- E15 (contains higher 15% alcohol) is now being sold in only about 12 states:
Warning: Only a handful of engine manufacturers approve of new E15 fuel, (E.G. A few 2013-16 autos only);
Therefore if your engine is not a FFV, most likely E15 gas is NOT approved for use and will invalidate your warranty.
* Currently there are only about 100 gas stations (legally) selling E15 fuel located in:
AR-Arkansas, IA-Iowa, IL-Illinois, KS-Kansas, MN-Minnesota, NC-North Carolina, ND-North Dakota, NE-Nebraska, OH-Ohio, SD-South Dakota, and WI-Wisconsin. Source: Renewable Fuels Association "As of Jan. 9, 2014". View list here: http://www.chooseethanol.com/pages/e15-stations-by-state
* Note: Based on test reports we receive E15 gas type with excess ethanol of 15% and higher is being (illegally) sold in all states.
- Mercury Marine released a study that revealed a blend of 15 percent ethanol and gasoline caused so much damage to boat engines that the testing of two of three motor types ended early. Read full report published by NREL Negative Effects of E15 on outboards: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/52909.pdf
- Ethanol Manufacturing Plants Fined For VIOLATIONS: The manufacturing plants that produce ethanol from corn and grains, throughout the U.S. are dangerously increasing pollution and adversely affecting the quality of the air we breathe...Read more:
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Can I safely use E10 type gas in all my engines?
Answer=It depends on several factors...
Most modern engines are designed to run on ethanol blends up to 10% alcohol. Many older engines (pre-2003) issued warnings against use of gas with ethanol, and parts may not be designed to resist solvent effects of alcohol.
Common symptoms of excess alcohol or water in gas:
Vapor lock and fuel starvation (stalling, hesitation, inability to start engine), corrosion/rusting, premature disintegration of fuel pump, oxygen sensor damage, clogging/plugging of filters, fuel injectors and carburetor, reduced gas MPG... More E10 gas problems/damage...
For prolonged gas storage, it is always safest to leave gas tank empty, when ethanol-free gas is unavailable.
E10 gas will only remain stable (water-free) for a maximum of 3 months, when stored under ideal low humidity conditions.
---> Always check product ingredients before use with E10 fuel type. Most gas additives contain strong solvents, cleansers and/or alcohol, which is contraindicated for use with E10 gas type.
Important: No gas additive can prevent ethanol's natural ability to attract/absorb or remove water in a sedentary engine. Products such as Stabil, only "perk-up" stale fuel by increasing energy content; They do NOT prevent or remove water from gas tank.
VIEW Manufacturer E10 Fuel Warnings:
Mercury, Evinrude, OMC, Harley, Suzuki, Hyundai, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Land Rover, Ford, Polaris, Briggs & Stratton...