Hey everyone, Yes I did read the manual, actually twice now. However while
reading material when I first got the van I read somewhere we could handle
it. Of course can't find anything saying it now. Who knows maybe I dreamed
it all up. ANYWAY.
Just got my van back today after it was towed, and drained, and it is
running just fine. The only thing my mechanic said was he had another guy
do the same thing but ran his Tahoe longer than my 18 miles, and a month
later his fuel pump went out.
So all in all we are good to go for now. Will watch for any signs of the
fuel pump, and never again no matter if we get a car that can definitely
handle E85 I will never use it.
It is this simple why didn't they just make the nozzles bigger than unleaded
nozzles so they wouldn't fit in cars that couldn't handle them. That is the
same way the old Regular was. Sounds easy to me, but what do I know I am
just the crazy lady who put the wrong gas in.
Thanks for everyone's help on this.
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face=Arial>...</FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial>> bltravis wrote:<BR>>>
<BR>>> We own a new 2005 Odyssey van. We accidentally filled the
tank with E85<BR>>> (85% ethanol) last night. Well, not really
accidentally. We thought we<BR>>> read that the engine could use it
when we were shopping for the car, but<BR>>> realize we must have been
mistaken. We only ran 18 miles on it, and it ran<BR>>> fine, but we
don't want to risk the engine and don't want to void the<BR>>>
warranty.<BR>>> <BR>>> Questions:<BR>>> <BR>>> After 18
miles, do you think any damage could have already been done?<BR>>>
<BR>>> We are going to have a local mechanic tow it and siphen out the
gas.<BR>>> Assuming there is no permanent damage is there any way the
dealer would know<BR>>> we used it and thus void our warranty?<BR>>>
<BR>>> Help, we are worried?<BR>>> <BR>>> LT<BR>> <BR>>
------------------------------<BR>> <BR>> Your manual says you can use up
to x% ethanol, right? What does it say? <BR>> <BR>> My CR-V will take up
to 10%, so if you top up the tank again with<BR>> 'normal' gas, and then use
up 1/4 tank and refill again, you'll be OK.<BR>> Read the manual about
'topping up', and don't overdo it, since you can<BR>> cause other problems,
and a fire hazzard. Keep the Ownaer's manual in<BR>> the bathroom, so you can
all study it.<BR>> <BR>> 'Curly'</FONT></BODY></HTML>