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Old 02-23-2011, 06:18 AM
Kindy Kindy is offline
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Default 3.0 Flex fuel engine question

I know that with this engine I can use that "corn gas" or whatever it's called, but it that even wise? I mean, sure it's cheaper, but how badly will it make my Ranger perform? Anyone use that type of fuel? The guy I bought it from never said he used the cheaper gas so I don't know if it's ever been run with that in it. So as far as I know it's always had just plain ol' unleaded in it. Isn't it always wise to use whatever you've been using consistantly or does it really make a difference?
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:17 AM
BrandonA BrandonA is offline
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Default Re: 3.0 Flex fuel engine question

The corn gas (e85) is a lot tougher on soft parts like the fuel hose and when you cut gass with ethonal it lowers your overall gass milage in regular fuel engines. However I would think that in an engine specifically made for e85 you wouldn't have those negative side effects.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:55 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 Flex fuel engine question

I've just never owned a vehicle that is made for e85 so I wasn't sure if it's any good or not.
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