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Old 07-06-2006
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E85 fuel?

Is it cheaper ? Does the truck run differently at all with it ? What exactly are the advantages/dis-advantages of burnign an ethanol blend ? Ive never run E85 in my truck yet. I actually dont even know where I can get it anywhere in Canada. Anyone ?
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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

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anyone have that link where you can find a station close to you that has E85 ?

Edit: Found it


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Austin Texas now has E85 and there are a few other places around here to. As for the more horse power all I can say is WOOHOO! My truck has never been happier and all the knocking is gone too. I do get less gas milage but the price differance (about 50 cents less a gallon) and the improved performance is well worth it.
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