Skip to comments.Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines.
Posted on 01/31/2013 6:08:17 AM PST by selfdefense
This week's warm Washington temperatures had some thinking about rolling the Lawn-Boy out of the garage for the first cut of the year. And we all know what that means: Difficult starts due to E10 gas that gels when it sits. Now, according to a new study, cars and truck may face the same fate thanks to President Obama's demand for a higher ethanol in the new E15 gas.
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E10 is the stuff that has become commonplace, this is the proposed new blend that would increase the ethanol content (and the related problems) by 50%.
This link will help you find gas stations in your area that offer Marine Gas and/or 100% pure unleaded gas.
Yes, it is more expensive but it's worth it.
Thank you, sir!
Have you noticed the "canned" fuel mix that is now being sold in the lawn and garden section at the big-box hardware stores? In some places, it's easier to find that on the shelf than gasoline storage cans.
It is over 100 miles (one way) from my place near Houston to the nearest store claiming to sell ethanol free gasoline.
My Highlander is going to get it’s third set of oxy sensors in 85,000 miles. Is the E-10 killing them?
I didn’t know they made “horror” blowup dolls.
Thanks for that info!
The two words I would use are “turbo diesel”
Mine runs my Sprinter van tirelessly at 23 mpg cruising at 70 mph. It is a real peace of work. When required it runs biodiesel just as well as the real thing.
-——Where do you get the blue stuff?-——
The good stuff Walt makes is available all over the south west so I’ve heard.
>> my Sprinter van
I had to look that one up. Pretty cool wagon!
You must be one of them dreaded “rich folks”. :-)
>> Have you noticed the “canned” fuel mix that is now being sold in the lawn and garden section at the big-box hardware stores?
Oh, yeah. Stihl dealer pushes it too. IIRC it’s like eight bucks a quart.
But for that price it’ll keep all winter! :-)
Muahhhahaaa!! That was a coffee-spitter!
Let's play the letter game Can you say EGR, DPF, and DEF? I knew you could.
I generally never judged a book by it's cover..
However, this individual has, "scary" and "dangerous to freedom", written all over it.
She looks like something you'd expect out of a controlling homeowners association meeting...Just scary...
You know the country is screwed when people like Obama and this individual are given power...
This should be enough to make the freedom lovers in this country, recoil in shock.
You’re correct of course.
Maybe he’s talking about the “good old days” of diesels when they actually had much higher compression than gassers, could run super lean for economy at part throttle, and could ingest fuel that was considerably cheaper than gas.
Interesting that just across the La border are a bunch of them. I’m sure you know more about this than the rest of us.
Wow, that was fun! Now let's play the number game! Can you say two-thousand-one? I knew you could!
Wasn't that a blast? Okay, let's try ANOTHER number! Can you say seven-point-three? Good job!
(No DEF. No DPF. EGR, I think so but so what.)
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