03-30-11, 12:12 AM
I have looked on e85 location web sites and I can't believe they are so few and far between. There are a ton of flex fuel vehicles on the road now and maybe 10 stations in Georgia and even less in Florida.
Question 1. Are these sites up to date with all stations that sell E85?
Question 2. Atlanta and Florida peeps. I drive from Alpharetta to Cocoa Beach a lot going down 75 to the turnpike. Any locations right off 75 or in north Atlanta you know of?
Yea there are two stations within 30 miles of my house, you get more power but less mpg, that has been my findings after using it
for the same price or cheaper that it is worth using it. the only reason I find using it is in heavily modified 600-700whp mitsubishi evolutions.
03-30-11, 12:20 PM
I found one And am filling up 20 gal. I use 93 oct usually so E85 is .60 a gal cheaper at $3.19 gal.
03-30-11, 02:23 PM
We are required to use it in our company vechicles ( Electric Utility ). It sucks. You'll pay nearly the same price as gas, get half the miliage and half the power. E85 is a joke. You might try it once but that wil be the last time you use it.
03-30-11, 04:11 PM
Half the power? I am getting a huge increase in power. Towing thIs trailer it works really well. Engine runs like silk, power is flawless.
Downside. 7mpg towing. Down about 3mpg.
I did the math and on a 20 gal comparison. It cost me $7 more dollars to run e85. Towing. I will try a highway comparison no trailer this weekend and report back on those results
There is more hp for sure with e85, have seen it on the dyno, but less mpg on the road
04-09-11, 08:42 AM
I tried it one time in my '02 Tahoe with Corsa Sport exhaust. Seat of the pants it seemed much more powerful and definitely much louder. I could pretty much see the gas gauge needle moving down as I was driving and that was on the highway. Cost/benefit ratio is pretty poor on it, but it made for a fun ride.
04-09-11, 08:46 AM
curious why it would give less mpg?
04-09-11, 10:22 AM
It has a much lower btu rating so more fuel has to be used to achieve the same power as gasoline.
+1 on more pep in the butt dyno, but less fuel economy. In my area it's about 70 cents/gallon cheaper which makes up the difference in fuel mileage.