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found out my truck is flex fuel

So my dad ran to the dealership today since my truck was out of commission from the fuel leak.

he went to the mazda dealership since his car is a mazda and my truck is a mazda-ford. so they ask for the last 8 digits of my VIN. My dad gives it to them and they tell him I have a flex fuel truck. I thought it was kinda weird because I have no visible tags on my truck that says it.

Ok, random post over
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I never really figured out what flex fuel means. Someone explain please.
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I never really figured out what flex fuel means. Someone explain please.
you can run on e85(85% ethonal-15% gas) and gasoline..



kinda pointlesss beceause theres no stations, doesnt it say it on your gas door?
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Well yeah, since you have a 3.0...
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my 3.0 isn't flex fuel.
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yours is too new. It was a certain range of years.

And Midwest is full off E85 fuel
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E85 sucks...

cheaper, but crappier milage, and it messes stuff up if im not mistaken
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my 3.0 isn't flex fuel.
He has a 2000... I believe it was '99 to '03 that was flex fuel...
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Actually I think my gas cap say BP eith the green logo flower thing. What does that mean?
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^^^

So does mine, all new Fords have that, it says "Ford recommends BP Fuels" or something like that, its just an advertisement.
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btw, the 8th diget is the "engine code"

just for futire reference if your at a part store and they ask you..
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I never really figured out what flex fuel means. Someone explain please.
You can run either diesel or gas. HAHA
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it messes stuff up if im not mistaken
It IS indeed more corrosive than regular blend gasoline, BUT the FFV Ranger came with special fuel lines (harder I believe) to withstand the corrosive nature of the E85.
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Mine is Flex Fuel as well.
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I have never seen a station that has E85 here California so I don't know what good would come of having a flex fuel truck would be.
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yea there is none in MA, so i wont be runnin e85
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I have never seen a station that has E85 here California so I don't know what good would come of having a flex fuel truck would be.
Answer: worthless =p

and i believe only the 2000 and 2003 3.0s can run the e85... no other years
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^^^

Clay has an '02 and his is Flex...
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Mazda?

From what i remember the Ranger only had it in 00 and 03.. cuz i know someone with a 02 3.0 and it dosent take e85?? maybe i should actually do some research
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My old 98 3.0 wasnt a flex fuel Im not sure what year they started making it an option between the two.

But I know for sure 99-05 I see alot of trucks here in ohio that are flex fuel not just 00 and 03's. I can tell by the leaf on the tailgate.

Also I beleive they came with bigger injectors as well.
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my 00 is flex fuel and i have never put e85 in it
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