Sunday, January 6, 2013

Do NOT Use E15 Gas

Thanks to my father for sending this to me.

Watch this about E15 fuel.   This could be a disaster if you were to accidentally put it in your car that was not designed to take this fuel - which is MOST vehicles.  It damages engines, gaskets, fuel lines and anything that this E15 touches in vehicles that were not specifically designed to take E15.   Many auto companies say they WILL NOT cover any vehicles where the owner has put in E15.  AAA is the company that has come out and stated this warning.

"The AAA says the Environmental Protection Agency and gasoline retailers should halt the sale of E15, a new ethanol blend that could damage millions of vehicles and void car warranties.

AAA, which issued its warning Friday, says just 12 million of more than 240 million cars, trucks and SUVs now in use have manufacturers' approval for E15. Flex-fuel vehicles, 2012 and newer General Motors vehicles, 2013 Fords and 2001 and later model Porsches are the exceptions, according to AAA, the nation's largest motorist group, with 53.5 million members.

"It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle," AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet tells USA TODAY. "Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers."

E15 is VERY corrosive.  E15 is heavier than standard gasoline and will go to the bottom of your fuel tank.   E15 is so corrosive that it is carried in special stainless steel fuel trucks.

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