The Effects of Ethanol Gasoline Blends in Cars, Boats, and Small Engines
The blending of ethanol into gasoline across the nation is now a common practice due to recent EPA mandates for 10% ethanol blends. These mandates are aimed at improving air quality and reducing air pollution from fuel emissions, which ethanol blends achieve through the lowering of harmful emissions. But ethanol causes major issues for consumers, who face loss of mileage, storage issues and a tendency for ethanol to corrode plastic and fiberglass tanks and parts, especially in marine applications.
Water accumulation in gas tank
Deposit build up
Loss of power
Lower fuel mileage
Corrode internal engine components
Contaminents in fuel system
Fuel phase separation
Encourages microbial growth in fuel
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This post was published on August 31, 2010 and was updated on November 19, 2013.