: E 85 gasoline



maiahsdad
04-06-13, 11:41 PM
Can I use that in my car?

dkozloski
04-07-13, 12:09 AM
No! E15 is problematic.

C&C
04-07-13, 05:03 AM
No, E-85 requires a flex-fuel certified car.

mckellyb
04-07-13, 10:26 AM
DON'T DO IT!

Even if you had a vehicle which can use E-85, MPG drops around 30%, yet the fuel is only about 10% less expensive. It's a false economy.

BTW, this is what people think happens with diesel, as the fuel costs more than unleaded, but they fail to see the 30% gain in MPG for a 10% increase in fuel cost.

Submariner409
04-07-13, 10:38 AM
E-85 is yet another government cruel joke meant to prop up the Corn Lobby.

If your car is not specifically certified for the crap, forget it.

EChas3
04-07-13, 02:13 PM
E-10 is crap as well.

Special interests + ideological hoax + duped populous + spineless politicians = bad regulation.

maiahsdad
04-08-13, 06:31 AM
e-10 is crap as well.

Special interests + ideological hoax + duped populous + spineless politicians = bad regulation.

lol!

BaTu
04-08-13, 10:00 AM
You can't even call that crap gasoline...

How it came about was, to satisfy "Alternative Fuel" requirements, E85 was developed because it was just SO Easy to accommodate. All it takes is a sensor to recognize the fuel (again, I'm Not callin' it gas) and have the ECM simply double the pulsewidth to the injectors. Of course, now your 18gal tank becomes a 9gal tank (effectively) and you screw-up your engine oil :(

And of course, all that corruption money brings to those supplying it. Here on the East Coast we never see it, it just costs too much to have to truck twice as much to satisfy the volume it would replace (despite all those flex fuel badges on the cars around ;) )

Submariner409
04-08-13, 10:19 AM
and you screw-up your engine oil

Not quite ........... alcohol fuel is less of a carbon, acid, and soot producer than petroleum fuel.

dkozloski
04-08-13, 10:36 AM
Alcohol, in and of itself, is corrosive to aluminum alloys so it's pretty much of a wash.

BaTu
04-08-13, 12:50 PM
Not quite ........... alcohol fuel is less of a carbon, acid, and soot producer than petroleum fuel.

Because of it's hygroscopic nature, when changing between fuels, the OM says you should do an oil change in a "Flex" vehicle...