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Old 09-09-2005, 07:26 AM
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E85 Gas

Anybody tried that new E85 gas? I guess that it's a mixture ethanol and gas 105 octane for the cost of regular gas (89 octane) I was told that only two stations in vegas carry it so far. One of them is at Vegas drive and Decatur. I hear it works great but that it's just and bit harder on rubber that normal dual fuels.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:58 AM
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sounds interesting... so it's equivalent or better than 91?
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:03 PM
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105. better.
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:21 PM
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It stays 105 octane after being mixed with that much ethanol? Maybe ethanol has a naturally high octane though. Hmmm...
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:28 PM
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After doing some research... yes this is how I am spending my Friday night... it seems that only the vehicle that Nissan currently is importing to be considered a "flexible fuel vehicle" is the Titan, and then only if the fourth character in the VIN is a B. So I probably wouldn't try it.

Here's a list of vehicles from the NEVC.

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Old 09-11-2005, 06:41 PM
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Ethanol is the devil. It's killed so many fuel injectors on the Z32 it's not even funny. You couldn't pay me to use this crap.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:05 PM
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That's probably because your entire fuel system isn't designed for E85.

I found this thread again because E85 was at $2.14 at Huey's on Vegas & Decatur. I checked my VIN and it says "D" as the 8th digit character. I guess our cars are not made for that type of fuel yet. Also, if you look at your owner's manual, page 9-3 has the fuel recommendation. For those who run 440 lb injectors *cough, MIKE*, have you thought of running E85 over race fuel?

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