DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > Dodge Ram MPG Zone


Notices

Dodge Ram MPG Zone Discuss your MPG woes and helpful hints here!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 05-02-2012, 05:01 PM
ArmyofOne's Avatar
ArmyofOne ArmyofOne is offline
US Army Retired


 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Van Alstyne, TX
Age: 29
Posts: 6,104
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '11 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:1189
ArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RAMROD5 View Post
not much of a difference between 9 and 14 mpg? LOL interesting.
If you think about it, in the grand scheme, there really isnt. Not to me anyway. But I don't honestly care about fuel mileage anymore, its not a commuter car.
__________________
Diesel Technician-PACCAR Inc.
Cummins, PACCAR, CAT, International, Detroit, ASE Certified.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring w/Tech Pack-6000K HID's, 20% tint, 35mpg, so I will leave it alone.
2002 Ford Focus ZTW Wagon-loaded, tinted, tunes and commuting. 163k miles and counting...

Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #12  
Old 05-02-2012, 07:09 PM
2012Longhorn 2012Longhorn is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gahanna, OH
Posts: 251
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Longhorn ~V~
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
2012Longhorn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CJH View Post
Has anyone put E85 Flex Fuel in their Ram?

I'm playing with the idea with the price of gas the way it is. It's 50 cents cheaper a gallon here in Ohio.

I've heard that the mileage and performance drops though and that in the long run you don't save a dime...

Just curious....

Thanks
I did the math when we got my wife her GC (first flex fuel vehicle we've owned) and it didn't pan out. I can't remember the exact numbers, but in order to save money, the cost per gallon had to be, and don't quote me, something like 40% cheaper than regular gas. I think E85 is excellent gas for tree huggers.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-02-2012, 07:22 PM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,903
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 4
Rep:128
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012Longhorn View Post
I did the math when we got my wife her GC (first flex fuel vehicle we've owned) and it didn't pan out. I can't remember the exact numbers, but in order to save money, the cost per gallon had to be, and don't quote me, something like 40% cheaper than regular gas. I think E85 is excellent gas for tree huggers.
Like I said it was implimented for emissions, ask the EPA or any engineer such as myself. When you use a fuel that has a lower specific energy and on top of that the engine requires more fuel to air then you can already assume that the MPG is going to go down.

But yea I don't have to test it with a vehicle I can sit down with paper, pencil and do the math by comparing the specific energy. Of course energy density which gasoline wins also. If people notice any improvents in MPG with alcohol most likely they are drinking what they're burning!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Black1 Black1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 101
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500
Trim Level: ST
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Black1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Wrong. It was implemented to skew the supply/demand equilibrium of corn in order to drive up the price. Pure political bull shit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramvan2500 View Post
Like I said it was implimented for emissions, ask the EPA or any engineer such as myself. When you use a fuel that has a lower specific energy and on top of that the engine requires more fuel to air then you can already assume that the MPG is going to go down.

But yea I don't have to test it with a vehicle I can sit down with paper, pencil and do the math by comparing the specific energy. Of course energy density which gasoline wins also. If people notice any improvents in MPG with alcohol most likely they are drinking what they're burning!

Last edited by Black1; 05-04-2012 at 05:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-04-2012, 05:59 PM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,903
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 4
Rep:128
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black1 View Post
Wrong. It was implemented to skew the supply/demand equilibrium of corn in order to drive up the price. Pure political bull shit.
Well from the green giant perspective yes, but from the fuel perspective it's reduced emissions and the government and oil companies way to yes make money.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-07-2012, 01:11 AM
CHVYKLR's Avatar
CHVYKLR CHVYKLR is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 2,400
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram Crew 2WD
Trim Level: Lone Star
Color: Black
Rep Power: 7
Rep:252
CHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the rough
Default

The only people I've seen convert to E85 is race cars and they do it for the hp...not talking flex fuel just people who want to run E85 exclusively.

It takes about 20% more fuel with E85. You need a bigger pump, lines and injectors. The payoff is getting a new tune. Because it has a higher octane rating you can run more timing or boost or both.

Ethonal is corrosive and that's another issue non-flex fuel vehicles may have if they try to run it and their fuel system wasn't design to support it.
__________________
Turbo / Trans by L&M Customs (MGH)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum