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 Post subject: E85?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:30 pm 
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As I fueled up the truck this morning I noticed the E85 button on the pump. 70% minimum ethanol? Is it just a guess as to what you get?

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 Post subject: Re: E85?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:39 pm 
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yea pretty much......First time I got some it was 70% and then found a station close to work and it was dead on 85% and got 25 gallons when that was almost gone I went back there and it was 90%.. I usually buy a gallon and test it right there if it's good and the 90% is ok also you just have to add some gas to it and there is a formula to do that so that is what I did to get it back to 85%..
You just need a tester thatQF sells for 15 buck or so..
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 Post subject: Re: E85?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:38 pm 
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You should see a minimum of 70-72% and a maximum of 83-85%. It depends on what part of the country you are in also. they deliver a blend with more gas content in the winter time and the least in the summer time.

Here in Michigan I get 83% from June 1 to October 1. In the spring and fall its closer to 78% which makes the tuneup run richer. We only see low 70% fuel in the winter -- when I don't run my car.


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 Post subject: Re: E85?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:07 pm 
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I was at the State DOT motor pool this week and they even test their E10!
They also add several gallons of anti algae? and Fuel preservative.
They test whats in the ground and whats in the truck before the driver dumps his load.


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 Post subject: Re: E85?
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:03 pm 
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I seem to get 88 to 90 % out of the pump here in California. I have cut it down to 85% and didn't see much of a change.


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