BG Products, Inc., protects engines from harmful effects of ethanol


WICHITA, Kan.– February 19, 2013 – BG Products, Inc., introduces BG Ethanol Fuel System Defender® Service, a protective service to add at your next oil change.

E15 (that is 15 percent ethanol blended with 85 percent gasoline) is the latest ethanol gasoline mixture to be approved by the EPA. Unfortunately, this concentration of ethanol is more harmful to vehicles that are not specifically built to handle the higher dose. Below are three of the major harmful effects of ethanol.

Problem: Water
Ethanol attracts, absorbs and holds water, which is highly temperature-dependent and can freeze in cold weather. If too much water gets into the fuel, ethanol and water will settle at the bottom of the tank. Just one drop over the limit can cause all the water to separate from the fuel, leaving an incombustible glop at the bottom of your tank.

Problem: Acid
Ethanol is acidic, which accelerates corrosion in metal system components. Corrosion causes deterioration and failure to components. Some corrosion materials can move through the system and lay on the filter.

Problem: Deposits
Heavier deposits occur in lower concentrations of ethanol-containing gasoline (such as E10 or E15) because ethanol is not compatible with the traditional detergents in gasoline. The ethanol destabilizes the fuel and increases its tendency to oxidize and degrade. Deposit formation can also interrupt the fuel/air ratio, which causes severe drivability problems such as inefficient combustion and hesitation.

Solution: BG Ethanol Fuel System Defender Service
Added at each oil change, BG Ethanol Fuel System Defender® Service keeps the entire fuel system clean and free of damaging deposits caused by ethanol. Corrosion inhibitors coat fuel system components, which protects them from corrosive acids. BG’s fuel drier creates a stable solution with gasoline allowing more water to pass harmlessly through the fuel system without affecting the combustion process. Performed regularly, BG Ethanol Fuel System Defender® Service restores power and efficiency that was lost due to ethanol-containing gasoline.

BG Products, Inc., is dedicated to making vehicles last longer and perform better. In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with continued innovative products and proven programs of automotive maintenance.

In a recent national survey, dealerships chose BG Products 3 to 1 over the next leading additive supplier.

For more information on BG Ethanol Fuel System Defender® Service, visit to bgams.com.

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