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Old 04-29-2014, 08:17 PM   #21
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Perhaps I could have been clearer. Most pumps are 10% ethanol. Some around where I live are 0% ethanol. I'm asking about the E15 or 15% ethanol. It's cheaper by far but the bang you get for the dollar seems to be weak. Is anyone using E15 and what do you think about it?
I used it during a trip thru Nebraska and noticed a definite drop in MPG.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:25 PM   #22
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Here in Nebraska they just passed a law where only premium now will be ethanol free. That's why I moved to diesel. It is more expensive but I get way better mileage. Ethanol makes the engine run hotter and you get terrible MPG

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:31 PM   #23
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Not to mention it causes corrosion in fuel system components, increased corn prices, increased CO2 emissions, in addition to the crappy mileage. Ethanol is one if the greatest boondoggles perpetuated upon the American public in the 21st century.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:40 PM   #24
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Ethanol - Is anyone using it?
Most every day; on the rocks or with grapes it is all good...
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:46 AM   #25
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What you are getting in the long run is a screwed up engine. Even the EPA now admits that ethanol is doing more harm than good, of course the policy hasn't changed any.

It's worse on small engines; lawns mowers, motorcycles etc. How many folks would knowingly poor sugar into their gas tanks?

Anyway, Once a month it's a bottle of Gumout or some other fuel cleaner to try and keep things clean.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:57 AM   #26
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I don't think anybody around here even sells it. DW's minivan is setup for FlexFuel, but I have yet to encounter a gas station that offered anything different than Gas (Regular, Midgrade, Premium) or Diesel.

And even diesel's getting harder to find in the city. Most of the corner store shops are running gas only. To get diesel you need to go to one of the stations on a major artery.
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I use the Marine grade (blue) Sta-bil year round in all my small engines. Cheap insurance to attempt to slow the damage.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:53 PM   #28
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Not to mention it causes corrosion in fuel system components, increased corn prices, increased CO2 emissions, in addition to the crappy mileage. Ethanol is one if the greatest boondoggles perpetuated upon the American public in the 21st century.

Thanks to Archer Daniels Midland and big business. Ethanol, won't hurt current automobiles, but is of no benefit either.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:42 PM   #29
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You cannot get pure gasoline where I live. It's all got the standard 10% blend. I dislike it.
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I found out the hard way what it will do to a motorcycle. If you're one who prefers to work on a motorcycle then by all means, Ethanol is your friend. If you like to ride the thing though, maybe stay away from it.

I'm not too worried about what this blended stuff does to the engine as much as what it does to the generator. Small engines seem to suffer the most from this stuff.
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