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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

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For me, I did the calculations and its actually cheaper for me to run E85 vs regular gas as there is a huge gap between the cost around Louisville. I also have two gas station near my house that sell it for the same price so I don't have to drive our of the way to get it. I have seen a drop in MPG but just around 10% (17.2 vs 15.5), so not as bad as the estimates. However, I do keep my EVIC on the fuel economy so I'm always aware of my MPG and I'm sure that influences how I drive.

E85 will be different at the pump and designated with a yellow handle. Typically, only one or two pumps will have E85.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:20 PM
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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

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so do you recommend using 85 instated of 87 in Colorado for example?
Since I've never lived more than a few feet above sea level, I couldn't say for sure.
You might want to inquire at your dealer, or check with some local mechanics.


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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

85 octane should be fine for 5k and above. If you travel outside your bubble, do the 87.
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85 octane should be fine for 5k and above. If you travel outside your bubble, do the 87.
Would it hurt anything in the car if I change between the two (85,87)?? .. Would it be ok if they were mixed a little bit!!
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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

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Would it hurt anything in the car if I change between the two (85,87)?? .. Would it be ok if they were mixed a little bit!!
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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

E85 is a blend of fuel that is 85% ethanol/15%gasoline. It is not a octane rating like gasoline. Ethanol has less energy per gallon than gas.Read your owners manual it has info about using E85 and some warnings about mixing with gasoline...
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Re: 2014 V6 fule !!

A felx fuel car should be abe to handle any proportion up to its designation (E85), the 3.6 computer is designed to gauge the proportion (more ethanol needs a richer mixture and more advance).

If 87 is selling for $3.50/gal then E85 needs to sell for about $2.75 to keep the same cost per mile.
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A felx fuel car should be abe to handle any proportion up to its designation (E85), the 3.6 computer is designed to gauge the proportion (more ethanol needs a richer mixture and more advance).

If 87 is selling for $3.50/gal then E85 needs to sell for about $2.75 to keep the same cost per mile.
Should yes, but the manual states you have to put something like 3/4 of a tank of whatever in it, and when you switch you have to drive for so long afterwards to get it to adapt.
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Re: 2014 V6 fuel !!

Computer will react faster than you think though it may take a while for the gas from the last tank to get through the lines and start feeding the new mixture.

See no reason not to mix, is what the refiners do. Does depend on how mart the computer & sensors are. My OM (2012 5th) says 87 or E85 or any mixture of the two. Are a few more stipulations so if plan on mixing read the whole section. It does say that 87 may contain additives that could cause gunk when mixed with E85.

Dunno personally, E85 prices for Orlando stop in mid 2012 so may not be available here now. Would need to be under $3/gal for me to try. Diesel is a lot easier to find.
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Re: 2014 V6 fuel !!

Bumping this thread. 2014 Limited V6 , I don't see in the manual where it recommends what octane fuel to use.

On the inside of the gas cover there is a yellow sticker which says E85. Is that what's recommended? Seems most people are using 87. I'm in Utah if that matters, 5000 foot elevation.

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Bumping this thread. 2014 Limited V6 , I don't see in the manual where it recommends what octane fuel to use.

On the inside of the gas cover there is a yellow sticker which says E85. Is that what's recommended? Seems most people are using 87. I'm in Utah if that matters, 5000 foot elevation.

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