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Author Topic: Still waiting for ethanol pumps in Erie, Pa. Back to Topics
JohnK086

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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 6:30:11 PM

I've owned a 2005 Flex-Fuel Taurus since August 2005, but have yet to fill it with ethanol. That's because there are no stations which feature E85 in the Erie area. Places like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg do have E85 access.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 7:09:54 AM

ok
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chemist74
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:04:57 AM

In a lot of places outside of the corn belt there is just not enough demand to justify most stations putting in E85 pumps.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:26:05 AM

Settjec wrote: "It causes corrosion to the engine"

So does gasoline. This is why corrosion inhibitors are added to both.

[Edited by: krzysiek_ck at 5/7/2012 8:27:35 AM EST]
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:00:20 AM

John, you can always make your own.
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Settjec
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:32:09 AM

Do you really want Ethanol? It causes corrosion to the engine, it does NOT save on fuel mileage.....
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:16:00 AM

reb4 says "Hey John I think you could make a road trip to Cleveland"

Yes. that's what he would have to do if the E85 mandate you want happened. End result would be less people would buy FFVs, so less E85 would be purchased, which is the opposite of what you claim to want.
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reb4
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 10:44:23 PM

Silverstreaker, glad you agree... good thing the vehicle can use e10... and just imagine if it was made to optimize e85.. JohnK086 would get even worse mileage......

Hey John I think you could make a road trip to Cleveland... They have some e85 stations..

Or you could just use the e10..

[Edited by: reb4 at 5/6/2012 10:44:45 PM EST]
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 7:55:15 PM

reb4 wants to mandate that you can only buy E85 if you own an FFV. How do you think that would work for you?

Have you told your local service stations that you would buy E85 if they carried it?
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Edpap
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 7:53:59 PM

The price isn't right for E-85... It needs to be 20% to 30% lower to make up for less mpg...it is only about 8%- 10% less in my area.
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reb4
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 7:05:58 PM

Isn't that amazing... a desert zone in Pensylvania...
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antiguzzle
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 6:59:43 PM

You're not missing anything unless you like poor fuel mileage. The average fuel economy earned with today's flex-fuel vehicles running E85 is horrendous.
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