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I would suggest that the original problem was not the use of E10 (the vast majority of all gas sold in the US is E10 fuel due to federal mandate), but rather you received a ration of bad gas which probably had water in it, or was old gas (had been sitting for a while without new gas infused in the mix). I don't think there are any remnants of the bad gas in ...


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This is unrelated to the use of E10. Almost all, if not all modern vehicles can use E10. Concentrations above 10% Ethanol, E15 for example can cause problems in cars not designed for it. What you are describing is a misfire, and it's likely cause is in the ignition side. Spark plugs, wires, etc. Check for history codes, if your check engine light was ...


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Ethanol % PID is the cars best guess at the ethenol level is in the fuel. This is more common on E85 Vehicles. Commanded EGR is what the car wants the EGR valve position to be at, not all cars have electronic EGR valves some are simple vacuum solenoids/diaphragms. Happend to run into a truck with an electronic EGR setting a position code. Working


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Non-ethanol gasoline will help, but won't alleviate all of the issues with the gas. The problem with ethanol based gasoline is that it absorbs water. When it sits long enough, the water in the gas will start to corrode the gas tank. It will also start to create solids in the gas, which can clog fuel filters and damage fuel pumps and possibly even the ...


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I cannot answer as to the "effects" if you're talking about preventing corrosion due to the ethanol, but I can answer as to a performance aspect. Ethanol-blended fuel exacerbates vapor lock and fuel percolation in my '57 Chevrolet, which is carbureted. Adding the Stabil treatment does nothing to change that, so I seek out ethanol-free gas, even though it ...


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The E85 should not have any effect on oil consumption. E85 is just a fuel. It is my suggestion your vehicle is just getting to a stage where it is using more oil, either through burning (past the rings) or leaking out onto the ground past seals or gaskets. Another thought may be that you were actually using the oil before you started using E85, but didn't ...


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E10 gasoline (or Petrol) is a common term for gasoline which has approximately 10% ethanol mixed in as an oxygenating agent. Most vehicles can use this as fuel without issue, especially newer vehicles. The only problem arises when fuel gets above this level into the 15%+ range, as this level of ethanol can start degrading soft parts throughout the fuel ...


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As I understand it, Stabil simply coats the fuel system to protect against ethanol damage over time. Ethanol free gas eliminates the most damaging element of fuel and is thus the ideal solution. I put ethanol free fuel in all of my small engines that sit for any prolonged period of time and have had zero problems.


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Background I wouldn't be worried about petroleum companies will suddenly depreciate their products from the marketplace and supplant the current product lines with a fuel that won't be consumable by your Prius. The global impact and loss of profits would be devastating to the global economy as well as the petroleum product provider. I think more of a ...


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My snowthrower is stored in the off season April thru Oct. The manual for the engine says run the engine 'til dry, remove the spark plug and shoot in some WD40.That is what I do. But the manual for the thrower itself says fill up the tank and add a stabilizer since air and moisture in an empty tank can cause corrosion and other issues. Which is better? If ...


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Ultimately it depends on upon the motorcycle. Here's a couple of things to consider though: Ethanol requires a lower air / fuel ratio to burn, as stated on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoichiometry#Stoichiometric_air-to-fuel_ratios_of_common_fuels. Using E10 will effectively lean out the mixture compared to 100% gasoline, which has a higher ideal af ...


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small engines don't need the extra octane and the extra octane won't produce any higher efficiency. However, non-ethanol gas doesn't attract water link ethanol gas, so it doesn't corrode the inside of the carb. That's why it's preferred. But you still need to add fuel stabilizer if you're going to keep it in the tank more than a month.


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I would suggest you could get this to work, however, it may be a lot more trouble than what it's worth. Please note: I'm not a chemist (nor did I sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night). Please read what I've written with that in mind. According to this website what you are suggesting would work. Ethanol absorbs water, which also means, ethanol is ...


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Consider this: What costs $2.50 per gallon of E10 costs $2.50 / 0.9 = $2.7778 per gallon of actual gasoline in it. So, if you're wondering if the smaller energy content of ethanol is an issue, don't! Even if the ethanol had actually no energy content in it, the E10 would be cheaper per unit energy. In reality, the energy content of ethanol is perhaps ...


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Most probably your car is compatible. But you should check it to be sure. Here is a web site dedicated for this purpose http://www.e10bensiini.fi/en You can also check this information from your car manufacturer pages. If you can't be sure, you can always use the 98 E5 petrol. The price is really close and if you are just visiting sometimes it may be the ...


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If your car is designated as a "flex-fuel" vehicle, it will be just fine. However, if it wasn't, don't run anything greater than E10 fuel (10% ethanol). E30 is 30% ethanol by volume, which will degrade sealing components and soft parts in the fuel system if the vehicle was not designed to take it. Ethanol is caustic to these parts by nature. While you won't ...


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Regular vehicles can handle 10% ethanol without too much of an issue. This is the normal blend (E10) which is required by the US government (I don't know what is specified elsewhere in the world). Unless your vehicle was specifically setup as a "flex-fuel" vehicle, it won't be able to deal with more than that. Ethanol fuel itself is usually an 85% ethanol/...


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