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More about E15 Fuel

Discussion in 'Engines and Drivelines' started by ellis8500, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. ellis8500

    ellis8500 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    News about E15 gas. E0 and E10 did not pose a problem...but E15 is going to be a serious issue.

    The key points from the API report are below:
    The additional E15 testing, completed this month, has identified an elevated incidence of fuel pump failures, fuel system component swelling, and impairment of fuel measurement systems in some of the vehicles tested. E15 could cause erratic and misleading fuel gauge readings or cause faulty check engine light illuminations. It also could cause critical components to break and stop fuel flow to the engine. Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways. Fuel system component problems did not develop in the CRC tests when either E10 or E0 was used. It is difficult to precisely calculate how many vehicles E15 could harm. That depends on how widely it is used and other factors. But, given the kinds of vehicles tested, it is safe to say that millions could be impacted.
     
  2. old round fart

    old round fart Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Now lets see how long it takes for Bush to get the blame!
     
  3. PotvinGuy

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    Very interesting. The check engine light on my Xterra is on, and the fuel gauge is erratic. The dealer says it needs a new sender ($500), but I'm not convinced. I'm gonna put real gas, E0, in it for a while and see what happens.
     
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    Heads up: I went to a station with E0, but only the super premium was E0, the other grades were E15. The good stuff was $0.50 more per gallon. Don't know if this is common practice, but check before you pump...
     






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