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Old 01-24-2012, 11:45 PM
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Ethanol-blended fuel has approximately 2/3 of the energy of conventional gasoline. As weird as it may sound Ethanol adds oxygen to the fuel and as a result gives you a cleaner burn (lower emissions), However with our newer engines being all computer controlled the fuel management system will see this increase in oxygen output, think it's in a lean burn condition then push more fuel. Now according to the fuel manufacturers this should only mean a 1-2% increase in fuel consumption.
I think those numbers are pretty close as I don't notice a huge difference in mileage running an ethanol blend vs. no ethanol.
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