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Who wants ethanol-free E0 pure-gas?

Read petitioner comments below- Engine types that require, want or need E0 pure gas.
Data for informational purposes only - A petition summary will be available when submissions have ended.  

Premininary Petition Data Summary:  Examples of actual details submitted on engine (motor) types, in the petition section that asks:
"I own or use engine(s) that require and/or perform best on NON-alcohol fuel types, including:"


The engine owners who want E0 pure gas is usually because:
(1) They have experienced problems and/or engine damage from use of E10 and
(2) Engine manufacturer recommends E0 gas, and warns against use gas with any ethanol, (especially older engines).
To limit space we have not repeated the responses for the same exact engine. Example: "2009 Evinrude E-Tec outboard" was included in many petitions submitted, but we will only list it once.  Responses sorted by engine type, manufacturer (alphabetical), year, and onward. See Fuel-Testers notes/comments at end.

Ethanol-Free Fuel Choice Petition is still active - Sign petition here:
View manufacturer (ethanol) engine recommendations published in 2003 and 2006, by Herman and Associates and RFA (Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Org.).

AIRCRAFT -Engine Owners That Need/Require MoGas WithOUT Alcohol:
(STC certified airplanes are approved and certified for use of auto-gas - Alcohol-free gas has always been the FAA standard for aircraft).

1978 Cessna 152, 1974 Cessna 172 (Airplane), 1975 Cessna,
Lycoming Aircraft Engine, 1978 93 Octane,
Piper J3 Cub -1946 model (submitted by D.B Mendon, VT 05701),
Rotax 912ULS 100HP (submitted by W.C. Fresno, CA 93727),
Rotax 912ULS 100HP, 912 Rotax 2007 airplane 93 oct,
General comments submitted: Rotax Aircraft Engines, All;
"Also own 1 20hp 2 cycle ultralight aircraft engine -absolutely NO ETHANOL ALLOWED".

Lists (data from E0 Fuel Petition) continued below...

FUEL CHOICE PETITION RESPONSES: Engine types that need or require E0 pure-gas...
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Autos - Vehicles - Automobiles
Audi auto, 
2011 BMW X5, 2010 BMW, 2008 BMW M3, 2003 BMW M3 - S54B32, 1972 BMW,
2006 Chevrolet Impala 3.6 liter V6. 2002,  2004 Chevy Express 3500 6.0 liter, Chevrolet Silverado 4.8 liter,
Chevy motor home,
Chevy corvettes: 2006 Corvette, 1970 Corvette, 1962 Corvette, 1958 Corvette collector car, 1956 Corvette,
2003 Chrysler 3.8l fuel injection,
2005 Dodge Magnum, 2003 Dodge Durango, 1970 Dodge 318,
2011 Ford F150 Ecoboost, 2009 Ford Fusion 2.3 Duratec, Ford F150 2005 V8,
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L v6 SOHC, "5.4L 06 Ford, 2005 F150 - gas recommended by Ford is regular gas",
2005 Ford Mustang GT, "2001 2.2L Ford recommended fuel is E-5", 2002 ford 4.6,
2000 Ford F-150 5.4 liter engine, 1999 Ford Windstar 3.8 liter, Ford Windstar 96, 1993 Ford ranger truck, 1992 5.8L Ford F150, 92 Ford Pickup truck, 1991 Ford Aerostar, 90 ford f150, 1990 Ford 302ci, 1989 Ford f 150, "1988 Ski Natique Ford 351 Windsor No ethanol", 1981 Ford 351 Windsor, 76 Ford F250 460ci, 72 Ford, 64 Ford, 1961 ford starliner; Year not specified (Ford auto angines):  ford fusion 3.0 V6,
Ferrari 348,
GMC 1998 Yukon,
HONDA ACCORD 1999, 92 Honda Prelude 2.2L vtec, 96 Honda Prelude 2.2L vtec
1966 Land Rover Series IIa, 1951 Land Rover Series I
2004 Lexus LS430, 1993 MB 400E, 
1966 Lotus,
Mazda 1.8 4cyl 1995, 1985 Mazda RX7 GSL-SE 13B Rotary Engine,
2003 Mercedes SLK 320 V6, Mercedes-Benz clk-430
2010 Mini Cooper S, 2002 Mini Cooper (92 octane), 2002 MINI Cooper S - 92 Octane
2002 Nissan Maxima, 2003 Nissan Sentra *See Note below.
1970 Olds Cutlass,
2004 supercharged Pontiac Grand Prix (pure gas), 1968 Pontiac GTO, 1950 Pontiac Straight 8,
"2007 Porsche recommends no ethanol", 2004 Porsche, 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, 91 Octane non-ethanol fuel, 1984 Porsche 911, 1984 Porsche 911, 1973 Porsche 911 - 93 Octane, 1979 Porsche 924 - Regular, 1967 Porsche 912 - Premium, Early aircooled Porsche engines (93 octane), porsche auto classic models,
2006 Saturn Vue,
"2007 Subaru, Recommends 87 Octane greater than 10% Ethanol voids warranty".
2010 Toyota Yaris (3 extra MPG on 100% gas vs E10), 2002 Toyota Tundra 4.7 v8, TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 2002,
1988 Volvo 244dl, 1988 Volvo 2.3l engine fuel injection, 1989 volvo 2.3l fuel injection, 1977 volvo 2.1 fuel injection, 1977 volvo 245dl,
VW 1.8 Turbo, 1998 Yukon  - List in progress -

Boats - Marine

BRP/OMC/Evinrude/Johnson: 2009 Evinrude outboard E-Tec, 2006 Evinrude 225 hp H.O; 1995 Evinrude outboard, evinrude 8 hp outboard, "89 evinrude marine  my 94 twin 454 call for non ethanol", 1992 60hp Evinrude, 1987 Evinrude Outboard motor 150 hp, 1986 OMC 4.3L, 1977 omc 55 hp, 1974 Johnson Outboard, "1974 Evinrude 9.5 HP outboard, reccommended 87 octane 50:1 mix, leaded fuel as well", 1959 Evinrude 10 hp outboard,
350 Chevy Marine engine,
Chevrolet 454 Boat Engines with fiberglass fuel tanks,
2009 Evinrude outboard E-Tec, 1995 Evinrude outboard, evinrude 8 hp outboard,
Force marine engine 85 hp,
1975 Glastron boat,
Honda 4 stroke outboard,
Mariner 15 hp outboard,
Mercury 250 HP marine outboard, 2009 115 Mercury Optimax Outboard, 1998 Mercury 9hp
1979 115 and 8 HP Mercury outboard,
2007 Suzuki Marine outboard,
1989 Volvo 245dl outboard motor,
2009 Yamaha AR230HO (Boat), Yamaha 701cc 2 stroke, 2000 Yamaha 70 hp 2 stroke outboard,
- marine engines all years.
- "Evinrude, 150 hp, ETec outboard engine, recommends non-ethanol fuel if available, up to 10% ethanol if available, and warns of hazards to engine of using ethanol containing fuel. Have had 2 catastrophic engine failures in 5 years due to ethanol contamination". - List in progress -

Lawn & Small Gas-Powered Equipment, Generators

B&S (Briggs & Stratton) 2 HP,
briggs and stration engine 2002 carb.
1998 generator briggs and stration engine carb.
Craftsman Mower Tecumseh Engine, 2 cycle -2002
1990s vintage Homelite Chain Saw, 2002 Homelight Leaf Blower,
John Deere Mower,
1993 Kawasaki Lawnmower engine,
1990 Murray 38" Lawn Mower , 2008 Hand Mower
2010 Poulan Chain Saw, Poulan 18" chain saw,
Ryobi weed trimmer
Sears Craftsman 48" riding mower, Sears garden tractor - chain saw - weed eater, Sears Craftsman 48" riding mower B&S 16 HP,
Sears push mower B&S 5 HP,
Stihl Chain Saw, 2-1975 sthil chain saws,
2003 Snapper Lawn Mower (2),
1996 Tecumseh,
Toro lawn and garden equipment,
Start Trimmer (1970's vintage) - List in progress...

Motorcycles -  Scooters

Three pre-1980 vintage classic motorcycles,
Baja SC150
BMW 2008 motorcycle,
BMW 2009 G650GS 650cc, 50hp, fuel injected
BMW 1995R100RT (1000cc, 60HP, carburetors).
1995 Harley Davidson,
1973 Honda motorcycle, 1972 Honda SL350, 1971 Honda SL350,
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan, 1991 Kawasaki motorcycle, 1986 kawasaki,
Suzuki c-50 motorcycle
1974 Triumph motorcycle
2008 Yamaha FJR1300 1995 Yamaha Vmax, Yamaha 1985 700 Virago motorcycle,
- List in progress...

Snowmobiles - ATVs

"Four Arctic Cat Snowmobiles 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008 suggested 89 octane NON- alcohol",
Honda Rubicon ATV, 1999 honda atv,
2011 Polaris Rush 800, 2011 Polaris 600 Rush, 09 Polaris IQ 550 shift, 2007 Polaris 600 IQLX, 2006 Polaris Fusin 600HO, 1998 250 Trailboss Polaris, 1989 Polaris Indy 488,
2006 Ski Doo GSX Limited 800, 2005 Ski-Doo Renegade 800HO, 2001 ski doo mxzx 800 2stroke snowmobile, 1998 Ski-Doo Formula 500, 1997 ski doo machz 780 2stoke snowmobile, 1995 Ski-Doo Formula 500,
seven snowmobiles between the years 1979-1983,
2004 and 2006 ATV's,
- List in progress - Check back again...
Tractors and Farming

briggs&stratton garden tractor 1999, 1950 Ford 8N tractor,
- List in progress - Check back again...

General Engine Type Description Comments:

- "All 6 of my vehicles are pre 2001. Lawnmower, weedeater, trimmer, leaf blower are 2 cycle."
- "…Almost everything I own runs poorly with this Ethanol added Motorcycles Lawn tractor lawn mower and even my pickup truck is getting worse MPG and seems like less power…" (P.P. Sanford NC 27330)
- "marine engines all years"

Other Comments submitted - Data about engine type:

* "2003 Nissan Sentra states in manual that oxygenated blends with more than 10% ETHANOL ARE NOT TO BE USED AND EVEN 10% BLEND IS NOT RECOMMENDED IF YOU CAN GET NON-ETHANOL GAS SINCE THE ENGINE, IT'S PARTS, AND FUEL LINES ARE NOT ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND OXYGENATED GAS BLENDS (LIKE ETHANOL AND METHANOL BLENDS). FURTHERMORE, THE MANUAL STATES CERTAIN PROBLEMS THAT CAN OCCUR FROM USING ETHANOL BLENDS AND IN FACT MY ENGINE IS SUFFERING THESE PROBLEMS (stalling and hard to start when engine is at normal operating temperature). The manual urges that if these problems happen one should stop using the ethanol or methanol blend immediately, but unfortunately I do not have that liberty since all stations in my area and in all areas I travel through only sell ethanol gasoline blends..." (C.M. Altoona, PA 16602)

"1950 Ford 8N tractor, 1950 Pontiac Straight 8, 1964 F-600, 1969 Plymouth Barrauda, 1969 Honda CB750, 1978 VW Bus, 1971 Honda CB450, 1978 Honda CB 750, numerous small 2-stroke engines on weed wackers, gargen (garden) tillers, chainsaw, two outboard motors none of which can tolerate ethanol tainted gasoline" (C.C. Gardner, LA 71431).

"I have had problems with my gas powered drain cleaning equipment and generators at my plumbing company. I also have vintage motorcycles that have given me problems with floats sticking from swelling up and gas leaks that get quite scary when dripping on a hot engine."

"My 50hp Mercury engine will NOT run smoothly on E10 gas, and ,Now I can NOT find any gay without it!!!"

"The lack of availability of non-ethanol gas for my airplane used in a rural area presents a serious safety issue, as aviation fuel may simply be too far away to safely obtain". (D.B. Mendon, VT 05701)

"I own an craft (aircraft) that is designed to run on Ethanol free mogas. I don't appreciate being told what fuel I should burn especially when there's proof that Ethanol has pollutants twice that od ethanol free gasoline."

Note: Fuel-testers rarely will correct any typos or misspellings submitted in petitioner's responses - Please spell-check before submitting petition and check email address - Plus, if email is not valid we will not include your petition in final report to be distributed to the EPA, ACE, RFA, key legislators and politicians, varied organizations or groups including petroleum/oil/gas industry, engine manufacturers...and more).

More Statements and Comments Submitted in Petition responses:
Note: These comments should not have been included in the engine type section; Petition offers separate space for general details and comments; But, since respondent included info under engine type, we will include it here too.

"E10 fuel has damaged my small engines, necessitating expensive repairs. E10 fuel has reduced my auto's gas mileage by 10-20%. I had chance to add pure gasoline to 1/2 tank of E10 and my mileage increased 10% by actual measurement. E10 is not saving on oil - the reduced performance and mileage more than offset the 10% reduction of gasoline in a gallon of E10. It is hurting - not helping the consumption of oil in the US." (C.S. Fort White, Fl 32038).

"The Government and American Auto companies need to quite make Gas Sucking SUVs. Or Make SUV Hybrids that get 48 to 54 mpg combined mileage like a Toyota Prius..." (A.B. Farmington Hills, MI 48335).

"The Ethanol clearly doesn't help the consumer at any level. Although I do agree with alternative fuels, this ethanol is not any good. NOT only is it a waste of regular gas (takes 2 gallons of regular unleaded to make 1 gallon of ethanol fuel) it also damages engines and the consumers don't want this crap. Please do the right thing." (S.C. Orlando, FL, 32822)

"I strongly agree that everyone should have a choice in this matter. If we really lived in a democracy, the people of this country would be able to vote on this issue and not get it rammed down our throats by politicians." (G.P. Mesquite, Texas 75150)

Other Interesting Comments:

"Additional $300 of fuel system related maintenance since 2009 per year. Additional documented $780 per year of added fuel consumption due to lower gas mileage…" (AZ, Debary FL 32713)


The broad range in engine types/models listed by petitioners certainly supports that non-ethanol fuel availability must be protected for the future. SIGN PETITION NOW: Web page address: http://fueltestkit.com/fuel_choice_petition.html

We know that many experience unnecessary problems with E10 gas solely because the gas sold was contaminated (over-blended above 10% alcohol and/or water-contaminated).
In other words, many of the engines listed should not have had problems with E10 - Especially newer autos that have been designed to safely run on fuels blended with up to 10% ethanol (legal limit).

Since laws and regulations that monitor the quality and percent of ethanol in gas sold are non-existent or minimal at best, we strongly encourage you to test gas to prevent unnecessary problems.

The responses received so far certainly support that the rising ethanol mandates need to be re-evaluated
Consumers must reclaim and defend their right to buy E0 gasoline everywhere.

We hope this preliminary information is helpful to you and others. Check back soon for more petition responses and results -

Note: When responder does not include model details, it's possible that we sorted result into wrong engine section. EG. Honda makes autos, motorcycles, boats and more - If respondent only writes "1999 Honda" we have no way of knowing which engine type it is. We have not taken the time to correct typos submitted...

REQUEST FINAL PETITION RESULTS/SUMMARY -(Will be available when we stop accepting petitions).

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Motorcycles/Bikers - See resources page  to locate ethanol-free fuel + test gas...
Protect your boat - Check fuel for ethanol, especially before winterizing/storage.
E0 pure-gas is best for lawn and small gas powered equipment - Test gas to confirm no ethanol.
Mercedes Benz C300 flex fuel auto should run well on all ethanol blends of gas.
Tractors and farming equipment are exempt from mandatory ethanol in gas in most states.
sportstar-100hp_rotax-airplane -Permission from aerodynamic_aviation
Ford F150 pickup truck-E10 gas dramatically decreases MPG.
1967 ford-mustang-Classic cars experience the most problems with e10 ethanol blends of fuel.
Protect your engine from gas contaminated with water and excess alcohol .
Engine Manufacturers Have Issued Warnings About Gasoline With Ethanol Alcohol - E10 E15 fuel types...
Too many engine owners have experienced problems and unnecessary expense from forced use of E10 gasoline now sold at more than 90% of gas stations - View examples of warnings issued.
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