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rk911

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Posted: 05/03/14 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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the link takes you to a YouTube video, a clip from FBN on the new E-15 ethanol fuel now making its way so some gas stations. Many major car manufacturers have apparently warned customers that using this fuel may void their warranties.


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Um- that "news" video is over a year old.


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Ethanol laden gasoline has been here for years. Old news...


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sch911 wrote:

Ethanol laden gasoline has been here for years. Old news...


The 15% is just making it's rounds. I have yet to see it here in northern IL. And hope i never do. Not only is it not good for the engine, it kills mileage and power!


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Yep, the 10% was bad enough, now the 15% blend. OUCH. If you look close enough, there are different blends of gas throughout the US. That is one of the reasons why todays fuels are so expensive. What might be a good blend, and required in large cities, is not the same blend offered just 100 miles away. Summer blend, Winter blend, different states requiring a SPECIAL blend for there use. I think there is over 200 different blends of fuel"s sold in the US.


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I'll take it.......if there is a gas shortage and/or rationing.


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I believe that the EPA is now backing away from the 15% requirement due to all the push back from everyone. It you look at the link weathershak provided and scroll down there are links to the EPA articles. We have had 10% ethanol around here for years and no suppliers have the 15% to date.

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Ethanol has wrecked havoc with a lot of small engines. 10% blend has been seen to ruin gas tanks and engines on many motorcycles. Most motorcycle manufacturers recommend not using ethanol laden gas at all. Luckily non-ethanol gas stations do exist. Of course it does cost more, but you also see better mpg out of it.
Now as far as use of ethanol gas in RV's and possible consequences I have not seen any. I would not use a 15% blend though. As for rationing and shortages, the current higher costs of gas seem to be from our exporting of oil to other countries, versus a shortage.

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The use of 15% ethanol voids the warranty on Onan Generators, my John Deere 300X Tractor, and my new 40 hp Mercury Outboard. I use StaBil ethanol additive in ALL my gas engines on each fill, except every other fill on the Chevy. When I'm going to use the genny I treat the Chevy tank each time I fill.


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