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badger2

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:17:55 PM

The talk is that the Obama regime will start requiring a blend of 15% ethanol instead of 10%. Many experts say it will ruin the engines of some cars and higher prices for groceries due to increased use of corn.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 10:01:51 AM

get rid of all ethanol in the fuels
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:52:03 AM

Ethanol in any ratio with gasoline is a lousy mix.
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:33:31 PM

I have said it before and I will say it again.
Either fix the kinks or get rid of the whole idea.

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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:33:31 PM

I have said it before and I will say it again.
Either fix the kinks or get rid of the whole idea.

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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:41:31 AM

It is zero outside now, and I will not have to worry about fuel line freezeup, as ethanol prevents it.
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Hannie59
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:27:30 PM

Neither the EPA, Obama,nor anyone else is requiring E-15. The EPA has approved it for legal use in cars newer than 2006 model years. Calm down, no mandate. I do recommend E-15 as it is clean and good for your engine.

[Edited by: Hannie59 at 1/21/2013 7:28:29 PM EST]
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 11:15:35 AM

I use as high of an ethanol blend as my car can take, so I have no problem with E15. I've never seen ethanol damage to any engine I've used it in.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:11:47 PM

Ethanol blends are OK to a certain extent. I run E10 in my cars. I do not want to sun more than that though.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:45:04 PM

BADGER2 writes: The talk is that the Obama regime will start requiring a blend of 15% ethanol instead of 10%. Many experts say it will ruin the engines of some cars and higher prices for groceries due to increased use of corn.
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The 15% ethanol fuel is not some scheme of the Obama administration to have cleaner air at the expense of our engines.

The requirement for 15% ethanol is a function of legislation passed during the Bush administration that specified a schedule for increasing the use of ethanol in our fuels to reduce dependence on imported oil. 15% ethanol has surfaced because the EPA is required to estimate the number of miles Americans will drive yearly. They then match the estimate with the ethanol consumption requirement and the result is that 15% of the fuel we need has to be ethanol to meet the usage schedule.

Don't expect the law to be changed. Both parties need the MidWest vote.

As for the "experts", they have been unable to demonstrate any real harm using 15% ethanol so it is possible that we may see it though I hope not since I'm no fan of ethanol in the first place. What we really need is cellulosic butanol.

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

[Edited by: Houckster at 1/16/2013 9:48:13 PM EST]
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