E15 WARNING!!!

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E15 WARNING!!!

Postby ranathane » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:24 am

As some of you know, E15 (15% Ethanol) is coming onto the market thanks to the EPA.

E15 IS NOT FOR USE IN ANY MOTORCYCLE, OUTBOARD, OR SMALL ENGINE!!!

It is actually illegal per EPA regs and will destroy the rubber our bikes have in the carbs. Be careful of 'blender' pumps (where multiple grades of fuel are dispensed thru one hose) as they WILL have residual ethanol in the hose when you go to pump. Try to find pure gasoline/petrol to power these engines as even E10 can cause issues.
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby YoshiHNS » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:18 am

Looks like I'm going to be buying pure gas by the drum load. One good thing about living near an airport.
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby Bronco638 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:52 am

Ralph, where did you see an E15 pump? I don't think I've ever seen one in my neck of the woods (Chicago-land).
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby squirrelman » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:30 pm

EPA are willing idiots, but you need to blame the agribusiness corn lobby. :oops:
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby YoshiHNS » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:20 pm

This stuff is also messing with the aero industry. That's how I know where a local refinery is. Buddy's cesna runs off of auto gas, but can't have any ethanol at all, and he mentioned that the EPA is also trying to eliminate AVGAS or one of the other aero fuels, which will pretty much permanently ground a lot of the non-commercial aircraft.
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:08 pm

I just want to remind folks that the EMGO fuel filters are known to fail even in the lower concentration E-10 fuels.

They will come apart and clog the fuel system down stream.

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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby spotthedogg » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:28 pm

Are any of the ethanol stabilizer/additives worth running. We may have up to 10% in all grades here and it concerns me.
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby YoshiHNS » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:11 am

Most places, if not all, now have E10. I use seafoam in the bikes when they are going to sit for a while. It helps, but not a cure all. Don't bother putting anything in for a daily or semi-daily ride.

Don't worry if your bike or car can't handle E15. E15 only immediately voids any warranty on the vehicle, as every manufacturer has reported shortened engine life running it on non-E15 rated vehicles. The EPA has a solution. Go out and buy a brand new car rated for E15. Oh, and you have to buy a minimum of 4 gallons of fuel too.
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Re: E15 WARNING!!!

Postby spotthedogg » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:40 am

I read a lot of positive reviews for Sta-Bil Ethanol treatment.

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