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Strange Emblem

whats the meaning of thoes emblems i have seen on alot of the ford cars and trucks.. mostly rangers and taurus.. its a little picture of (this is what it looks like to me) a highway curving from the bottom left going to the top right and hitting a piece of corn.. lol... if know one has a clue i could try drawing something up in paint shop...
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I think your thinking of the flex fuel vehicle emblem.
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Indeed it is the Fuel Flex Decal
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What is E85?
E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). E85 is classified as an alternative fuel by the U.S. Department of Energy.

What is a flexible fuel vehicle?
A flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) is a vehicle that can operate on any blend of ethanol up to 85%. If E85 is not available, the vehicle can operate on straight unleaded gasoline or any percentage of ethanol up to 85%.

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*Ford offers the flex-fuel capability as an option on select vehicles - even if you drive one of these models, see your owner's manual.

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4.0L Explorer Sport Trac
4.0L Exporer (4-door)
3.0L Taurus sedan and wagon

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3.0L Supercab Ranger Pickup 2WD

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Thanks for posting this. I've always wondered what that thing was for.
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I'm suprised its not on the 4-cyls
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so what does that mean... where do you buy this flex fuel? is there any advanteges of runing it? or is it just a cleaner fuel.. like compairing deisel to bio deisel... can you run this flex fuel in a car without that emblem?
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here kind of the answer to one of my questions...

What is the range of a flexible fuel vehicle?

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Ethanol has less energy content than gasoline. However, E85 also has a much higher octane (ranging from 100 to 105) than gasoline. FFVs are not optimized to E85, so they experience a 5% to 15% drop in fuel economy. This will vary based on temperature and driving conditions.

For comparison purposes, aggressive driving habits can result in a 20% loss and low tire pressure can reduce mileage by 6%. Research indicates Ford FFVs experience a 5% horsepower gain on E85. The range of any particular vehicle is dependent on the size of the fuel tank and driving habits. Current Ford Taurus FFVs have an 18-gallon fuel tank and will normally travel 350 miles between refuelings.
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got that from here www.e85fuel.com
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What are the differences in an FFV compared to a regular gasoline-only model?
Are different parts used?

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There is only one major additional part that is included on an FFV - the fuel sensor that detects the ethanol/gasoline ratio. A number of other parts on the FFV's fuel delivery system are modified so that they are ethanol compatible. The fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel injectors, computer system, anti-siphon device and dashboard gauges have been modified slightly. Alcohols are corrosive. Therefore, any part that comes in contact with the fuel has been upgraded to be tolerant to alcohol. Normally, these parts include a stainless steel fuel tank and Teflon-lined fuel hoses.
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What happens if I accidentally fuel my gasoline-only powered vehicle with E85?

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Although your vehicle was not manufactured to run on E85, no problems should occur if you mistakenly fuel once with the alternative fuel. The largest difference between an E85 powered vehicle and a gasoline powered vehicle is that their computer modules are meant to read different amounts of oxygen within the fuel. E85 contains a higher amount of oxygen than gasoline and E85 compatible vehicles are made to read that higher amount. When a higher amount of oxygen is read by a gasoline powered vehicle, your "check engine light" may appear. A number of other parts on the FFV's fuel delivery system are modified to be ethanol-compatible. The fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel injectors, computer system and anti-siphon device have been modified slightly. Alcohol fuels can be more corrosive than gasoline. Therefore; fuel system parts have been upgraded to be ethanol-compatible.

Ultimately it is a drivers choice, but we do need to be firm in recommending that only FFVs use E85 and to state that we are not responsible for damages.
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I'm not sure that decal is only for flex fuel trucks. I had one on my truck and its a 4.0 sohc. As far as I can find the FFV 4.0 from the explorer was not avalible in the Ranger. There is also somthing similar to that on the hybrids. I think it my be some type of low emissions sticker. either that or my dealer just slapped one on my truck for no reason.
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lol congrats mike, you get the "5 consecutive posts" award. along with your award comes the prize of an " edit post" button which allows you to go back and edit or add to a previous post. sorry just giving you a hard time. also you didnt need to search the rest of the net for all that info its all been discussed here many many times just use the search function.
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oh.. well in my defence.. i was posting it for MrRngr94 lol :-)
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I know what flex fuel is. I just didn't know what the logo was for. We'll just say you posted it for anyone else that didn't know about E85
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