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   2 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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    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
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    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  1 days back

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

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder  2 weeks 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  1 months back

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

    • BR Gotti TV
      BR Gotti TV  2 months back

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

    • Jim Richards
      Jim Richards  2 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.

  • Donald Mack
    Donald Mack  14 hours back

    You are an excellent mechanic!

    • red delatorre
      red delatorre  1 days back


      • Joseph She Han
        Joseph She Han  3 days back

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

        • JhonnydasBR
          JhonnydasBR  4 days back

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

          • twangthing
            twangthing  6 days 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  7 days 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                    Very informative. Cheers from the Philippines!

                    • sigma six
                      sigma six  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                        I wanna win!

                        • John Silver
                          John Silver  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                            • nomadbrad
                              nomadbrad  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  3 weeks back

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

                                  • ppalla
                                    ppalla  3 weeks back

                                    Great video Scotty

                                    • AZMike
                                      AZMike  3 weeks back

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

                                      • brdman
                                        brdman  3 weeks 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

                                        • Oscar Zamora
                                          Oscar Zamora  3 weeks back

                                          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  3 weeks back

                                            When you were a young mechanic were talking about in 1830

                                            • COOL BREEZE IN K C
                                              COOL BREEZE IN K C  3 weeks back

                                              I like your video's Very informative

                                              • John M
                                                John M  3 weeks back

                                                Excellent video

                                                • angry bunny
                                                  angry bunny  3 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                    • Kimberly Wiederhold
                                                      Kimberly Wiederhold  4 weeks back

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

                                                      • navarro22
                                                        navarro22  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                            Hmm I should start testing my gas 🤔

                                                            • defyingtheodds1987
                                                              defyingtheodds1987  4 weeks back

                                                              Interesting! hmm

                                                              • MR. JP Christian
                                                                MR. JP Christian  4 weeks back

                                                                You are Awesome.

                                                                • MR. JP Christian
                                                                  MR. JP Christian  4 weeks back


                                                                  • Raymond Castro
                                                                    Raymond Castro  4 weeks back

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

                                                                    • mdholley74
                                                                      mdholley74  4 weeks back

                                                                      you rock

                                                                      • Michael Weskamp
                                                                        Michael Weskamp  1 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

                                                                          • David Bannerman
                                                                            David Bannerman  1 months back

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

                                                                            • watcher206
                                                                              watcher206  4 weeks back

                                                                              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  1 months back

                                                                            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  1 months back

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

                                                                              • Michael Weskamp
                                                                                Michael Weskamp  1 months back

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

                                                                            • Joyce Sigurani
                                                                              Joyce Sigurani  1 months back

                                                                              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  1 months back

                                                                                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  1 months back

                                                                                  This is awesome

                                                                                  • kary ann Fontaine
                                                                                    kary ann Fontaine  1 months back

                                                                                    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  1 months back

                                                                                      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
                                                                                        GOLAN THE INSATIABLE  1 months back

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

                                                                                        • Love
                                                                                          Love  1 months back

                                                                                          Why do they make transportation so complicated?

                                                                                          • jose619 diaz
                                                                                            jose619 diaz  1 months back

                                                                                            Rev up your ethanol folks. 🍺