The gasoline guy who came into work wasn't opec. I don't remember what he did. He told me there wasn't a car on the streets today (which was maybe five years ago now, maybe a bit less) that couldn't handle up to 10% ethanol in the gas. I told him I drive a '92 Ford Taurus wagon. He said, "Uh, find pure gas?"
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Based on that, I wouldn't dismiss older cars not liking E15 as coming from opec. Those cars weren't designed to run on crapanol. They were designed to run on gasoline. Not ethanol or cornaline or gasahol or any other crudded-around additive-gas. And while the newer cars aren't so unforgiving of 10%, I would be looking for alternatives to higher.
Thank you QT for offering clean 100% gas at your new station!
2005 Canyon Red Piaggio BV200 198cc
2013 Ingot Silver Ford Focus hatchwagon 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual CDT (whatever all that jargon means)
(gone, but still in my heart) 1992 Seafoam Green Ford Taurus wagon 3.8L V6
Kat, you're engine is running 12to1 compression ratio, you need to use premium gas even if it's as you say crapanol, you will not get optimal performance if you don't , plus there is nothing in"your" engine or components that will be harmed by the ethanol. Still I hate ethanol