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Old 04-21-2011, 06:42 AM   #11
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flex fuel milage

Thats what i am trying to say.. I filled my 2010 F150 with E85 .. and got 17 miles per gallon , doing 50-60 miles per hour , It would be a little better using un-leaded regular maybe 20 -21 mpg,, but cost 80 cents more per gallon ,,
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:13 AM   #12
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I guess saving the environment comes at cost to the consumer, not the producer. the gas companies are only making billions a year. I think we should help them get to trillions. they are like the government for me, I love giving them money.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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ur lower price for ethonal is due to the 50 cent/gal subsity along with no road tax (in the US).
octane rating is the amt of ping (explosive nature) of the fuel. C8 (octane) tends to burn slower. lower octane tends to release energy quicker...giving a ping in high compression engines.
using higher octane fuel in an engine designed for reg, doesn't harm anything but u don't get the benifit that u would in an engine that needed the higher octane rating.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:09 AM   #14
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Time to do some math.

400 mile trip, 17 miles per gallon, equals 23.5 gallons at #3.20/gallon equals $75.30 (E85)

400 mile trip, 20 miles per gallon equals 20 gallon, at $4.00 per gallon equals $80.00 (regular unleaded)

400 mile trip, 22 miles per gallon equals 18.2 gallons at $4.00 per gallon equals $72.72 (regular unleaded)


In this example, looks like about 4 miles per gallon for E85 is about the same cost as using real gas
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #15
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I have tried flex fuel in my Chev HHr and the mileage drops 4 to 5 mpg
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #16
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I wouldn't use E85 just as a matter of principle.
Taxpayers have to subsidize it, then they have to pay more for food as the price of corn is forced higher. The higher price of corn then drives up all other grain prices.
Ethanol is nothing more than another burden on the people.
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I am a big firm beleiver electric technology is the way to go.some will argue it's not because prices for electricity will go up. which I think once they invest in the system(years away I am sure). the use of the coal burning will be reduced to a renewable energy. wind water solar etc. But how do they build a truck to pull our trailers?
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:58 PM   #18
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flex fuels

Hydrogen.. for the replacement of gasoline... Is being devolped as we speak for our tow vehicles..This is from an article in the latest Trailer Life Magazine..
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Question Flex fuels

There are several countries( in south America ) that have gone to E100 fuel for their vehicles. I heard they grow sugar cane for it. Does that mean the price of sugar AND rum are going up ??
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[QUOTE= Does that mean the price of sugar AND rum are going up ??[/QUOTE]


NOT THE RUM!!!
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