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Old 07-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #398
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Originally Posted by cessna1 View Post
I just filled again with 105 octane E85 on the north side of Minneapolis and drove 268 miles to north west Iowa. Drove 70 mph with air conditioning on most of the time with a few miles with a slight headwind. There were a few towns and stop lights along the way. Filled up close to home and got 31.6 mpg.
That seems exceptional for using E85. Was it a tank-full?

I tried E-85 when I was living in Colorado for two reasons: A. it was much cheaper; B. I was told that I would gain HP through its use. All I really noticed was the fuel gauge moving a lot faster than with normal petrol.
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