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    Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    This test and report was done by Edmunds and I thought you guys might be interested in reading it.

    http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/...762696&msite=w

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    I've been running over 1000 miles on E85. Mileage sucks so bad but it cleans the engine really well. It's worth it but the price should be around 2.20 per gallon. Not over 3 dollars.

    E85 push 30% more fuel than regular gas. :-(

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    See, the problem with Ethanol is that even being heavily subsidized it's only 10-20% cheaper

    if you were to remove the subsidies, you'd actually be paying *more* than a gallon of regular.

    Actually.. since the subsidies are paid by tax-payer money, you *are* paying as much for ethanol than gas.

    Take that to bed.

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    What gets me is the government is mandating much higher mpg in the future. And at the same time subsidizing ethanol that gets 33% less mpg and (according to the article) doesn't really help reduce emissions. What does that tell you about the people who are running the country???

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    Very good information. It still has potential as an affordable high octane fuel for Forced induction applications however.

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    It also requires a tremendous amount of fresh water to produce and can't be transported through a pipeline. It's too hygroscopic i.e. attracts water.

    So, it diverts water from irrigation and delivery burns a lot of diesel!

    What a wonderful fuel!

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    Re: Interesting E85 Test/Conclusion

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    It also requires a tremendous amount of fresh water to produce and can't be transported through a pipeline. It's too hygroscopic i.e. attracts water.

    So, it diverts water from irrigation and delivery burns a lot of diesel!

    What a wonderful fuel!
    We'll all be driving electric or diesel at some point, with the bias shifting towards diesel, at least for the foreseeable future.

    But heck, if these become self-driving (google) cars, who cars? Just punch in "hurry", "standard", or "economy" when you leave

    A gass-guzzler on E85 eco-friendly? Com'on now

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