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Old 04-22-2006, 03:49 PM
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Ethanol also contains oxygen, unline straight gas, so it should burn more efficiently. gas may contain 120,000+ btu, but engines are about 10% efficient. e85 contains less energy but if put in an engine set to run on it it will be more efficent so you cant just compare the amount of stored energy.
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Old 04-22-2006, 05:40 PM
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now they also have the "active fuel management system" on those motors that shuts half the motor down at higher speeds and lower torque demands
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:25 AM
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somehow I have a problem putting mazola corn oil in my tank plus I have never seen a gas station down here that sells it.
Not in my future. Ill stick with the diesel for the truck and high test for the boat thanks.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:29 AM
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I've hear engines burn it faster.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:24 AM
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In race cars you have to use MONSTER size jets to get enough fuel in
I kinda remember something about actually drilling holes(like 1/8") in the metering plate then using jets to fine adjust...

I have seen the E85 ads on TV but I haven't seen any at the pump.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:44 AM
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Word is E85 needs to be about 50 cents a gallon cheaper than gas for it to be more economical to use. E85 stations are hard to find not too many around right now.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:54 AM
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I haven't seen that on any pump around me
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:07 PM
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I'll let you know tomorrow. I have to do some work with a guy that owns a flex fuel (E85 or reg gas) Avalanche. I'll ask him about milage and power idfference.
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My Titan is set up for E85, they say about a 30% decrease in mileage.
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Ethanol has a much higher octane rating than gas so you would be able to run more compression and more ignition advance to get back some of that lost gas milage.
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