I am: Bob .
Join Date: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Total Props: 19
You must have a flex fuel vehicle (FFV) designed for E85.
E85 is more spark tolerant, so a properly calibrated engine with an advanced knock sensor strategy can make more power on E85 before the onset of detonation. Ford FFV's make about 5% more power running on E85 as compared to 87 octane regular unleaded.
E85 has a much lower energy content per gallon then unleaded regular and the stoichiometric air/fuel ratio is much lower. This means that your fuel consumption will increase about 20%. Usually, the price of E85 is not low enough to make up the difference.
Here's what Ford says about E-85
• High octane
• Slightly increased performance
• Renewable North American sources
• Similar refueling system for customers
• Certain emissions reduced
• Reduced driving range
• Much higher fuel cost
• Slightly higher vehicle cost
• Limited public refueling sites
• Increased aldehyde emissions
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers,Duals 4R70W auto, BW4406 manual T/C
Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles
5.0L V8 swap: Click
2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab beater, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid