Date registered: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560 SL - Signal Red & Palomino; 2011 C-300 - Black on Black 4MATIC
Location: Central CT area
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E-10 has long been directly linked to issues in both autos and small engines, marine engines. etc. - it is obvously harmful; why is aviation is excused from this nonsense - at the end of the day no matter which side you are the facts speak for themselves and the USG won't force it in avgas as they cannot have that kind of safety risk. E-15 being forced in the way the article describes will be nothing short of a nightmare for all of the above.
One can read a tremendous amount of information on Ethanol on the AACA forums. Glad to see AACA finaly took a stand against Ethanol, as E-10 has been causing issues with carburated cars for a couple of years, E-15 will likely force more than a few off the road, or greatly limit their roadability at best.
Great article, which illustrates how the current administration, in conjunction with a very powerful lobby for big farming, and the green extremists have come together to jam a very poor, ineffective solution down the throats of the public. If this had no impact why would manufacturers of autos and other engines band together to fight it? Trying to straddle the line of not going too political here as that is for OT, I guess, but this is an issue vintage owners should educate themselves on, our window to fight this is closing quickly, and current administration could not care less about hobbyists or other people using small engines, marine, etc. To me, this is the biggest threat to the future of the collector car hobby and will do next to nothing for overall energy conservation/green initiatives if that keeps you up nights.
1989 Mercedes 560 SL
1930 Ford A Roadster
1914 Ford T Speedster
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