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Old 09-15-2019, 10:42 PM   #57
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E85 is made unfit to drink because of the gasoline as the additive.

SO why not go with E97 or something equivalent that is still unsafe to drink and higher percentage? Because gasoline stabilizes ethanol, espcially in the cold. Gasoline can vaporize at very low temperatures which is why it is added. When there is 15% or more gasoline, there is enough vapors to spark at low temps.
I was just curious. I did not know why they added 15% gasoline. Ive been reading up on it. 100% Ethanol is used in Brazil in some cases and they use a prewarmer or a separate gasoline tank for cold starts below 15c lol

Im still curious as to the additives/lubricants that are used with E85. Ethanol can be purchased by the drum
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i toss in a squirt of injector cleaner every tank since i fill up almost weekly
Is this sufficient compared to filling up every few tanks with 91 or 93? Reason I ask is because since getting my flex fuel kit back in July Id only been filling with E85 and this week had to use 91 to clean the injectors because Id started getting some rough idling at times.
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E85 is made unfit to drink because of the gasoline as the additive.

SO why not go with E97 or something equivalent that is still unsafe to drink and higher percentage? Because gasoline stabilizes ethanol, espcially in the cold. Gasoline can vaporize at very low temperatures which is why it is added. When there is 15% or more gasoline, there is enough vapors to spark at low temps.
It would be unfit to drink (in any volume over a sip) even without the gasoline added. It is far, far stronger that the consumable versions. The reason the gasoline is added are explained in the second part of your answer very well. The first part is just not true though.
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Made a few crackles and pops and keeled over. Guess we loaded the wrong tune?
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ive been doing it for over a year and works for me
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It would be unfit to drink (in any volume over a sip) even without the gasoline added. It is far, far stronger that the consumable versions. The reason the gasoline is added are explained in the second part of your answer very well. The first part is just not true though.
Darn, I've disappointed you just like I disappointed my dad.
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