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E85 Fuel by rogergarrison
Started on: 02-04-2011 03:43 PM
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Report this Post02-04-2011 03:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I didnt know these facts about E85 fuel vehicles

" In vehicles using E-85 fuel, Flexible Fuel Special engine oil (part # 4318086 or equivalent Manufacturers Standards MS-9214) is required or engine wear may be increased significantly. Not using this oil may void your engine warranty. "

" Because E-85 fuel contails less energy per gallon than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel consumption. You should expect your MPG, performance and driving range to decrease by about 30% compared to gasoline operation. "

Quoted from Owners Manual.
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Thats because the engine cannot benefit E85, it simply can use it.
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just like the auto trans, leaded gas, FWD & engine computers.....
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Even if you could take advantage of the higher compression ratio that E85 would allow it still has substantially less energy than straight gasoline on a per-volume basis. Since the amount of energy it takes to do work such as moving a car from point A to point B stays the same regardless of how it's generated, less energy content per volume means more fuel volume burned for the same work. That's just straight math.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

I didnt know these facts about E85 fuel vehicles

" Because E-85 fuel contails less energy per gallon than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel consumption. You should expect your MPG, performance and driving range to decrease by about 30% compared to gasoline operation. "

Quoted from Owners Manual.

And with the HHO kits from Hawkesbury Hydrogen, you can get up to 30 % more miles per tank, therefore increasing the range of your fuel tank.
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Originally posted by Fosgatecavy98:

Thats because the engine cannot benefit E85, it simply can use it.


That's not entirely true. You'll be able to tune the engine farther on E85, as you won't run into knock like you would on gasoline. On the other hand, if you push too hard...you likely won't get the knock to warn that you're gonna blow it up, it'll just go kaboomie.

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