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JT
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Is gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) safe to use in your current vehicle?
Yes
No
I don't know
NA

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cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:49:38 AM

I don't know, the car manual states 10% is ok....no mention of 15%.
nurdco
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:45:30 AM

Yes
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:04:22 AM

"A vehicle without ethanol in it will last much longer."
"Not good will ruin the cars fuel system unless you have a flex fuel"

Horse-pucky!

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 5/1/2014 2:05:35 AM EST]
SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:00:26 AM

I don't believe ethanol is safe in any gasoline engine. A vehicle without ethanol in it will last much longer.
ericmok
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 6:39:56 PM

No
mandrewwhiteman
Sophomore Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 1:20:01 PM

NO! Even 10 is a waste of money with reduced gas mileage!
kgoen0663
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 4:26:49 AM

Yes, my 99 Ford manual says so at least. And from what I understand from Alcohol can be an gas, you can safely run 50% alcohol in your vehicle unmodified, or 100% alcohol with an inexpensive mod kit. I am considering modifying my used vehicle.
jacla13
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 8:19:06 AM

Not good will ruin the cars fuel system unless you have a flex fuel and guess who will be stuck with the bill!! If they do that you will have no say!! Ethanol makes you burn more fuel anyhow I rather pay more for straight gas and get better mileage.

[Edited by: jacla13 at 11/12/2013 8:19:28 AM EST]
NWsteelhedrguy
Rookie Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 12:39:45 AM

My 1990 Mitsbishi p/u does Not like the E10-E15 fuel!! been having problems and have to add fuel supplements. I am not a fan.
tfrey82
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:15:30 AM

My 2013 Ford Explorer yes, but my 1993 Acura Ledged no.
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 10:59:43 PM

No
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:49:04 PM

Yes I can use it.
IPumpIt
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 3:00:44 PM

don't go to Pioneer then.
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 11:43:34 PM

ə no.
i use e10 because it is cheapest here, but would not if it cost more. e15 would be dangerous. ə
NWsteelhedrguy
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 4:36:50 PM

I doubt it. One is a 1990 Mitsubishi and the other a 1998 Honda
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 6:37:10 AM

no
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 7:23:52 PM

n
snoop4u2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:11:36 PM

dont know why it should be a problem
hotfire4
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 7:52:11 AM

not in my truck
jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 5:12:42 AM

No.
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 4:16:03 AM

"Gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10) is not even safe for your lawn mower."

Ah, baloney! If it wasn't, places that have E10 as the only option for regular gasoline would be littered with the carcasses of hundreds of thousands of dead mowers. Truth be told, mowers work absolutely fine on E10.
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 3:38:20 AM

NO!!! Wrong, MWmet
What makes you belive that... #10 is CRAP... D15 that much should be assumber to be WORSE.
Mwmemt
Veteran Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:29:54 AM

yes
tropicalmn
Veteran Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:20:03 AM

"Gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10) is not even safe for your lawn mower. IF you don't believe that just stop by somewhere that sells them and read the manual."
As a matter a fact I don't believe you.All Briggs & Stratton small gasoline powered engines are designed to run on up to E-10, or up to 10% ethanol.
Grantme
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 8:09:41 PM

Gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10) is not even safe for your lawn mower. IF you don't believe that just stop by somewhere that sells them and read the manual.
theocean
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 7:02:43 PM

no
awillisant
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 9:52:34 AM

not sure
nickyspoon
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 9:20:55 AM

I don't have a clue!
haroldj1
Rookie Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 5:09:40 PM

I have a 2004 Toyota Corolla.
I also have a 2008 Toyota Prius.

Several months ago I called the manufacturer and asked if it is safe to use in either of my cars. I waited about 5 to 10 minutes and the person came back and told me that E-15 is adequate.

It's a shame that I can't find E-15 anywhere around. I understand the Oil companies sued in court to appeal the feds regulation to make E-15. They lost. The Federal government has the authority to regulate additives to gasoline.

Now if only we can get a petition to the whitehouse to speed the implementation of 15% alcohol to gasoline.
BlueMule
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 4:15:13 PM

no
april4
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 7:38:21 AM

No
JJ_Chicago
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:07:05 PM

No, not at all.
1penny4gas
Rookie Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:13:30 AM

yes
neemund
Champion Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 2:55:31 AM

The EPA says it isn't safe for my car.
awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 10:52:20 PM

don't know
P_I_STONE
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 10:23:49 PM

Not sure
deeway
Sophomore Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 9:07:56 PM

Not sure, but would guess that the answer is NO.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 7:43:48 PM

I don't know

Julie6840
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 4:10:04 PM

only should be gas
gaspains51
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 2:46:23 PM

If ethanol mixed fuel is stored for any length time without the use of fuel stabilizer the ethanol is oxidized forming acetic acid (vinegar) This is one of the few acids that react with lead. The solder used to seal older carburetor brass float assemblies contains about 50% lead. This acid dissolves away the lead in the float seal causing the float to sink, this is a dangerous situation on small engines as the entire contents of the fuel tank is drained through the carburetor overflow vent hole.
357revo
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 2:42:05 PM

I'm not going to take the chance. Besides, when I fill up with gas, I'm also getting gas for my traditional lawn mower and gasoline powered tools, and they are not going to get E15. PERIOD.
SC444
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 1:32:49 PM

only thing that should be in gas is gas!
2strokeHI
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 1:16:50 PM

May be safe for many cars, but it has ruined carbs & eaten gaskets in the fuel valve on one of my bikes.

The fuel valve gasket broke down into particles & blocked up the carb. It had to be rebuilt.
It also ate up an elastomeric diaphragm causing total carb failure.

It also ate up carbs in my Stihl gas powered lawn equipment.

It caused so many problems with local boaters that they sell non ethanol fuel by the harbors.

I put the non ethanol in bikes & lawn equipment.

[Edited by: 2strokeHI at 7/6/2013 1:19:07 PM EST]
SuperMoto
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 1:07:19 PM

I doubt it!
zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 12:58:22 PM

I don't know
bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 12:56:41 PM

I care far too much for my vehicle than to ruin its engine by using any more ethanol than I absolutely have to.
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 12:29:05 PM

No!!!
etkFL
Rookie Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 12:28:04 PM

raises the price of food to use more ethonal
Gtowngasman
All-Star Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 11:34:31 AM

I'm not sure if it is safe or not but I'm certain that it doesn't do engines any good. I have used ethanol in my car when I didn't have a choice and the engine would ping when put under stress. Therefore, I will go to great lengths to use gasoline without ethanol.
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 11:03:01 AM

I, have no idea..
CSACHB
Sophomore Author Knoxville

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 11:01:34 AM

I've noticed that the higher the ethanol % in the gasoline I buy, the more often I have to add oil to my car. It may seem odd, but my car seems to use more oil. Several local gas stations around Knoxville are selling 100% pure gasoline at a much higher price, but when I buy it, my car doesn't go through oil as quickly. It's a catch 22!
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