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Old 12-21-2011, 03:11 PM
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I was courious if anyone was currently running E85 in their Expy's? There is a Krogers locally that has if for 60 cents cheaper than regular. Just wanting to get some opionions if you think the 60 cent difference will justify the lower fuel econmy.

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How much lower fuel economy?
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figure 2-5 mpg hit when using E-85

not to mention the higher maintenance interval when running it. You are supposed to change the oil at the "Extreme" maintenance interval with E85

when you crunch the #'s, you will find that running E-85 is a losing proposition. It just doesn't work out until the crap is $1.00 / gallon cheaper than 87 octane.
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Thanks for the insight on this. I ran 1 tank of the stuff about a year ago and think I got about 3-4 mpg less. I did not think about the "Extreme" maintenance side of it. I think I will just stick to the regular stuff for now. btw, I should have filled up yesterday before the 30 cent increase for the holiday. Oh well.

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no problem...I remember in my old F-150 driving home in the snow we were getting 500 miles to a tank of gas (30 gallon tank @ 20 mpg).

I bought E85 in Denver because it was so much cheaper and wanted to see how my Duel Fuel truck would handle...I barely got 250 miles/tank with it
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