Some conventional gasolines are being blended with alcohol or an
ether compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as
oxygenated fuels. To meet clean air standards, some areas of the
United States use oxygenated fuels to help reduce emissions.
If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is unleaded and meets the
minimum octane rating requirement.
Before using an oxygenated fuel, try to confirm the fuel’s contents.
Some states/provinces require this information to be posted on the
The following are the EPA-approved percentages of oxygenates for
ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) up to 10% by volume.
You may use gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol by volume.
Gasoline containing ethanol may be marketed under the name
Do not use gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol by volume.
The use of gasoline containing a higher percentage (e.g. E15, E20,
E85) of ethanol has not been approved for use in this vehicle and
may cause starting and/or performance problems and can also
damage metal, rubber, and plastic parts of the fuel system and are
not be covered by the Distributor's Limited Warranty.
METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol) up to 5% by volume.
You may use gasoline containing up to 5% methanol by volume as
long as it also contains cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors to protect
the fuel system. Gasoline containing more than 5% methanol by
volume may cause starting and/or performance problems. It may
also damage metal, rubber, and plastic parts of your fuel system.
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