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Alternative Fuels An energy source alternative to using fossil fuels. Materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, other than conventional fuels. Waste oils, vegetable oils or animal fats, which can be used alone, or blended with fossil fuels.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:01:43 PM
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Decided to swing by there while it was fresh in my mind.

Hard to read as the stickers are faded out, but they do read 10% and 25%

And, Yes, They do also have the 'warning' stickers on the 25 & 85, even though there is No attendant on duty to ask for help, not that I ever wanted to anyway. As I've noted several times before, I have run all of them in my daily drivers and in my lawnmowers and everything else I have with engines. The motorcycles, (the short time I was riding) were the only thing I never got around to trying the E85 in, but I have run varying mixtures of it with the other blends in everything else. I also ran straight E85 in my 62 Chevy truck a couple times with no ill effects, and No noticeable loss of power.

If they don't want me to use it, they're going to have to make the nozzle too big to fit my filler neck..... otherwise it will continue to get used on occasion, sticker or no sticker.

Ya'll can just concider me to me a modern day 'shine runner', only it all goes in the tank instead of some of it being transported in jugs in the trunk.
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Even though my truck is flex fuel I don't burn it often. Nest time I can afford to go on vacation I'm going to use it when ever available. Just to see the difference. I did notice the e-85 pumps say contains more then 51% ethanol instead of 85%. Bob
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Just realized I left out that the pumps that have the 51% on them are here in Michigan. Bob
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I was on a government site a while back and it stated that ethanol as a percentage would just keep increasing to 75 percent.
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Ron never happen nothing would start in the winter on 75% that's why pumps here say 51% up to 85% in winter it drops to 51% and goes up in summer. Bob
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I've tried up to E30 in my Jeep Cherokee, mileage dropped a bit but low and mid-range torque improved noticeably.
I'd like to know if the ECU advances the timing at all running a higher octane fuel, I could make up some or all of that mileage.
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Some do. They will advance the timing up to a point, then back it off until the knock sensor quits. They will also richen the mixture up based on what the oxygen sensor sees, up to the limit of the injector. I get a check engine light after about E40, because of lean fuel mixture. I see no loss of mileage up to about E20 or so.
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