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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ntgr8, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. ntgr8

    ntgr8 Member

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    Station near my house is selling E85 for $2.31, Regular is $3.51. Is the $1.20 difference worth using E85?
     
  2. DIXIE SPECIAL 25

    DIXIE SPECIAL 25 Lifes too short not to shoot a K-80... TS Supporters

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    I lost 4 miles per gallon for highway use when I tried E 85. It was .30 cents cheaper per gallon.. your saving 1.20 per gallon?? I would use it...
     
  3. dirt stirrer

    dirt stirrer Well-Known Member

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    Obviously only if your vehicle is rated for E-85, but you know this already. My '08 1/2 T pickup is only rated to E-15. Price dif in our neck of the woods is only 10 cents a gallon most of the time on E-10. Mine runs pretty decent on either one.
     
  4. NMULTRARUNNER55

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    Try it and calculate the cost per mile. Pretty easy calculation.

    Steve Nunley

    Albuquerque, NM
     
  5. Chadshot

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    Run multiple tanks through before deciding. Computer has to adjust to the fuel.
     
  6. noknock1

    noknock1 Active Member

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    It depends on your average driving conditions and what kind of vehicle are you driving... If driving a pickup truck in stop and go traffic, then an absolute YES, however if driving a Camry on a road trip, then the answer is NO if less than 15% -20% difference in cost to that of fossil fuel.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Make sure your vehicle is rated for E-85. Then in about 50K miles or less replace all your rings and valves. Saw this at the UNOCAL research facility during one of my frequent visits with engineering. I sold them all there electronic monitoring equipment and pumps before I retired. I also saw the same result at the GM test site in Arizona. And they were running 34 different grades of gas at the time.
     
  8. Rick in Ohio

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    If I was you I would try and stay away from using E-85 .... not only are you asking for a lot of problem down the road you are not going to get very good gas mileage. My SUV is setup for E-85 and I will not even use it, my good friend that works for GM even told me the same thing ...... try and stay away from it.
     
  9. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Seen the same information Shot410 referenced to!!!

    Common sense, BURN at your own risk.

    ONE result of the report, basically NO difference in the AMOUNT of pollutants put into the air we all breath!!!!

    IN other WORDS it does NOTHING for cleaner air! Another Eco-Freak HOAX!!!

    So if you burn E85 and boast of saving the environment, Your full of YOU know What!!!!!!
     
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