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Old 10-09-2018, 06:12 PM   #1  
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But the EPA says it's "safe to use in VIRTUALLY all vehicles 2001 and newer," whatever the hell that means...

In all seriousness as of now it seems we still get a choice at the pump. Hopefully there doesn't come a time when we're forced to use it. I already pay another dollar a gallon for REC90 in my Superhawk because I don't ride it nearly as often as I drive my car and because f$&k the EPA...

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Anyone with a bike, snowmobile, small engine, boat,... in the US ought to be worried...

No talk of this nonsense in Canada yet, hope it stays that way...
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We've had between E10-E15 in all gasoline, even premium, here in the States for years. I wouldn't be too worried.....

If you still are, you can find the nearest non-ethanol gas station here https://www.pure-gas.org/
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We've had between E10-E15 in all gasoline, even premium, here in the States for years. I wouldn't be too worried.....

If you still are, you can find the nearest non-ethanol gas station here https://www.pure-gas.org/
Yes And I have been racking up the labor hours in the last 10 years fixing the issues it causes.
"Blow up" a motor? Well no... Damage fuel system, cause tuning issues, decrease power YES
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We've had between E10-E15 in all gasoline, even premium, here in the States for years. I wouldn't be too worried.....

If you still are, you can find the nearest non-ethanol gas station here https://www.pure-gas.org/
Really? I was under the impression (and it states so on the pump for whatever that's worth) that it's "up to 10%." And I was of the understanding that there's a pretty good difference between E10 and E15.
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Yes And I have been racking up the labor hours in the last 10 years fixing the issues it causes.
"Blow up" a motor? Well no... Damage fuel system, cause tuning issues, decrease power YES
Don't forget damaged valves and valve seats and destroyed catalytic converters. Studies have already shown it.

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Can't speak for the US, but here in Canada, much of our gas is/contains "up to 10% ethanol". The marine engine association and snowmobile manufacturers association (and other "small engine" manufacturers) have carried out extensive testing on E15 in recent years and the verdict is clear and unequivocal: it kills engines (the additional leaning caused by the ethanol is enough to push things over the edge). Virtually all small engines are approved for up to E10, you're on your own with E15.

Just another totally asinine move by people who should know better.

I have not heard of any move to do the same here in Canada and it hope it stays that way...
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Well the alternative is to hurry up and run out of gas an switch everything to electric...
Maybe we can stop all the useless racing around in circles wasting it?
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