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Study: New E15 gas
can ruin auto engines

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:pineledger, 1/31/2013 5:48:19 AM

This week´s warm Washington temperatures had some thinking about rolling the Lawn-Boy out of the garage for the first cut of the year. And we all know what that means: Difficult starts due to E10 gas that gels when it sits. Now, according to a new study, cars and truck may face the same fate thanks to President Obama´s demand for a higher ethanol in the new E15 gas. The fuel industry´s American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on,

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Another brilliant bummer from Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 1/31/2013 5:52:58 AM     (No. 9149806)

No problem. Deduct the entire cost of any repairs from what you owe the IRS at the end of the year. The feds caused the problem, they should pay for the problem.

Congress can take any related costs directly out of the EPAs next year budget.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lala, 1/31/2013 6:01:05 AM     (No. 9149817)

Why do we tolerate this? We´re like lambs being led to the slaughter, going willingly down whatever road this community organizer wants to go. He makes these pronouncements from his throne, truly ignorant and uncaring about the consequences, and we go along. Will no one challenge his decision? Who the heck is he to tell us what kind if freaking gasoline we are allowed by his good grace to use? What kind of car, thank you dear leader, we´re allowed to drive. What happened to us? Are we not free citizens of the greatest nation to ever grace the Earth?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/31/2013 6:10:18 AM     (No. 9149830)

Everybody knows that ethanol is hard on small engines but most people believe it doesn´t to that much damage to car engines. This is just another liberal cause that wreaks havoc but is overlooked because of the cause behind it,the fictitious climate change lie.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scurfie, 1/31/2013 6:20:37 AM     (No. 9149841)

Plus the higher ethanol content the lower the mileage. It´s a lose lose.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/31/2013 6:36:01 AM     (No. 9149854)

I am waiting for someone ~ anyone ~ to stand up and tell this whackdoodle NO. Above poster is correct. Where is our leadership?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/31/2013 7:18:05 AM     (No. 9149896)

Plus it is more expensive to the government in subsidies. Without the regulation, there is no motivation to increase the ethanol content. There would probably be an optimal level where ethanol distilled from fermented sugar would be used in a free market. It does reduce knock as an alternative to higher octane.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/31/2013 7:30:57 AM     (No. 9149923)

Well - - we SHOULD be checking our engines more often - - shouldn´t we?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: provide, 1/31/2013 7:34:22 AM     (No. 9149933)

E10 shelled out a Vespa engine for me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/31/2013 7:35:01 AM     (No. 9149934)

Ummm - - for those who may blame Zippy - - remember it wa Bushie & The RINOs who had the original hit with this song.

The Pubbie pols were lined up around the block - - eagerly waiting to dish out goodies to their farmer friends. Goodies made from our stolen money.

But the bad thing is - - it´s so difficult to tell the Pubbies from the demonrats. They look and act exactly alike.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 1/31/2013 7:54:57 AM     (No. 9149984)

Around here folks use marine type gas for small engines, costs more but it saves trips to the shop. The local lawn mower shop has a thriving business with repairs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/31/2013 8:15:51 AM     (No. 9150036)

Sounds like some more of the Regime´s
"Good News/Bad News" stuff.

Like their tax Credits for ´Green´ Home Improvements. Spend $4500.00 bucks and then find out that you should have spent $5 K to get the Credit.
A taxpayer lesson in Masochism.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 1/31/2013 8:23:28 AM     (No. 9150055)

A viral email about this went out at least a month ago but is only now getting coverage, such as it is.

The ecotrolls keep trying this madcap anti-capitalist stuff like ethanol, electric cars, carbon credits, windmills, Solyndra and E15 to "save the planet", but their efforts always reveal a failure in the product itself, and a money trail usually leading directly to the Democrat campaign coffers.

Whenever you see any new product or technology that helps "the environment" or "climate change", just assume it´s another liberal boondoggle.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/31/2013 8:53:45 AM     (No. 9150124)

Put a bottle of Sta-Bil in your tank every fill-up.

Also, buy stock in Sta-Bil, it is already taking off over idiotic ideas such as this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 1/31/2013 9:05:39 AM     (No. 9150155)

But think of all the
wrench" ready jobs this will create fixing the problem. It´s a win win situation! s/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/31/2013 9:18:52 AM     (No. 9150183)

If we´re lucky E15 will be used mostly in government vehicles. This will help slow the expansion of government.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/31/2013 10:07:10 AM     (No. 9150303)

I know the Bushie who pushed for ethanol and his argument is pretty convincing. He knew all about the decrease in mileage, the fuel cost of production, the effect on food corn markets, and the potential for engine damage. The big positive is that it really did reduce our usage of foreign oil. I still disagree with him, as it is another gov´t entitlement program that is addicting ethanol producers. The free market would come up with a better solution, given the chance.

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