Okay, I knew all of that, thanks. What I'm looking for is a bit more
specific as far as the ramifications of using E85, or if it is possible to
convert to it, without too much hassle. Surely our own Mr. Wizard has an
"Big Bill" <email@example.com> wrote in message
| On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:07:35 -0500, "John Riggs"
| <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| > Anyone know if the older Explorers can use the E85 fuel, or would
| >be damaged? What all would be necessary for a change to be able to use
| > With gas at $2.39 a gallon, and E85 at $1.34 a gallon, and tax
| >incentives for clean air fuels, who wouldn't ask these questions?
| > Jim, any ideas, suggestions?
| From http://www.ncga.com/ethanol/E85/FAQ.html
| Q.What is a flexible fuel vehicle?
| A.A flexible fuel vehicle is specially designed to run on any ethanol
| fuel blend up to 85 percent ethanol. Special on-board diagnostics
| "read" the fuel blend, enabling drivers to fuel with E85 or gasoline
| in any combination from a single tank. There are no switches to flip,
| no mixing or blending. The computer adjusts the vehicle's fuel
| injection and ignition timing to compensate for the different fuel
| mixtures. As of December 1997, there are two manufacturers producing
| flexible fuel vehicles. Ford Motor Company manufactures a Flexible
| Fuel Ford Taurus and Chrysler Corporation is building all of its 3.3
| liter, 6-cylinder engine 1998 minivans to be flexible fuel. In model
| year 1999, all 3.0 liter Ford Rangers will be equipped with a flexible
| fuel engine that can burn up to 85 percent ethanol as well.
| Bill Funk
| Change "g" to "a"