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Old 12-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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humm not sure but I thought I read someplace that the E15 is 98 octane.....
Well, then, since the owner's manual specifies 87 octane as a minimum number the use of E15 wouldn't be a "warranty-voiding fluid" event.

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #16
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Francesca I found a link to a Toyota Camry Manual regarding gas to use. Reads in part:

"Use only gasoline containing a maximum of 10% ethanol.

DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline that could contain more than 10% ethanol, including from any pump labeled E15, E30, E50, E85 (which are only some examples of fuel containing more than 10% ethanol)."

A little picture in the manual shows E15 as having 15% ethanol.

The Toyota Tacoma manual may have had something the same in it as above and perhaps I just didnt look hard enough through it.

But back to your original question in regards to asking to see something from a car maker that makes the warranty void assertion - it sure looks like with the way Toyota has worded their warranty and their manuals & signage on their gas caps, that using E15 might be a real bad idea ;-)
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Ok you got me curious and I went back and checked. Sure enough page 570 of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma manual reads: "Use only gasoline containing a maximum of 10% ethanol.
DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline
that could contain more than 10% ethanol, including from any pump labeled
E15, E30, E50, E85 (which are only
some examples of fuel containing more
than 10% ethanol)."
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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We've been using 10% ethanol gas November-March for about four years now in Oregon. Crappy MPG. 10% Ethanol Blend Mandated in Oregon Beginning Tuesday - Salem-News.Com
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We've been using 10% ethanol gas November-March for about four years now in Oregon. Crappy MPG. 10% Ethanol Blend Mandated in Oregon Beginning Tuesday - Salem-News.Com
Yup we have had to use 10% Ethonal gas here in Canada for a number of years as well.
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Missouri requires 10% Ethonol in their unleaded regular and above. The corn growers are happy, I'm sure the gas distributors are happy (less MPG), the small places that repair older chain saws, lawn mowers, and other gadgets are happy. The animal farmers are not happy as corn (which is a suppliment in most feeds) is too expensive to buy, everyone has had to replace small engine gadgets.
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Would adding dry gas when you fill up with E15 help?

DryGas is more Alcohol.

Not good for 2012 or older cars.

Not true. I have a 2007 Flex Fuel that adjust all the way up to E85.
So what should a person do (I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota) who uses E15 to prevent problems if they use it?
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So what should a person do (I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota) who uses E15 to prevent problems if they use it?
I suppose a better question would be why would you use it?
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Ok you got me curious and I went back and checked. Sure enough page 570 of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma manual reads: "Use only gasoline containing a maximum of 10% ethanol.
DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline
that could contain more than 10% ethanol, including from any pump labeled
E15, E30, E50, E85 (which are only
some examples of fuel containing more
than 10% ethanol)."
Good job!

Now here's hoping that folks read both their owner's manuals AND the labels at the pump!


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Good job!
Now here's hoping that folks read both their owner's manuals AND the labels at the pump!
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Read the manual?? Seriously?? Why? the auto makers have put signs on the gas caps of cars they dont want E15 being used in .... once again no need to waste time actually reading ones manual!
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Read the manual?? Seriously?? Why? the auto makers have put signs on the gas caps of cars they dont want E15 being used in .... once again no need to waste time actually reading ones manual!


I myself am not immune from "can't read" syndrome:

I once put gas in our diesel truck 'cause the gas station had left the "green nozzle" on the pump after they switched it to gasoline...

If there's a wrong way to do something, believe you me: I've done it!

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