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Old 04-14-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
John Riggs
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Flexible Fuel Vehicles

Anyone know if the older Explorers can use the E85 fuel, or would they
be damaged? What all would be necessary for a change to be able to use E85?

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?




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Old 04-14-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Flexible Fuel Vehicles

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:07:35 -0500, "John Riggs"
<johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote:

> Anyone know if the older Explorers can use the E85 fuel, or would they
>be damaged? What all would be necessary for a change to be able to use E85?
>
> 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.
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Bill Funk
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Old 04-14-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
John Riggs
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Re: Flexible Fuel Vehicles

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
answer.


"Big Bill" <bill@pipping.com> wrote in message
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| On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:07:35 -0500, "John Riggs"
| <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote:
|
| > Anyone know if the older Explorers can use the E85 fuel, or would
they
| >be damaged? What all would be necessary for a change to be able to use
E85?
| >
| > 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"


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Old 04-14-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Flexible Fuel Vehicles

I have a 2003 XLT. It is a flexible fuel vehicle. Unfortunately, I
would have to drive to Minnesota to get E85 fuel. There are no E85
stations within 1000 miles of New York, where I live.

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Old 04-14-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
John Riggs
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Re: Flexible Fuel Vehicles

Hold the phone....let me find those for you.


Start here http://www.e85fuel.com/

Go here http://www.e85fuel.com/database/search.php

then go ....... Wait! Damn! They sure don't like you New England Yankee
boys. Nothing until West Virginia and Maryland, and Maryland has a buttload.
Sorry you can't use the information, but perhaps it will allow you to travel
on vacation better than us mere mortals who have to buy old fashioned
gasoline.


"syclone" <sycohen@optonline.net> wrote in message
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|I have a 2003 XLT. It is a flexible fuel vehicle. Unfortunately, I
| would have to drive to Minnesota to get E85 fuel. There are no E85
| stations within 1000 miles of New York, where I live.
|


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