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past-MIdirector

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Posted: 12/28/12 01:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got an Email from a friend with a Fox Business report from AAA saying unless you have a flex fuel vehicle or new 2012 vehicle not to use E-15. It's available only in a few states now but the EPA is trying to push it.
Problems found so far is the ethanol separates from the gas and is high corrosive damaging fuel system components, only is 84 octane, and most of the major vehicle manufacturers are not warranty damaged caused by the use of E-15.
So look before you pump unless your vehicle is made to run on flex fuel.





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Posted: 12/28/12 01:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems like the EPA thinks that a vehicle built as far back as 2001 can use E-15. Not saying I want to.....

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We have E10 around here, and some (very few) stations which advertise "pure" gasoline (no alcohol) and charge a premium for it.
I have never seen E15, and if/when I do, I will not buy it if I can avoid it.


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mowermech wrote:

We have E10 around here, and some (very few) stations which advertise "pure" gasoline (no alcohol) and charge a premium for it.
I have never seen E15, and if/when I do, I will not buy it if I can avoid it.


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Posted: 12/28/12 04:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is short link to Fox Business broadcast.
Fox business
Sounds more like AAA is not helping consumers. I have seen even here on RV.net, that people get confused between E-85 and E-15.
Maybe that is the bid story that needs to come out. Maybe the venders of E-85 should use a special nozzle so people don't put E-85 in an E-10?15 vehicle.


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Posted: 12/28/12 04:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ethanol makes poor fuel and is a waste of resources.


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Posted: 12/28/12 07:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There was a discussion here a while back where posters were confusing E-85 witth E-15.
I don't trust AAA or Fox.

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D & M wrote:

Seems like the EPA thinks that a vehicle built as far back as 2001 can use E-15. Not saying I want to.....

EPA faqs


My 2001 Ford Taurus will handle E-15, but then it is the FlexFuel model


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mowermech wrote:

We have E10 around here, and some (very few) stations which advertise "pure" gasoline (no alcohol) and charge a premium for it.
I have never seen E15, and if/when I do, I will not buy it if I can avoid it.
Used to be the norm around here, but now MANY stations are selling "pure" gasoline and believe it or not, at a price very close to the junk ethanol. I use the ethanol mixture in the truck as it is a flex fuel engine, but in the Rzr and the car, it is pure gas all the time.


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I got an email last week and it said NOT TO USE IT.period. EPA is trying to shove it down our throats and it will ruin a perfectly good engine in a hurry. and I don't think they will pay for the repairs either. EPA people are not the smartest people on the planet.

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