Pros are, its cheeper, burns cleaner
Cons are, not as far on a gallon of E85 than gas, less hp, some vehicles
have rough starts, more corrosive on engine parts.
If I were you I would stick with gas, unless gas gets 4 bucks a gallon and
e85 is only 2
Actually it`s been a great car for her.
She bought it used with 13,000 miles,and now has almost 50,000 on it.
She hasn`t done one repair to it yet.
Not even brakes.
Its not the 24v cuz those suck.
Just the plain old 3.0
Alchol is not corrosive but the water it can carry can be. It can be
hard on seals and hoses too. Also because of it much lower energy
content you will get a lot less MPG with it and it would not be a goos
fuel in a cold cilmate either. I also question what you are saving
because it takes fule to grow the grain it is made from and you nead a
lot more of it to go the same distance as gas will.
You are completely amazing. When I dis mil spec circuit modules for
military use that I prototyped we used acho; to clean the circuit board
before and after soldering the traces and the NASA spec for high
reliabilty solding calls for boards to be wash with achol too. If it
pure alchol was the slightest bit corrosive, they would not have used it
but I guess you know more than the engineers. If it seem a speak against
you it is only because you do not have your fact straight a lot, not
because I have it in for you because when I respond I do not even
consider who posts it but it appears that you do.
Sure, pure alcohol will be OK. We're talking about a mix of 85%
alcohol (ethanol) and 15% gasoline. This mix is stored in tanks that
may contain water. Typically fuel won't absorb water, but alcohol
will. The ethanol in the fuel will absorb water and can cause
Your alcohol containers were likely well sealed and protected against
water intrusion. You can't say the tank is perfectly sealed, the
holding tank is bound to get water in it somehow, either the one at
the tank farm or the one underground at the station.
Maybe I need to starting buying my "gas" from my Uncle Ted ;-)
He has this 500 gallon tank out back behind his place that he said
"could be used in pasturizing milk...or for something else..."
Heh heh heh...
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