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Anyone here use FlexFuel E85?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ATL Lawn, May 2, 2007.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    i just found out today my 02 Chevy S-10 could run on it. lol (im slow).

    there's no stations here, but i herd in most places where it is available its around 30% less in cost , then reg gas.
     
  2. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I have not used it in my truck (06 F-150 5.4 V8) because there are no stations in convenient locations to where I am at. I have heard it does not burn as well as petroleum based fuel and you will not get the mileage as you normally would.
    But...
    I do run a 10% ethanol blend in my truck and it does get pretty good mileage. I had been burning fuel from Kroger's because you could save $0.10 a gallon depending onhow much groceries you buy there, but my mileage was sucking ass. I started burning the 10% ethanol from Casey's and I am getting on averae 2-3.5 mpg better than the Kroger fuel. I don't know if casey's is all that plus but I think Krogers just gets the cheapest stuff they can find not caring what's in it and selling it as cheaper fuel.
     
  3. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    I have run E85 in my 07 F150 FFV. For the price that it is around here (roughly $2.70) it is not worth it. The mileage loss that I experienced made it less profitable to use.
     
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    big oil is keeping it off the market so they can keep giving us the shaft
     
  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    It is not that much cheaper here and if you lose MPG's the cost savings is likely insignificant.

    Regular unleaded - $3.25
    E85 - $2.99

    IMO There are other reason to burn E85 other than purely financial.
     
  6. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    But even if you are paying roughly 10% less per gallon with those prices, you are still losing up to 30% fuel efficiency. So even though it is costing less per tank, you are filling up more frequently.
     

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