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      01-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Can we use E85 Fuel on our cars???

hey i was wondering if we can use e85 on our cars and if it would make a difference..... I know flex fuel cars are able to use it but i know a couple people that use it on there Honda Civic Si 's and they make a difference. Just wondering if it would be the same for us.
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      01-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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What sort of difference? The gas here has 10% ethanol, not sure what an additional 5% will do.
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No.

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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      01-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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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.
+1 It is bad for cars that are not designed for it.

Your car will run on Everclear too but I would not recommend it.
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      01-26-2008, 01:33 AM   #5
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With all the fuel pump problems, I've never used gas that has ethanol. Out of all the fuel pump failures that I've seen posted, I don't ever recall seeing any from Europe, and EU nations don't use ethanol.
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isn't E85 85% Ethanol? not 15%
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Yeah, its 85% alcohol 15% gasoline.

No, you can't drink it.
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Yeah, its 85% alcohol 15% gasoline.

No, you can't drink it.
You CAN drink it.... the results would just not be that pretty.
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No.

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.
+1

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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so ethanol really isn't more efficient?
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      02-02-2008, 11:16 PM   #11
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im not sure thatd be a good idea.....buy a C Class, they are Gas or E85! lol
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ethanol is bad for all cars over time, even ones designed for it. most scientists think its horribly designed and simply a trend. it creates water vapor inside the engine which corrodes cylinder walls and seals.
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Sooner or later all cars will need to adapt to it and E85 will be everywhere!!
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so ethanol really isn't more efficient?
NO!!!. It is less efficient. There is less heat energy in ethanol than in the same volume of gasoline. Ethanol burns cleaner and makes farmers money.
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Sooner or later all cars will need to adapt to it and E85 will be everywhere!!
wanna bet money on that?
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check BMW of brazil as they mostly use ethanol in brazil
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Ethanol is crap. And makes the price of food more expensive because of it.
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NO!!!. It is less efficient. There is less heat energy in ethanol than in the same volume of gasoline. Ethanol burns cleaner and makes farmers money.

Not to mention that you use more gasoline growing and manufacturing the corn it takes to make it than you gain from its production. By a pretty ridiculous ratio too. Ethanol is the biggest scam in decades.
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Ethanol is the biggest scam in decades.
I can think of a few bigger 'scams'...
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once they can mass produce cellulose based ethanol, corn wont be necessary. ethanol still sucks tho.
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Once I figure out how to mass produce my own methane, I'll be in buisness too, but I think that'll suck more.
eat lots and lots of chili. You'll be producing clouds of methane in no time
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hey i was wondering if we can use e85 on our cars and if it would make a difference..... I know flex fuel cars are able to use it but i know a couple people that use it on there Honda Civic Si 's and they make a difference. Just wondering if it would be the same for us.
no unless you want to replace the whole Fuel system.. YOu can modify to e85, but it will cost you more than arm and leg.
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