This Gasoline Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published: 06 May 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   6 months back

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    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Ethanol Test Kit:
    2. Common Sense
    3. 4k Camera:
    4. Camera Microphone:
    5. Camera Tripod:
    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
    3. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    4. Professional Socket Set:
    5. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    7. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

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    • Yuriel Astillero
      Yuriel Astillero  4 months back

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

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder  4 months back

      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  5 months back

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

    • BR Gotti TV
      BR Gotti TV  5 months back

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

    • Jim Richards
      Jim Richards  5 months back

      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.

  • David Lamberson
    David Lamberson  3 weeks back

    Having been a school trained auto mechanic, motorcycle mechanic and a car salesman at a dealership I agree with your videos 99% of the time. Started my driving career with a $75.00, 1962 Rambler stationwagon back in 1973. Now days I work less and less on my own stuff but do enjoy your videos.

    • Andrew Dinh
      Andrew Dinh  1 months back

      Hey Scotty, do you know any honest, trust worthy mechanic in Southwest Houston? I tried to find one but not any luck yet.

      • Cake from State Farm
        Cake from State Farm  2 months back


        • Chelby Hawke
          Chelby Hawke  2 months back

          love you scotty thanks for sharing your knowledge

          • Cj Cj
            Cj Cj  2 months back

            love scottys vids and would love that test kit

            • pianogus
              pianogus  2 months back

              Scotty = automobile genius!

              • Gary Summers
                Gary Summers  3 months back

                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  3 months back

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

                  • J Rosado
                    J Rosado  3 months back

                    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  4 months back

                      Thankyou much for your very informative and entertaining videos!

                      • William Eshelman
                        William Eshelman  4 months back

                        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  4 months back

                          Scottykilmer v12 💪🏽

                          • Donald Mack
                            Donald Mack  4 months back

                            You are an excellent mechanic!

                            • red delatorre
                              red delatorre  4 months back


                              • Joseph She Han
                                Joseph She Han  4 months back

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

                                • JhonnydasBR
                                  JhonnydasBR  4 months back

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

                                  • twangthing
                                    twangthing  4 months back

                                    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  4 months back

                                      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  4 months back

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

                                        • Dave Vaters
                                          Dave Vaters  4 months back

                                          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  4 months back

                                            Very informative. Cheers from the Philippines!

                                            • sigma six
                                              sigma six  4 months back

                                              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  4 months back

                                                I wanna win!

                                                • John Silver
                                                  John Silver  4 months back

                                                  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  4 months back

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

                                                    • nomadbrad
                                                      nomadbrad  4 months back

                                                      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  4 months back

                                                        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
                                                          COOL FM ONLINE . COM  4 months back

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

                                                          • ppalla
                                                            ppalla  4 months back

                                                            Great video Scotty

                                                            • AZMike
                                                              AZMike  4 months back

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

                                                              • brdman
                                                                brdman  5 months back

                                                                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

                                                                • Simple Frankie
                                                                  Simple Frankie  5 months back

                                                                  When you were a young mechanic were talking about in 1830

                                                                  • COOL BREEZE IN K C
                                                                    COOL BREEZE IN K C  5 months back

                                                                    I like your video's Very informative

                                                                    • John M
                                                                      John M  5 months back

                                                                      Excellent video

                                                                      • angry bunny
                                                                        angry bunny  5 months back

                                                                        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  5 months back

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

                                                                          • Kimberly Wiederhold
                                                                            Kimberly Wiederhold  5 months back

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

                                                                            • navarro22
                                                                              navarro22  5 months back

                                                                              Nice scotty I always enjoy your videos very knowledgeable

                                                                              • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName!

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

                                                                                • Christian Rea
                                                                                  Christian Rea  5 months back

                                                                                  Hmm I should start testing my gas 🤔

                                                                                  • defyingtheodds1987
                                                                                    defyingtheodds1987  5 months back

                                                                                    Interesting! hmm

                                                                                    • MR. JP Christian
                                                                                      MR. JP Christian  5 months back

                                                                                      You are Awesome.

                                                                                      • MR. JP Christian
                                                                                        MR. JP Christian  5 months back


                                                                                        • Raymond Castro
                                                                                          Raymond Castro  5 months back

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

                                                                                          • mdholley74
                                                                                            mdholley74  5 months back

                                                                                            you rock

                                                                                            • Michael Weskamp
                                                                                              Michael Weskamp  5 months back

                                                                                              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