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Exclamation Ethanol Going up to 15%

For those of you who follow news/politics, Ethanol is now going to be up to 15% in gasoline. (Per the E.P.A)

This means:

-Worse Fuel Economy.
-Loss of horsepower/performance.
-More potential for water in your gas.
-More damage to engines fuel systems, particularly pre-2004 vehicles.
-More greenhouse gas emissions.
-More expensive grain/corn products.

Thans uncle sam, next time, use some lube!


EPA Allows More Ethanol in Fuel for Cars - FoxNews.com
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You can thank corn and ethanol subsidies for that

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How the he!! does worse milage help the earth?If we burn more fuel it has to make the air worse. I'm all for good clean air but this is . I LOVE MY GOOD OL'12V!

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Reason number 8753286523 why I have a diesel engine.
Cutting the sulfur down in #2 was just the start of what will come. They will not be happy until everything is a dam hybrid. I can run anything in my '91. Since they changed the fuel our local Dodge store has seen ALOT of problems caused by it. Needs more lube.

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Have to correct one thing. You wont see more potential for water damage with 15% ethanol. The rest is accurate though

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The "water damage" is probably not going to happen. Ethanol does have a propensity to attract water during pipeline travel, which is why they have to truck it to the local service station instead (which costs more). It'll probably be okay going from the underground storage tank to the fuel tank in your car - especially since it is mixed with gasoline in your tank.

What will happen, though, is the chance of aggravating any corrosive effect on seals, o-rings, hoses, etc., etc.; particularly on older cars (as mentioned above). Since ethanol has a lower BTU content than gasoline, expect your miles per gallon to decrease at least a few miles per gallon.

Too bad it is impossible to find ethanol-free gasoline in my market. Stupid politicians!


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This will only make it worse for carbureted anything.

I'm glad I can find ethanol-free fuel.

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It sure will mess up your small engines, new and old.
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It's been bad for all my small engines,without stabilizer of some sort,1 season of sitting will gunk the bowl and jets,even if I run them out of fuel while running.

I despise ethanol...worst idea ever!

As far as #2 low sulfur in diesel-hate it for my truck,but love it in my big oil fired boilers

Punching tubes on the old fuel was down-rite nasty-still is -but not as soot loaded like before
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