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Old 06-18-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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there is a gas station here that has 85% ethanol, and is hella cheaper......soooo whats the deal???
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Mainly for Fords. Different engines. I don't know what the difference really is. But I've heard it'* not compatable with normal gas engines like ours.
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Mainly for Fords. Different engines. I don't know what the difference really is. But I've heard it'* not compatable with normal gas engines like ours.
Nooo, new chevy trucks run it too. It'* basically 85% corn oil instead of petroleum, there'* a very slight loss in potential power. The only problem with it is some fuel systems can't accept it, because they have materials that will degrade because of the high ethanol content.

MN requires 10% ethanol in normal gas, and is considering going to 20% in the near future. Our gas prices are significantly lower then surrounding states, and the money goes back to farmers.
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ya there is 10% in the gas here, can i run the 85% in the car???
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I don't think it will hurt anything. My boss put a full tank in his beat up old mazda 626 a while back and it ran GREAT, but the mileage was a smidge worse, like 1 or 2 mpgs. But in your car who knows it might kick in the KR or something weird like that. Ya never know though, might as well try it. Maybe do a 50/50 tank once or twice and see how that goes.
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Read up here.

http://www.e85fuel.com/
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