This Gasoline Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published on May 6, 2019
  • This Gasoline Will Destroy Your Car, DIY life hack and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car engine destroyed by gasoline. Car life hacks. Car destroyed by bad gasoline. Gas additives that are harmful to your car. Why many cars are having engine and car problems due to the ethanol contained in modern gasoline. The truth about gasoline used in cars. How to test your car's gasoline to make sure it's safe. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer  3 months ago +647

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    • Yuriel Astillero
      Yuriel Astillero Month ago

      Scotty, based on your opinions, is ethanol a clean fuel or clean gasoline?

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder 2 months ago

      My parents were so angry when they use to get too much ethanol in their new cars as it destroyed many parts. They ended up buying a gas tank and select fuel. I've seen ethanol destroy so many engines. Goooey. Sticky. Not good for parts. I use an addictive every other tank fill. And I watch what gas stations I fill up at.

    • Angie H
      Angie H 3 months ago

      Thanks Scotty, you make this average chick somewhat car savvy!

    • BR Gotti TV
      BR Gotti TV 3 months ago

      Scotty Kilmer still waiting on a video on 3800 motors by GM 🤔

    • Jim Richards
      Jim Richards 3 months ago

      Hi Scotty, I had this exact discussion with some folks recently. They were and I think still are convinced that the government is doing this to make them buy electric cars. I thought the jet plane contrails conspiracy was strange enough. Conspiracy theorists have invaded everything. I'm a chemist and before retiring owned an environmental testing lab testing among other things MTBE contamination. THANKS for this excellent and totally accurate explanation.

  • Cj Cj
    Cj Cj 2 days ago

    love scottys vids and would love that test kit

  • pianogus
    pianogus 8 days ago

    Scotty = automobile genius!

  • Gary Summers
    Gary Summers Month ago

    Scotty, I wish you were located in Roanoke, Virginia. We could really use you here. I have a 2013 Camry XLE with only 11000 miles. It has lost about 2/3 of its value. Keep it or sell it?

  • Matt Friese
    Matt Friese Month ago

    He filled up with shell v power? I thought that was all a scam

  • J Rosado
    J Rosado Month ago

    I agree with the whole ethanol thing although I buddy has a 95 f150 he runs 50% e85 an 50% 87 octane and so far so good but when it screws up I’ll be there with an I told u so. Lol

  • 1BigCREE1Redtail
    1BigCREE1Redtail Month ago +1

    Thankyou much for your very informative and entertaining videos!

  • William Eshelman
    William Eshelman Month ago +4

    This is my clean, non-offensive comment! Super interesting stuff Scotty! Thank you for sharing a great deal of your obviously vase experience and knowledge.

  • Cordell Moses
    Cordell Moses Month ago

    Scottykilmer v12 💪🏽

  • Donald Mack
    Donald Mack Month ago

    You are an excellent mechanic!

  • red delatorre
    red delatorre Month ago


  • Joseph She Han
    Joseph She Han 2 months ago +1

    Don't ever buy from car max? Just buy motorcycle! :-) more dependable and YOUR always in the. Elements!! :-)

  • JhonnydasBR
    JhonnydasBR 2 months ago

    @Scotty Kilmer 1 Question: can i use that test on European gasoline or is it a "US gas only" thing?

  • twangthing
    twangthing 2 months ago

    I heard that Stabil, which is used mainly for keeping gas fresh for long periods will actually help remove moisture from the fuel that has ethanol, much like dry gas would. I ha e never had anything but good luck using it mostly in my bike and lawnmower and occasional cleaners like techtron are recommended. I almost never have carb or FI problems, preventative maintenance is super cheap compared to repairs!

  • MrTilbin
    MrTilbin 2 months ago

    Did you ask if the customer was adding anything to their fuel? Like octane booster, seafoam, or Lucus or anyother kind of cleaner?

  • Artkidtek
    Artkidtek 2 months ago

    i cannot stop listening to this guy. i just watch Scott Kilmer videos all day, and animal videos and new movie trailers on TVclip during my free time lol

  • Dave Vaters
    Dave Vaters 2 months ago

    Wondering how much of a difference ethenol would make in a carbureted engine like my Honda Shadow? All the pumps around my town (Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada) have between 10 and 15% and is there any additives I can use to lower the percentage to make my bike run better?

  • an hbrds
    an hbrds 2 months ago

    Very informative. Cheers from the Philippines!

  • sigma six
    sigma six 2 months ago

    this is better than hanging around a garage all day to get tips from your mechanic... great stuff Scottie! yer the baddest 'badass' out there...

  • Red White & Blue
    Red White & Blue 2 months ago

    I wanna win!

  • John Silver
    John Silver 2 months ago

    So what happens if your gas station's gas is 17% instead of 10% ? Are't the states supposed to keep check on this?

  • Robert White
    Robert White 2 months ago

    Well, you taught me something. I never thought of that.l

  • nomadbrad
    nomadbrad 2 months ago

    Scotty , it sounds that you have discovered at least 2 different gas stations that sell 17-30% ethanol in their gas. Do you know of a place on the internet that publishes gas stations that are abusers and dispense say 12 or 13%+ ethanol despite their stickers on the gas dispensers claiming a max of 10%?

    I buy AM/PM Arco gas probably 20% of the time, should I be concerned?

    Thanks in advance for repsonding.

  • Tim Sharpe
    Tim Sharpe 2 months ago

    I remember when they used manganese as a lead replacement. Some knee jerk mechanics would pull a few spark plugs and see orange deposits that looked like red Georgia clay and they would assume it was rust and start taking the engine apart.
    I worked for a Municipality that had over 1200 pieces of equipment. Some of the equipment sat idle for months so anytime it came in running bad I checked the fuel first and that was usually the problem.

    COOL FM ONLINE . COM 2 months ago

    Really like your videos lots of good info. And I get a kick out of you!

  • ppalla
    ppalla 2 months ago

    Great video Scotty

  • AZMike
    AZMike 2 months ago

    But do we owners of non flex-fuel cars have a choice at the pump?

  • brdman
    brdman 2 months ago

    Just fixed a atv of mine.. honda 4x4.. took fuel pump canister off when in opened it up it was full of that ethanol build up. Bad gas

  • Oscar Zamora
    Oscar Zamora 2 months ago +1

    My wife just sold her 2000 ford ranger 3.0L corn burner with almost 200,000k miles.
    That thing ran like a new truck when we put E85 in it, and no loss of power that we could tell.
    Shame we had to go to another county to get it.

  • Simple Frankie
    Simple Frankie 2 months ago

    When you were a young mechanic were talking about in 1830

    COOL BREEZE IN K C 2 months ago

    I like your video's Very informative

  • John M
    John M 2 months ago

    Excellent video

  • angry bunny
    angry bunny 2 months ago

    this reminds me of the story on my old truck, last year. 2000 Chevy (I know, I know) ZR-2 4x4, with 92,000 on it. I don't drive it much, so decided to just fill up with that 10% Ethanol for the next 5 fill ups due to the cost of fuel. The truck ran terrible. No power, no acceleration, just terrible. On a whim, I was thinking, what did I do to this old gal? And it came too me - Ethanol. Since I needed to fill up, I put in regular unleaded fuel. After the 2nd fill up, the old gal was back to normal. I learned my lesson and was lucky. Could have been water, could have been bad fuel, too much ethanol. What ever it was, now I make the sign of the cross, say 5 hail Mary's and double check what type of fuel before filling up. Yes, here in the mid-west, the farmers along with the Feds and oil companies have screwed over the American people.

  • Gjeebs
    Gjeebs 2 months ago

    When Scotty started pumping that sample out I lost my mind hahahaha he is great

  • Kimberly Wiederhold
    Kimberly Wiederhold 2 months ago

    Question: will the gas pump at the station still have ethynol in the gas pump doesn't say anything?

  • navarro22
    navarro22 2 months ago

    Nice scotty I always enjoy your videos very knowledgeable

  • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName!

    Omg,that's why they call it Unleaded gas...fuuuuuuuuuu

  • Christian Rea
    Christian Rea 2 months ago

    Hmm I should start testing my gas 🤔

  • defyingtheodds1987
    defyingtheodds1987 2 months ago

    Interesting! hmm

  • MR. JP Christian
    MR. JP Christian 2 months ago

    You are Awesome.

  • MR. JP Christian
    MR. JP Christian 2 months ago


  • Raymond Castro
    Raymond Castro 2 months ago

    Scotty, what about propane fuel efficient in automobiles....I have an 2007 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 ?????
    It is a good idea ????!!!

  • mdholley74
    mdholley74 2 months ago

    you rock

  • Michael Weskamp
    Michael Weskamp 2 months ago

    In Scandinavia E85 is very common. Most gasoline cars can use it. You just need a new motor mapping what each garage there will do. I have seen it in my country as well but not that often. Too much scaremongering about the baaad E10.

  • Kibble Racing Team Turbo R6

    Scotty I can't ever get an answer from you on your Life podcast so I figured I would just ask you on one of your videos if I would go out and buy 260GT plus which is 108 octane racing fuel would it hurt the engine on my motorcycle or my supercharged vehicle? And if I get a response back then I'll know you're for real

  • David Bannerman
    David Bannerman 2 months ago +1

    Question I want answered is: How or why does Ethanol content creep up to high levels to begin with?

    • watcher206
      watcher206 2 months ago

      Scotty has a video on the subject.. Look up "never go to this station."
      But to sum it up, the fuel is legally only supposed to have up to 10% ethanol.. However most states seldom inspect the fuel and companies know this, so some companies tend to put more ethanol in the gasoline than they are supposed to; whenever by accedent or international.

  • Henry Stowe
    Henry Stowe 2 months ago

    MTBE was an additive that oxygenated the fuel and fooled the oxygen sensor into believing the engine is running leaner than it is. It also dropped the available energy in gas. Same as ethanol. All of this is due to ever tightening government regulations

  • Colin Timp
    Colin Timp 2 months ago

    Ethanol (E85) only gets 2/3 the mpg as regular gasoline.

    • Michael Weskamp
      Michael Weskamp 2 months ago

      Some people say that it is 20% more consumption but a bit more horsepower, too.

  • Joyce Sigurani
    Joyce Sigurani 2 months ago +5

    You know since I've been watching your videos I have learned so much about my car and now I'm learning about gas you fantastic thank you

  • Robert Beltowski
    Robert Beltowski 2 months ago +1

    Yes, Scotty... and all the people flock to the cheap gas stations...why do you think there gas is are right
    because it is not all gas.
    Great video.

  • Kirk Branner
    Kirk Branner 3 months ago

    This is awesome

  • kary ann Fontaine
    kary ann Fontaine 3 months ago

    What brands of fuel have the least amount of Ethanol? Is ethanol dangerous to cars older than 20 years?

  • kary ann Fontaine
    kary ann Fontaine 3 months ago

    I used a lead additive for my 1953, 54 and 58 Cadillacs. Love the old cars. My newest is a 1998 Mercedes E class. So many problems with the newer cars. I am going to test the Ethanol in my gasoline. Is there a limit to how much can be added by law?

    GOLAN THE INSATIABLE 3 months ago

    Now for the most offensive comment on the face of the earth.
    02 trailblazer LT

  • Love
    Love 3 months ago +1

    Why do they make transportation so complicated?

  • jose619 diaz
    jose619 diaz 3 months ago

    Rev up your ethanol folks. 🍺

  • Dhillon Phillips
    Dhillon Phillips 3 months ago

    Very informative!

  • joseph Lb
    joseph Lb 3 months ago

    Hey Scotty, i live in the Dominican republic and the gasoline is very expensive here, most people specially public transports use propane gas system right here, i am thinking about installing a gas system in my Jeep summit 2012 6 cylinders, 3.6L, i asked different jeep owners some of them they think propane gas is not safe for the engine and some they say it is okay, what do you recommend, gasoline or gas on this type of engine? and what make or brand gas system is the best?

  • Q .S. Lee
    Q .S. Lee 3 months ago

    That is so cool!

  • Emerson Setim
    Emerson Setim 3 months ago

    Meanwhile the Brazilian gas is 27% etanol (alcohol). It's pure GARBAGE!

  • Roscoe Hodges
    Roscoe Hodges 3 months ago

    Thanks for the flex fuel info, I learn something everytime I watch your videos.

  • LE H
    LE H 3 months ago

    Benzene's Koc is almost an order of magnitude higher than MTBE's, which indicates that MTBE adsorbs to soil less than benzene.
    In the 20s (I think) when they were first deciding what to use in gasoline, it was down to lead or ethanol. Lead likely won because it did the job better than ethanol, or maybe because someone wanted to destroy the empire for some reason or other. Unfortunately now, thanks to those 70 years, most of us all over the world have glutted on lead. I think some 3rd world places might still be using it.
    MY MODEL T IS ALCOHOLIC TO SAY THE LEAST, but then it will run on diesel albeit with a smoke plume resembling that of a locomotive.

  • LE H
    LE H 3 months ago

    Verly intelesting. I thought that gas had benzene in it as a lead replacement?

  • Juan Rodriguez
    Juan Rodriguez 3 months ago

    Chunky chicks dig you!!

  • neverhit17
    neverhit17 3 months ago

    so when you drain the ethanol mix from the tank what do you do with it?

  • TheEnlightenedFool
    TheEnlightenedFool 3 months ago

    makes me feel good I bought a used 2001 ford ranger xlt FFV

  • Mike E.
    Mike E. 3 months ago


  • Nick Duffy
    Nick Duffy 3 months ago

    Ethanol is horrible period. My wife’s car get 200 miles less with ethanol than regular gas.

  • Christopher Marshall
    Christopher Marshall 3 months ago

    Here in Australia, we had zero lead fuels by 1986

  • Fernando5455
    Fernando5455 3 months ago

    Good thing I Only use Shell nitro plus premium gasoline.

  • Caden Lebato
    Caden Lebato 3 months ago

    Always fixing cars that other people can't figure out GG

  • Anthony Combest
    Anthony Combest 3 months ago +1

    My mom used to always use cheap gas and then have issues just like this. I never knew there was a test kit available but I really appreciate your informative videos. Thank You Scotty!

  • Time Is Fatal
    Time Is Fatal 3 months ago +1

    I'm glad I took the time to pay attention toy pops. Learned tons for information, and watching your videos pulled me out of alot of $$ pits.

  • Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels 3 months ago

    Beam me UP Scotty-with one of those ethanol test kits.

  • TheTopperZ
    TheTopperZ 3 months ago +7

    Very informative video. I learned more about ethanol here than from any other source. Thanks, Scotty!