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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #47
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Basic chemistry lesson here. E85 (ethanol) is a polar molecule. Many of the tubes and hoses in a car are also composed of polar molecules. Using the rule "likes dissolve likes" you will understand that the E85 will disolve the hoses in an attempt to become homogeneous. Even E85 ready cars have problems eventual. In addition you get decreased fuel economy and all the other things listed before me. So don't do it!
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