Re: AAA: Government Mandated 15% Ethanol Blend Damages Engines
Because it is hygroscopic, ethanol 'pulls' in whatever the moisture has in it.
Water attracts dust, dirt and micro-organisms, ethanol attracts water, and presto!, crap gas.
This isn't a problem for newer systems which are sealed or pressurized, but older systems and gravity fed systems will suffer.
As I stated, ethanol was NEVER a good idea, and it's benefits are in fact, unproven in a purely scientific view.
The reason we have cleaner air is because of higher effiency vehicles and other fuel additives as well as catalytic converters and so on.
Ethanol's part of the equation is bogus, and poppycock.
You are what you do, when it counts.