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teaman91

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:15:07 AM

Yes, No, Sometimes? Let me Know thanks.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:25:10 AM

NO today tomorrow and unless it is a law forver
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:44:28 PM

no
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giwan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:19:14 AM

not available
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:21:33 PM

starting to agree I have to drive 6 miles out of my way and it does get worse gas mileage and it use to cost 96c less per gallon than the cheapest gas now its only like 25c cheaper per gallon. It isn't worth it because it burns hotter in the summer and makes my engine run rough and I also learned gas with any ethanol is corrosive to your engine parts over time. I don't believe all the ethanol propaganda anymore because if it was so good the price would be cheap like it use to be!
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redx590
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 6:50:47 PM

no
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x78370
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:31:26 AM

no, but I don't have much of a choice when it's added to almost every gas station's gasoline in my area.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:02:33 AM

NO, it gives you worse mpg, it is stated on new vehicles sticker description.
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giwan
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:17:53 AM

Never, no need for it. A hoax of any benefit
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James48843
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:52:18 AM

Almost always. As long as the price of E85 is 14% or more less than gasoline, then it is cost effective for me to use E85. Today it is 16% less for E85, so it is cheaper for me to run E85 than gasoline. Plus, it is cleaner on the engine, and causes less engine wear than running gasoline. (Oil at oil changes is almost new looking, too. No carbon black in the oil.)

http://e85prices.com for best price locations.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:06:42 AM

not available in my state.... wanted to try it on a ford cargo van that was e85-fitted
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102670
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 10:20:50 AM

Yes. While my truck does get fewer mpg's with it, it's $1.00 a gallon cheaper. I save money because of it.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:56:49 AM

Never
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chipote
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 3:29:33 AM

No
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sharansri
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 1:38:34 AM

no
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:47:48 PM

NO
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 9:34:06 AM

no
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FocusFree
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 8:04:18 AM

No, my vehicle is not E85. Not very many stations here seem to have it...a good thing.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 8:33:16 PM

no, you actually get worse mpg, look at the stickers on the new vehicles, they will even show you in writing
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:09:25 PM

no...never.
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 10:43:24 AM

No
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 2:14:23 AM

Mix to get e30 mixture since 2005
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 12:24:29 AM

No, even if my car could use it, I would not put it in may car.
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 6:21:29 PM

never
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going up
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 8:40:31 AM

no
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 1:15:44 AM

None of my vehicles can use it, and even if they did I would not. The lower gas mileage is not made up in the lower price.
My brother has a flex fuel Yukon and used e-85 once, said never again.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 7:30:07 PM

No, bad for your manners!
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Tugger023
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 6:47:54 PM

Is E85 always cheaper than regular?
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 7:37:13 PM

nope
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Zig0
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:23:11 AM

no
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 10:57:40 AM

Don't be afraid of running E85 in a flexfuel vehicle. My company took my pickup off the road last June with 300,000 miles on it with at least 30% of those miles using E85. It is still working closer to home. My new one operates with similar fuel mileage. My rule is 20% price differential to use E85.
Enjoy your ride.
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:57:59 PM

Not at the current price spread. Here's why.

Just rented a Chrysler FFV minivan for an 800 mile trip. I used two tanks on regular gas, and two tanks on E85 ( had a hard time finding a station for the second fill). Results?

Regular gas = Avg MPG was 24.2, all highway. OBD had slightly lower @ 24.1
E85 = Avg MPG was 19.6, all highway. OBD had higher @ 19.8

Either way, lower MPG, but not as bad as I thought might happen. Still the lower price didn't really make up for the lost mileage, but I didn't have to pay any extra for the FFV, and van ran the same on both.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:41:10 AM

No
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:02:51 AM

E35 in one vehicle and E25 in the other, and growing as I'm still testing different concentrations.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:43:13 PM

no
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area_51
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 7:27:05 PM

no.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 4:19:36 PM

no.
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 4:47:31 AM

No
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:01:41 AM

no
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 11:28:50 PM

GBGuy, you are right. You won't know for sure until you try each for a while.
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GBGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 11:22:53 PM

Just bought our first Flex-fuel vehicle and I am deciding which would be better. I know that ethanol has "less energy" than gasoline and the same argument can be made E-85 vs. E-10 (or E-15). I just wonder how much we will lose using E-85 (mileage, engine performance, etc...) vs. our other options. I know you shouldn't switch back and forth a lot, use one type/grade of fuel for a while, then maybe change to another for a while it you wish.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:41:22 PM

Soylent grain did you guys have any so what problems while using it at all? I am thinking about using it exclusively again.
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:23:10 AM

80% of the time. We have logged over 100,000 miles on E85.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 3:32:52 AM

No
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:32:23 PM

I started to use it again I missed the sweet smell of the alcohol vs regular gas it smells a lot better when burning lol
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area_51
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 6:09:19 PM

no
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HelpRedCross
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:53:28 PM

No
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 1:15:24 PM

Yes, in splash blending in my non-FFVs. It costs less than regular gas and there hasn't been a significant change in mileage at any blend that I've tried.
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PhilT08
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:14:37 PM

I have used it but the price gap has narrowed that it is not worth using it at only 20 cents difference.
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fatso
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:56:28 AM

No! it burns faster
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:25:48 AM

Would need to buy a new car, to take advantage of E85 ..
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