that alcohol messes with plastics and rubbers, but that for E5 and E10 plastics vehicles the parts had been adapted to accommodate the alcohol. Apparently that isn’t true of E15 or of the future E85, except in E85 vehicles. The answer is buy premium which is a lower alcohol ratio, and the longterm answer is purchasing E85 vehicles that run fine on gasoline but will be able to handle any alcohol mixture that gets thrown at you.
On the other hand, what I’ve heard may be a bunch of bunk, meaning I have just given you a load of crappy advice.