Does anyone use flex fuel

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  1. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    My truck runs on it. Have only put regular gas in the truck once. Just put 300k miles on it.

    80 cents a gallon cheaper today when I filled up this morning.
     
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    Less MPG with E85. I heard the break even is a buck below whatever 87 is. Don't quote me on that though.
     
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    Gads! Where does one purchase it?
     
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    Not true, same mileage. People have been against ethenol for whatever reasons and they spread basic bullshit. My truck actually has more power on the E-85. 300k miles and it runs like new. The fumes smell a lot better than gas fumes too
    Special pumps, you can get a free app for your phone. You car or truck has to be E-85 ready. The fuel is 85 percent ethenol.
     
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    I have a Gmc Sonoma 4 cyl. It gets 2mpg less on E-85. So if it's over 50 cents per gallon cheaper I use it. Last time I filled up I paid $3.20 compared to $3.93 for gas.
     
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    I have a 5.3 L in my silverado. Same mileage. 2 mpg can't be much difference in a four banger.
     
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    Why did you choose to use italic text? :rolleyes:
     
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    That's why! The shit mult's name is Jackass. :lol:
     
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    I've never even looked at using it in my kick ass minivan. I had heard it wears the engine quicker cause it burns hotter or some shit. You can mix it with regular gas? Or
     
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    Oil hit $102 today .... I'm considering a bicycle .....
     
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    i'm considering a new pair of shoes :facepalm:
     
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    I've heard it burns hotter. 300k miles on my engine, I bought it new, original engine and transmission.
     
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    akumba mumbwangi
     
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    I use it to light my farts and find it doesn't burn as hot as a jet fuel.
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    I used to go to the dupage airport and fill half my tank in my 73 camaro with airplane fuel. Fucker was fast as hell.
     
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    are you actually tracking your mileage or using what the computer tells you??? There is no doubt that e85 gets less mileage. It's the same as burning pine versus oak. The pine wood has less energy content than the oak. I had a buddy of mine trying to convince me that 1 tablespoon of acetone to his gas tank per fill-up increased his gas mileage. He said when he first tried it he pulled up to the pump and his computer said 23 MPG or whatever, after he filled up and added the acetone the computer said 24 MPG. Problem was he never even pulled away from the pump. :jj: I told him to start keeping track on a notebook at every fill-up and get back to me. That was probably 5 years ago and he hasn't brought it up since.
     
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    Easy, when I fill up I hit the trip odometer. I get about 210 miles on a tank, I filled it up with gas and same thing. As for burning hotter and wearing your engine, 300k and going strong.
     
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    dunno if it's a good idea; only know that the price of corn skyrocketed, making it financially unfeasible :dontknow:
     
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    weird, I remember reading about e85 a few years back and all I remember about the changes to the cars were that they couldn't use rubber seals anywhere in the fuel lines cause it would eat them up and the injectors had to be able to stay open longer or something like that. The O2 sensors could tell when E85 was added and would have the injectors' duty cycle increased to add more fuel. Also, the octane was up in the 100's so it worked great in turbocharged engines. Based on what you're saying I might have to try it in my wifes car and see how it does.