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Old 05-16-2011, 04:59 PM
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I have an 09 QC 4x4 with the 4.7. From what I have researched, they claim about 12% MPG loss and really no con's to speak of. Well, locally gas is $4.10 for 87 and $2.99 for E85. I'm thinking about trying a few tanks, and was wondering if anyone had any experience.
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Take some before and after readings, at that much difference you'll find savings dispute the 12% drop in MPG.
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It is closer to 20-25% but can be money saving still!!! Motors run pretty good on E85 if tuned right..or if the PCM tunes the motor accordingly!
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Take some before and after readings, at that much difference you'll find savings dispute the 12% drop in MPG.
The engine is designed for it and with that much of a difference in price I'd be giving it a try for sure.
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I may be wrong, but I believe I remember when I ordered my 09 it was an option for E85 only on the 4.7. I did't pay too much attention as I wanted the Hemi. I believe if you do some resurch you will find that there was an option for E85 engines. They even add a badge on the tailgate with it. I think all fuel hoses, gaskets, ect are different in the E85 option. I WOULD BE CAREFUL.
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all th 4.7's were flex fuel from 08-present.
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You will have a yellow gas cap if i'm not mistaken. It will be obvious to you if the vehicle supports the E85 option.
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I have an associate at work who decided to try E85 in his f150 flex fuel truck. His plan was to run 3 tankfulls to give it a real evaluation, as well as take a few road trips to the cabin and hunting. The mileage was terrible about 20-25% less than regular dino fuel. Towing capacity was effected to the point it was scaring him, he thought the truck was crapping out on him during a 100 mile trip towing his small trailer with 2 four wheelers on it. Long story short he switched back to regular.
I have heard similar stories from a few others so flex fuel is out of the question for me. And to wrap up I do not believe in burning food for fuel.



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The hemi doesn't run e85 only the 4.7L!
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The hemi doesn't run e85 only the 4.7L!
The OP has the 4.7 and the year as well so most likely can run with the E85.
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