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Old 09-12-2013, 07:11 AM
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THEN...in big ugly box labeled CAUTION!....we have"DO NOT USE GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL OR ETHANOL. USE OF THESE BLENDS MAY RESULT IN STARTING AND DRIVEABILITY PROBLEMS AND MAY DAMAGE CRITICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS."

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Yankee:
I believe the Ram manual is directing users NOT to use E85 ethanol and not prohibiting use of standard distributed U.S. gasoline fuel with up to 10% of ethanol additive (oxygenator) blended into gasoline. E85 ethanol is used in engines modified to accept higher concentrations of ethanol. Such FFV are designed to run on any mixture of gasoline or ethanol with up to 85% ethanol by volume. Our Ram trucks are not 'Flex Fuel" vehicles.

Here is a description of E85:
"Composed of 85% ethanol plus 15% gasoline, E85 is the concentration recognized by the US Department of Energy as an alternative fuel. Fuel concentrations with 20% ethanol or less are basically considered as oxygenating fuels. What is of greater concern is the sad truth that E85 has lower energy value than gasoline, which means motorists would need more of this biofuel than gasoline to cover the same miles. This is especially alarming when the price of E85 is considerably high compared with gasoline and that refueling stations are miles apart."
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