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15% Ethanol Gas

USEPA is proposing to allow gasoline with 15% ethanol to be available year round. This may mean that more stations will have only E-15, rather than only E10. Some manufacturer's owner's manuals specifically state whether gas with greater than 10% ethanol is acceptable. However, I can find no reference to allowable ethanol % in my 2009 Vantage V8 owner's manual. I'd like info on AM's official spec on allowable ethanol % for my Vantage.
 
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but if you find out otherwise I'm sure it's worth posting

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I've seen a few dealerships use ethanol treatments during services as preventive maintenance. They were using the BMW-branded treatment (from Chevron, if I remember correctly).
Ethanol is terrible stuff for cars that aren't specifically designed for it. You can get the treatments from any parts store and it might be worthwhile and cheap insurance against future problems.
 
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I've seen a few dealerships use ethanol treatments during services as preventive maintenance. They were using the BMW-branded treatment (from Chevron, if I remember correctly).
Ethanol is terrible stuff for cars that aren't specifically designed for it. You can get the treatments from any parts store and it might be worthwhile and cheap insurance against future problems.
unless your car was built before the early 90's your car is designed for the use of ethanol and you don't have much to worry about

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2012/1...ollector-cars/
 
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I've never let gasoline contaminated with ethanol enter the tank. It has a higher moisture content (which is why it can't be piped), lower energy content, and is a technical, policy and environmental disaster.
 
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Interesting subject ! Does anyone have experience with a brand of ethanol "treatment" that works for them in their Aston?
 
 
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