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Old 23 May 2011, 07:38 pm
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Can my '05 Turbo Convertible take the E-85 fuel?
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:45 pm
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I believe you can, but you'll have to tune it first..
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Old 24 May 2011, 04:34 pm
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I put a tank in my 06 turbo years ago and it took 2 weeks of ruff running & stalling before I got it right again. Turbos do not like E85, I believe.
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Old 24 May 2011, 05:39 pm
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Yeah I read about it. I did a search on ask.com. The only chrysler vehicles that are, are the sebring/200 and the Town & Country minivan. Well from what learned was that e-85 is junk anyway...its too thin, and uses more thus voids the value.

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Old 24 May 2011, 06:09 pm
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E85 can work well on turbo cars. It's 105 octane so you can add a good bit of timing and pick up power.

That being said, b/c of the lower amount of energy provided by E85 you will need larger injectors to flow more fuel.

And a tune to put it all together.

A final world... just remember only our government could come up with a fuel "solution" that reduces MPGs while at the same time increasing the cost of food.
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Old 24 May 2011, 06:16 pm
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E85 can work well on turbo cars. It's 105 octane so you can add a good bit of timing and pick up power.

That being said, b/c of the lower amount of energy provided by E85 you will need larger injectors to flow more fuel.

And a tune to put it all together.

A final world... just remember only our government could come up with a fuel "solution" that reduces MPGs while at the same time increasing the cost of food.
All that to try to save a few bucks on gas...That's as rediculous as going thousands of dollars in debt on a new car to save a few bucks on gas.

Its really no big deal to me whether I can or can't. Both have their pro's n con's anyway. I was just curious.
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Old 24 May 2011, 06:18 pm
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E85 is also known for eating seals, plugs and anything else that might bear rubber. Personally, no effing way is that popcorn stuff getting in my car!
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Old 24 May 2011, 06:57 pm
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If they figured out a way to make ethanol out of some other product that isn't already widely used like corn is, and if they would figure out a way to thicken it up and a way so it doesnt destroy your engine; then it'd be worth it.
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Old 25 May 2011, 12:20 am
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If they figured out a way to make ethanol out of some other product that isn't already widely used like corn is, and if they would figure out a way to thicken it up and a way so it doesnt destroy your engine; then it'd be worth it.
Like .... Maybe those thousands and thousands of bags of yard waste that the season for is just starting? Royalties due from anyone that puts this into action .... pay me in lower food costs!
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Old 25 May 2011, 10:52 am
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Unfortunately right now King Corn has the EPA kneeling at his feet. They're not going to encourage development of fuels from biomass when they can drive up the price of corn instead.

Blame the lobbyists from the grain states.
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