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      02-02-2008, 02:07 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by sparkyg View Post
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E85 requires special elastomers, seals, fuel pump and a fuel sensor that changes the engine FMS based on the fuel and prob. special cats. More parts I am sure.

All we can use is 10% ethanol, no more.

E85 is for the GM flex fuel vehicles etc. The car has to be designed for it.

If your friend uses it, GL, its his money. It'll wreck the car.
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Ethanol is much more corrosive to a standard fuel system than is gasoline, and would foul regular fuel lines after only a few tankfuls. Given that E85 has a lower energy density, your fuel economy is also lower, which is why flex fuel cars have a 30% larger fuel tank than standard cars.
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