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Old 05-01-2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bhepper View Post
It use to be that unless the E85 was $1 cheaper per gallon it wasn't worth it. Would assume that's still true but it might not be. Not sure if you would necessarily lose power with E85. There are some manufacturers that claim higher power numbers with E85.
You would loose HP because of the evaporation of ethanol vs. gasoline also the energy potential and the A/F ratio, like said with ethanol you need a slightly higer A/F ratio. But unless the fuel system was designed for E85 I would advise against putting it in the tank even if it was cheaper and got better performance and MPG then gasoline.
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