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Old 06-29-2022, 12:31 PM   #1
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Honda Generator Fuel Message

Below is from an email from Honda to me today. The 3rd paragraph below--have I been wrong all along? I thought E85 was 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol? And most unleaded now is 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol.
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What kind of fuel should I use in my Honda equipment?
Honda equipment is certified and designed to run on regular unleaded gasoline.

Gasoline is allowed, by regulation, to contain a variety of additives. The same regulation limits how much of some additives, such as alcohol, can be included in the fuel and still be sold as gasoline. Honda equipment is designed for good performance and efficient operation using gasoline containing from 0 to 10% ethanol.

E85 is an alternative fuel. It is not gasoline. It is made by combining 85% ethanol with 15% gasoline. Honda equipment is not currently certified or designed to run on E85.

Always refer to your Honda owner's manual for a list of recommended fuel and the current approved additives.
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I Google it and E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gas.
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I Google it and E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gas.


Yes. Ethanol free gasoline is also labeled E0
(E -zero)
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The E in E85 stands for ethanol , so E85 is 85% ethanol 15% gas. The 15% gas make the fuel easier to ignite for cold starting in an engine. Most computerized vehicle engines can sense the E85 or mixture there of and adjust the fuel and timing for proper running. Most small engines do not have that ability.
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Old 06-29-2022, 02:45 PM   #5
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Unless your vehicle or engine is built for E 85 don’t run it because it is corrosive as hell. It will eat fuel lines rubber or metal especially if they are aluminum.
The political hacks that want to keep increasing ethanol in gasoline have no clue. Just look up what racers have to do that run E 85.
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