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Old 10-02-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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E85 Gas Stations

whats the real deal with the E85 Gas Stations????


E85 is 85% Ethanol and 15% petroleum


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Old 10-02-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Ethanol price has gone up. Also, your vehicle really needs to be something designed to make the best use out of ethanol. Dual use gasoline/E85 engines do not make the best use how alcohol burns. My friend who had a flex fuel Chrysler mini-van figured out that it cost about the same to run E85 as it did to run gasoline- so why bother? You really need a completely different compression ratio, and ignition timing to make it really worth it.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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umm i agree ^^^
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:25 AM   #4
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I've tried E85 in my Focus a few times (DON'T YELL AT ME OR KILL ME!) It ran alright but not the best gas mileage I did figure out putting in 1/3 E85 the rest 89 Octane it ran good though but I rarely do it anymore I don't pass the stations much
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so, if a car says 'flexfuel' on it, they can run on e85 without a problem right?
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^^^ Supposedly I think you still might see a gas mileage reduction though of some sort
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wasnt it Chrysler that originated the flex fuel engines, maybe 10/15 years ago?
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E-85 is $0.95 a gallon less than regular gas at the stations around here.
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No such thing as E-85 out here. Thank goodness.
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^^^Looked up E-85 stations in VA, only one listed, a Citgo in Arlington.
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