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Old 06-07-2011, 06:58 PM
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E85 is not a bad thing. I did some reading when I was thinking about running my 81 trans am on it.It actually has many benefits. E85 is consumed 20% faster than gasoline so if your looking to save money you better make sure that the price difference is at least 20%. E85 is very corrosive against rubber seals. I believe e85 equipped cars use tefalon seals but dont quote me. Now the Two main benefits. #1 It is a much cleaner burning fuel, it doesnt leave carbon build up in your combustion chamber which is a huge benefit. #2 it would be compareable to 104 octane which is good for those running boost or high compression and is obviously much cheaper than racing fuel. I chose not to go the e85 route in my ta because there were not enough re fill stations in my area. There are companies that sell piggie back systems that plug in between your injectors and computer allowing you to run e85 on cars that wernt programed to run it from the factory. It simply adjust the parameters to leave you injectors open longer. You just have to make sure you have the right seals and your fuel pump can keep up.
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For that big of a price difference, I'd run it. I gave it a shot a couple times after I got the truck but was getting worse gas mileage and then it was w/in a few cents of regular gas and it wasn't worth messing with.
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I run e85 daily i travel 20mile each way to work (40miles per day) and i get 15.6 miles per gallon. and e85 is about 45 cents cheaper then 87 octane. e85 also will give the 4.7l alittle more hp because it is equal to 105 octane gas and it burns cleaner then gas.
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Just an FYI, the government program to support the use and development of E85 and it's usage, is done and will not be renewed. They finally got the research figures in and it is NOT a viable alternative to fossil fuel. And I drive highway miles, am getting 420 HP due to the mods I've made on my HEMI and I get 24-26 mpg on the highway, 16-18 in the city, so my money actually goes further in the tank and I can pull a hell of a lot more.

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Just an FYI, the government program to support the use and development of E85 and it's usage, is done and will not be renewed. They finally got the research figures in and it is NOT a viable alternative to fossil fuel. And I drive highway miles, am getting 420 HP due to the mods I've made on my HEMI and I get 24-26 mpg on the highway, 16-18 in the city, so my money actually goes further in the tank and I can pull a hell of a lot more.
Can you tell us the mods you have done? Them are some good MPG's that you are getting there, and it sounds like you are having fun doing it!
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I have new stainless true dual exhaust ran from each cat all the way back with 60 series Flowmaster mufflers, Bilstein shocks all the way around, I also run full synthetic oil, Bridgestone Dueler AT 255/75/20's, and a K&N Filter Charger kit, not just the filter but the piping and air box too, mine IS a two wheel drive so I'll get about 3 mpg better than a 4x. And as I put in my other posts, I almost exclusively use cruise control, even in town at 30mph, then if it changes to 35, I'll bump it up 5 times, etc....that right there really helps the mpg's....and the thing is with all those mods, I'm well over 420 hp and get 16.8 mpg pulling a 1500lb trailer with another 3500 lbs loaded on it, so 16.8 mpg pulling 5k lbs.!!
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Basically, the answer is no...someone above stated it but, there is less energy in the same amount of e85 than regular gas, and even though it is cheaper, it is not cheaper enough to offset the loss in energy you can get from it. PLUS, it has all the negative issues such as eating rubber, water issues, doesn't last long sitting, etc... It also costs them more fuel to make/process the e85 than it saves you by using it....there's our gov't at work for us lol jk, there's good and there's bad...
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I run E-30 in my HEMI w/SC 93 tune. (Self blended) Doesn't hurt the mileage one bit in town. Gets about 5% lower on the HWY vs 93 octane. My 'mix' is approx ~15~ cents a gallon less than 87 / ~45~ cents less than straight 93. Pretty simple math from that point...

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I tried it for awhile, you refuel twice as often and end up paying about the same. The only benefits may be for the environment, not you. Oh yeah, don't tow anything with it.
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