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forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 7:52:09 AM

I have nothing against using ethanol but I'm worried about my car warranty. My owners manual specifically says that I can use E10 but anything more will probably void my car warranty.

The great thing about ethanol is that it's not harmful to the environment if it is accidently spilled. If ethanol is drinkable, it's biodegradable.

[Edited by: forresj at 7/14/2013 7:54:35 AM EST]
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:21:47 PM

forresj...E15 has been tested extensively and has found by the EPA to be safe in 2001 model years and newer. Don't do anything to void your warranty but when your warranty is up you will be perfectly safe trying E15. Some experts say that a non flex vehicle can safely use up to E30 without any issues. I know someone that is running E50 in their Prius and loving it! I know many others that are running E30 in their non flex cars and love it too!

You are right...ethanol burns cleaner, is higher octane and better for the environment. Don't listen to the hogwash on here about how ethanol is bad.

It is also made out of #2 yellow field corn. Starch is removed from the kernel to make the ethanol and then the rest of the kernel is used as distillers grains to feed livestock. There is no waste that way. It's not made from the corn that we eat. That's a bogus myth spread by people that want to brainwash the public to keep you addicted to oil! I say keep our money in the US and buy fuel made in the US!
gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:12:11 PM

gVan..
"The EPA is REQUIRING that all E-15 pumps be marked with a distinct orange and black sticker to prevent inadvertent misfueling."

"How are they marking the blender pumps?"

Blender pumps have 2 hoses. A black one for Gas/E10 and yellow hoses for other blends of ethanol. If you are dispensing out of the same yellow hose and nozzle as other blends such as E30, E50, E85 from blender pumps, then there is not an issue. The issue is dispensing out of the same black hose as E10/unleaded.

There is a different E15 sticker that we use for E15 on our blenders but it is not an issue. It's not coming out of the black hose.


[Edited by: gamechanger2011 at 7/27/2013 11:12:56 PM EST]
kennyman
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:20:05 PM

corn on the cob is yummy
ggg452
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:51:55 PM

CORN IS FOR FOOD...
gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:01:25 PM

"The EPA is REQUIRING that all E-15 pumps be marked with a distinct orange and black sticker to prevent inadvertent misfueling."

How are they marking the blender pumps?
duybn
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 12:11:14 AM

rubish
WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 2:40:52 AM

"Unfortunately, they did not require a skull and crossbones. "

That would probably be more appropriate for E0 ;)
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 3:50:25 PM

Don't think there is a difficulty with pump markings on higher % ethanol pumps.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 11:49:02 PM

On Jul 14, 2013 10:44:30 PM, morris53659 wrote:

>I'm hoping that the fuel will be marked correctly.

The EPA is REQUIRING that all E-15 pumps be marked with a distinct orange and black sticker to prevent inadvertent misfueling. Unfortunately, they did not require a skull and crossbones.
forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:01:38 AM

FrankLee1 writes: I sure hope this isn't keeping you up at night.

Answer:

Nope, I have bigger concerns that this.

[Edited by: forresj at 7/15/2013 8:01:59 AM EST]
forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:59:12 AM

WhiskeyBurner writes: If it's warrantied, just stick with no more than E10.......once that warranty is up, go ahead and try E15 or higher blends, that's what I plan to do with my Jeep.

Stickyvalves writes: So don't buy any higher content E fuels. It's that simple.

Answer:
Yes, I'm hoping that some gas stations will still have E10 blends.
forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:52:59 AM

goldseeker writes: Can you even buy E15 in Delaware?

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No, but I know it's just a matter of time.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 2:13:37 AM

Can you even buy E15 in Delaware?
WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:22:29 AM

If it's warrantied, just stick with no more than E10.......once that warranty is up, go ahead and try E15 or higher blends, that's what I plan to do with my Jeep.
morris53659
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 11:44:30 PM

My owners manual says the same,no more than 10% ethanol. It will be interesting what will happen to our vehicles. I'm hoping that the fuel will be marked correctly.
FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 10:23:07 AM

I sure hope this isn't keeping you up at night.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 8:55:23 AM

So don't buy any higher content E fuels. It's that simple.
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