Originally Posted by Grantsjc
I can get E85 for about $.50 a gallon less than regular fuel. I like the idea of running Ethonal. Cleaner burning, car runs cooler, energy independence, putting money into pockets amrican farmers, etc. Id just like to get a little better mileage. Current tank of e85 Im running closer to 18 MPG but I reall am driving like a little old lady. Trying to coast whenever possible etc. LOL!
LOL, the money isn't going into the pockets of American farmers.
It's going into the pockets of the ethanol producers and the congress-critters they bought off to give them subsidies.
Mandated ethanol in fuel is a joke.
When the 10% mandate was first introduced it ruined a LOT of fuel injected cars. The injectors simply could not handle the corrosion introduced by the ethanol.
Now it simply reduces gas mileage for everyone. The minutely smaller amount of pollution out the tailpipe is offset by needing to use more fuel in general to drive the same distance.
Don't even get me started on how bad it is for the marine recreational industry (yes I'm a boat owner and I'm glad my marina only sells non-ethanol fuel).