Questions tagged [ethanol]

An alcohol often used as a gasoline additive.

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Ethanol or non-Ethanol?

Where I live gas is at $2.50 at 10% Ethanol at 87 octane and $2.90 for non-ethanol at 89 octane per gallon. I understand that smaller engines do not do well on ethanol. Is the loss of efficiency from ...
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E10 petrol safety

I sometimes visit Finland taking my car, though I am not living there. There's a kind of petrol marked E10. Somewhere I've read that this kind of petrol can be harmful for some kind of cars (for the ...
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Can I safely use E10 95 octane unleaded in motorbikes?

I live in a country where unleaded 95 octane fuel is disappearing in favour of its 10% ethanol-blended counterpart: 95 octane E10. The only non-ethanol unleaded alternative is unleaded 98 octanes. Now,...
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Can I fill my gas tank with E30 without any problems?

Can I fill my gas tank with E30? I notice others with my car doing it but I want to make sure before I do that.
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CEL comes on when using fuel with ethanol

I have 3 Ford vehicles: a 2001 Taurus, a 2006 Taurus, and a 2008 Explorer. All of them have V6 engines. The check engine light for all 3 comes on at times. If I use gasoline without ethanol, the CEL ...
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Is Stabil ethanol treatment a suitable alternative to ethanol-free gas?

I'm not a fan of the E10 ethanol-blended fuel (10% ethanol/90% gasoline) that is extremely common here in the US. I'm no expert, but I've heard and read that it is often damaging when used in either ...
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Need explanation on Commanded EGR and ethanol%

There are 2 PIDs listed in this Wiki page - Commanded EGR and ethanol%. I have tried getting the values from some cars but have not succeeded. I am curious to know what do these 2 PIDs mean? Can ...
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Why is there no drop-in biogasoline like there is drop-in biodiesel (e.g. NEXBTL)?

I have always wondered why there is no drop-in biogasoline like there is drop-in biodiesel. For example, NEXBTL by Neste can be run at 100% mixture in conventional diesel engines. It is different from ...
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Does E85 fuel increase oil consumption?

I have a 2003 Opel Meriva which I run on 50% gas / 50% E85. According to my own experience and Meriva forums, this is about as much ethanol as the engine can take without tripping the engine ...
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Would ethanol-free gasoline avoid damage related to low usage?

My Mom recently got a brand new Tacoma and the dealer told her that she might want to consider Ethanol-free gas as it would prevent the engine from becoming "jacked up" (damaged) if not driven for a ...
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I accidentally fueled my car with E10 (10% ethanol). What should I do next?

So I have a 2000 Honda Civic LX that is around 130k miles now. In Las Vegas, I put E10 (I hadn't known what it was before this...), and had to get it fixed. The engine light had started blinking and ...
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What percentage of ethanol can my ford take?

What is the highest percentage of ethanol my car can take? I have a ford escape 2007. I have been putting in either 10% or 20%. Thank you
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Small Engine Storage

I get conflicting info concerning small 4-cycle engine storage and would appreciate any recommendations. My snowthrower is stored in the off season April thru Oct. The manual for the engine says run ...
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Can I use 10% ethanol gasoline on equipment that recommends against it?

Not as simple as the title suggests.. I wouldn't hesitate to drive a few more miles to find ethanol-free gas for the snow blower and generator, but there is none to be found. After looking around ...
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What is E85 gasoline and how can I avoid it?

My new mower says not to use E85 gasoline. What is E85 gasoline, why should I avoid it, and how do I know if I'm buying it?
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Is it even possible to buy gasoline anymore that does not contain ethanol in the US?

I can't remember the last time I went to a gas station and it didn't have a notice that the gas contained some quantity of ethanol. As I understand it, ethanol is harder on my engine than regular ...