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E15 Fuel Has Been Approved For
will be felt differently by motorists and powersports enthusiasts.
As I write this
month's Tech Talk, the U.S. nationwide average price
for a gallon of gasoline is $3.85. On May 8, the Energy Information
Administration (EIA) released a revised forecast for gas prices
during the summer driving season (April through September)
that predicts the average price will drop to $3.79. That's
good news for all of us, whether filling up for the daily
commute or planning a longer road trip. Regardless of what
vehicle you drive, it's likely that maximizing fuel economy
and extending engine life are high priorities. In fact, a
2011 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center
found the "age of the average car driven by respondents
has increased to eight years," with 23 percent of motorists
surveyed driving cars from the 1990s. And for those planning
on purchasing a new or newer model, 62 percent expected their
next vehicles to have better fuel economy than their previous
Motorists are demanding
more from newer vehicles and also want their current vehicles
to last longer, but new government mandates might make achieving
higher efficiencies more difficult.
In April 2012,
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the sale
of E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) for cars
and trucks manufactured in 2001 or later. This extended by
six years a 2010 waiver permitting the use of motor gasoline
blends containing up to 15 percent ethanol in 2007 and newer
vehicles. All other gas-powered engines, such as those on
boats, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, motorcycles and off-road
vehicles, are prohibited from using E15. This means that the
current E10 (10 percent ethanol/90 percent gasoline) blended
fuel, sold at more than 90 percent of service stations nationwide,
remains the de facto choice for owners of model year 2000
and older vehicles and other gas-powered engines. The exception
to this being flex-fuel vehicles compatible with E85 (85 percent
ethanol/15 percent gasoline).
resisted the new E15 ruling, arguing that their vehicles -
new and old - aren't designed to accommodate gasoline
containing 15 percent ethanol. Service station owners have
concerns about potential liability issues arising from consumers
using the wrong ethanol blend and are worried about the costs
of retrofitting gas pumps or installing new ones to make E15
While the future
of E15 is uncertain, ethanol-blended fuels are here to stay.
Ethanol has been used for decades as a gasoline additive because
it burns cleaner than gasoline. The downside to ethanol is
its fuel economy and perfor¬mance. Ethanol produces less
energy than gasoline. According to the EIA, "A gallon
of ethanol has only two-thirds the energy of a gallon of conventional
gasoline, and the number of miles traveled by a given vehicle
per gallon of fuel is directly proportional to the energy
contained in the fuel." In addition, studies have shown
fuel systems containing plastic or rubber components can be
damaged by ethanol exposure. There are also problems at the
molecular level. Ethanol and gasoline do not form chemical
bonds and ethanol is highly attracted to water. Even small
amounts of water entering the fuel supply can break the weak
ethanol-to-water bond and separate (phase separation). This
suspension falls to the bottom of the fuel tank and can increase
engine temperatures and cause engine damage. Less energy per
gallon and phase separation are just two of the problems inherent
with ethanol-blended gasoline. Smaller engines face additional
maintenance and performance issues.
Because the widely
available E10 can start degrading in just 30 days, the shorter
shelf life of ethanol-blended gasoline vs. pure gasoline is
another potential problem for small-engine operation. With
equipment such as motorcycles, ATVs, boats and other less
frequently used tools like chainsaws and leaf blowers, fuel
may sit in the tank for a month or much longer between starts.
During this time gasoline absorbs water, which leads to fuel
breakdown. As gasoline degrades, gums and varnish can clog
carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. The result is decreased starting performance
and drivability issues. Most drivers fuel their passenger
vehicles more frequently than every 30 days, so gasoline breakdown
issues are less common in autos and trucks. Additionally, many newer
vehicles have computer sensors that make adjustments for high
ethanol content, but the majority of small engines lack such
technology. Fortunately for powersports enthusiasts, there
are solutions to this long-term problem.
is designed to keep water dispersed and helps combat problems
associated with ethanol-blended fuel. It also cleans deposit
build-up in fuel systems and combustion chamber components.
This means better performance and reduced impact from ethanol-blended
fuels. We all value our free time; engines need to start on
command when we get a sliver of time to get out and go. Published,
AMSOIL Magazine 06/12.
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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