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Old 06-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #15
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FYI....Feds (Obama's EPA) are drumming up a new tax on FF vehs. Seems they don't like folks not paying as much gas tax. Coming to a theatre near you in 2014

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #16
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Gotta be careful about E-8. Rubber seals in lots of engines don't react well to E-8 as a steady diet. What you save in fuel costs you'll pay for in spades having an engine rebuilt. Need to check with your mfg before using that fuel.

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #17
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It's a Joke all the way around. I worked at a GM dealer for 5 years in the parts Dept, everyone i ever talk to that had a flex crap car/truck didn't like it all said it got crappy fuel mileage.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #18
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We have a couple "flex fuel" vehicles but they're not as flexible as you might think. Both the owners manuals advise no more than 50% of the tank full be E 85. So if it holds 20 gallons and I run it down to near the empty mark I have to put in 10 gallons of of regular fuel with 10% ethanol or less. Then I can switch pumps and put in another 10 gallons or so of E 85.

The good part is I only get 15% poorer mileage on half a tank. So according to my logic I'll only decrease the total mileage by 7.5%. The other part of the equation is most of the retail subsidies have been eliminated. E 85 around here is $.10 per gallon cheaper then regular gas.

There was an E 85 only fueling station a few miles from us. Originally E 85 was $1.00 a gallon cheaper than regular. Once the retail subsidies disappeared the place was deserted. They've now switched to regular gas only no E 85.

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