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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by lexmarks567, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. lexmarks567

    lexmarks567 Thread Starter

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    OK sense gas station by me has started selling E-85 gas couple of questions.

    1. how do lawnmowers and snowblowers like it(i've heard it ruins the carbs)

    2. Will my 91 olds cutlass be able to use it. its alot cheaper then regular gas .so im asking.
     
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    E85 contains a lot less BTU's than the conventional mix, so you will get less miles per gallon than with regular gasoline. Some people (like my cousin who tried it for a while in his truck) claim there is hardly any savings in fuel cost at all.

    It can corrode the metal and rubber parts in the fuel systems of cars not designed for it. Probably will eat the rubber seal in your lawnmower float bowl.

    But you do get to support the higher food costs that result from less grains in our food supply.
     
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    An engine has to be capable of running on E-85 (a type of flex fuel). You can't just use it in place of gasoline. No, it won't run in your 91 Cutlass.
     
  4. lexmarks567

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    the way there doing is they have dedicated fields for growing fuel as to not touch the grain for food. so you have 2 farmers. fuel farmers and food farmers.
     
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    So what's your point lex? You still have a farmer growing grain for fuel when he could be feeding people.
     
  6. lexmarks567

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    you know im not going to into politics with you people. i asked a simple question and you turn it into politics. close thread please
     
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