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Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines
Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2013 | Paul Bedard

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coal; corn; e15; e15gas; energy; engines; ethanol; gas; ntsa; opec; sierraclub; worksforthesheikhs
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To: driftless2

WAS when they started putting ethanol in the gas.

41 posted on 01/30/2013 3:27:08 PM PST by driftless2
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To: t1b8zs

Just use premium gas. Most premium gas states on the pump that no ethanol was added. At least around my parts..Wisconsin,Minnesota.

42 posted on 01/30/2013 3:30:13 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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%.

43 posted on 01/30/2013 3:40:39 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: george76

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.

44 posted on 01/30/2013 4:30:53 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Link to ethanol-free gas stations in U.S. and Canada:

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.]

45 posted on 01/30/2013 4:58:29 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: TexasTransplant

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.

46 posted on 01/30/2013 6:53:13 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
There are several types of corr. We eat sweet corn which is only grown for human consumption. Field corn on the other hand is a general name for corn that livestock have been eating. As you know field corn pollen can be transported to a field containing sweet corn . You will think you are eating a 2/4. The cost of one gal of ethanol is one gal of gas. When you add the price of the land transferred to field corn, sweet corn goes up. The heat damaged field corn is worthless so we have a shortage of field corn. we are getting it from all sides.
47 posted on 01/30/2013 8:01:24 PM PST by Domangart
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To: george76


48 posted on 01/31/2013 5:07:47 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: savedbygrace

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.

49 posted on 01/31/2013 5:59:21 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: clintonh8r; sickoflibs
Yet, NASCAR and IndyCar (or whatever they’re calling it this year) promote the hell out of it. I guess they need to appease their corporate and government masters.

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...

50 posted on 01/31/2013 9:36:59 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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.


51 posted on 02/01/2013 4:06:31 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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