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Sunday, August 12, 2012

E15 Fuel Becomes Problem for Motorcyclists

The NY Times has an article about the new EPA requirement to begin using E15 fuel.

Although E15 is not yet mandated for motorcycles, it becomes a problem when dispensed in a hose through which both E10 and E15 run.

If E15 remains in the hose from the previous customer, it mixes with the E10 causing a higher than E10 concentration for a motorcycle. The EPA wants to require that a minimum purchase of 4 gallons be made. This immediately becomes a big problem for motorcyclists.

Read the complete article by Matthew L. Wald.

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