Originally Posted by T-Keith
E85 will give you less power and lower mileage. It will not save you money, even at 40 cents cheaper. Any modern car should be able to run it as long as you have enough fueling capacity to keep up. This would be a very bad thing if you have a modified car since your injectors would be closer to static trying to keep up.
Okay. I have no personal experience with E85. That said. Lower mileage. Yes. Less power? Not from the first 3 pages of google I looked at. E85 is netting about a 5% increase in power in the flex fuel vehicles. Using bench racing programs, I see the same results between gasoline and ethanol fuels.
Now I'm not certain what the duty cycle of stock injectors are on a stock 3800, but I'm willing to bet that if someone were to want to convert to E85 on a modified car, they would factor in the required flow increase and match injectors to it if they felt it was needed. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, or agree with me if I'm right.
All I know is that I'm looking forward to it coming to my town. I'll try to convert over.