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Old 03-29-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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Gas over $ 4 in Michigan !!

Returned from Florida via I-75..stayed below $4 a gallon for Gas till we got back to Michigan.. i arrived home with the "50 miles till empty" coming on about a mile frome the house...time to start burning E -85 again !!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Returned from Florida via I-75..stayed below $4 a gallon for Gas till we got back to Michigan.. i arrived home with the "50 miles till empty" coming on about a mile frome the house...time to start burning E -85 again !!!
I with you on the E-85 ( F-150 ) At .55 cents a gallon difference, I'm in......E-85 is hard to find in some states. What part of FL. did you go ?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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You are lucky at this price. Here the price overnight went up 5 to 6 cents a liter bringing the price to $ 1.33 a liter . I cannot keep my wallet filled up anymore.
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dretired, glad you made it home safe.
Have you ever tried pulling your camper with E85?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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dretired, glad you made it home safe.
Have you ever tried pulling your camper with E85?
I have...I don"t notice that big of a difference in power or mileage. I only do about 55-60mph on the highway with 5er.

with 5er ( f-150 sup. crew )

reg.= 10.3mpg
E-85= 9.8mph
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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dretired, glad you made it home safe.
Have you ever tried pulling your camper with E85?
Yes.. i have pulled with E-85..about 2 mpg less in mileage ....but no loss of power ..in fact..if you look at the 2010 F150 towing guide on-line...the torque and hp acually increases when using E-85 with a 5.4 engine
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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I with you on the E-85 ( F-150 ) At .55 cents a gallon difference, I'm in......E-85 is hard to find in some states. What part of FL. did you go ?
We stayed at ST. Augustine beach for 3 months...
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Remember that E-85 has approximately 70% the heat value of unleaded regular. If regular is selling for $4.00, E-85 must be priced at $2.80 or less to make economic sense. You will notice an approximate 25-30% mileage reduction with E-85 if you start with a full tank (not partially mixed with regular unleaded).
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It`s been well over $4.00 a gal. here for the past month and a half!
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Remember that E-85 has approximately 70% the heat value of unleaded regular. If regular is selling for $4.00, E-85 must be priced at $2.80 or less to make economic sense. You will notice an approximate 25-30% mileage reduction with E-85 if you start with a full tank (not partially mixed with regular unleaded).
I disagee 100% !!! My 2010 F 150 gets around 2-3 mpg less when using E-85...And ...i usually pay at least 70 cents a gallon less
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