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Old 07-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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CHEAP GAS!!

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Nowhere is cheap, since it's all rather relative now. Good Search FXN.

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Old 07-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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FYI, for those of you who have Flex Fuel capable vehicles and can use E85, my Avalanche went from 16.5 MPG around town (city/hwy AVG) to about 13.2
So I saved .30 a gallon but lost about 75 miles per tank.
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FYI, for those of you who have Flex Fuel capable vehicles and can use E85, my Avalanche went from 16.5 MPG around town (city/hwy AVG) to about 13.2
So I saved .30 a gallon but lost about 75 miles per tank.
I did some quick math. (not sure if it's good math :P)

But it's still worth it to buy E85.

Try to figure miles/dollar. I think you come out ahead with E85
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be careful about getting cheap gas. walmart gas is about .06 cents a gallon cheaper, but robs my car of 2.3 mpg (17.8 instead of 20.1). saving less than 2% on the price in exchange for losing over 10% of mileage
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also I just typed this in, and earlier today I filled up at the valero near my credit union for 3.76 cents and it says the cheapest ones around me are 3.80
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I did some quick math. (not sure if it's good math :P)

But it's still worth it to buy E85.

Try to figure miles/dollar. I think you come out ahead with E85
Well, my math shows:

16.5 MPG= 412.5 Miles per Tank= $96.75 per fill-up (tank empty)
13.2 MPG= 330 miles per tank=89.25 per fill-up (tank empty)

Reg. Gas $3.87 pg. = .2345 per mile
E85 $3.57 pg. = .27 per mile


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Well, my math shows:

16.5 MPG= 412.5 Miles per Tank= $96.75 per fill-up (tank empty)
13.2 MPG= 330 miles per tank=89.25 per fill-up (tank empty)

Reg. Gas $3.87 pg. = .2345 per mile
E85 $3.57 pg. = .27 per mile


(math might be flawed)
your math checks out sir. Now i'm questioning why anyone would want E85.

Is there away to adjust the engine to run better on it? I heard that E85 has an octane rating or 100. is that true? I was told that by someone who converted their older car to run on it since he was drag racing it.
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e85 takes more energy to burn, hence the loss in mileage due to the loss in power. the only reason manufacturers started make cars like this is for their big v8 trucks. For the year 2010 ish? all trucks have to get x miles per gallon of gasoline so by using e85 in them they can claim that their trucks are getting way more mileage than they actually are sine e85 is only 15% gasoline
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your math checks out sir. Now i'm questioning why anyone would want E85.

Is there away to adjust the engine to run better on it? I heard that E85 has an octane rating or 100. is that true? I was told that by someone who converted their older car to run on it since he was drag racing it.
With the tax advantages the seller gets I suspect the only reason to produce/sell E85 is the money........most people I suspect see only that it's
.30/gal cheaper and never bother to monitor the mileage difference.
It is really good for the producer and seller, and of course the invironment but the consumer..............not so good IMHO.
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Yea you gotta be careful with E85. I'm not sure if its a law or not but I know the station I work part time at has a sign saying their fuel "could" contain 10% E85. Sometimes I get gas there and I get better MPG, sometimes I get worse. Granted I only get gas there if I absolutely HAVE to. The other stations I get gas from on a regular basis provide pretty consistent MPG.
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