- October 17, 2017 at 19:39 #17539Coly HopeParticipant
Diesel and gasoline are always brought up when discussing which fuel is best for a pick up truck but I have seen some trucks that use flex fuel. Is flex fuel better than diesel or gasoline? What are your guys opinions on flex fuel?
- December 10, 2017 at 19:58 #18083RonParticipant
Vehicles that are listed as Flex Fuel will allow you to burn E85(and other fuels), which is 85% ethanol(corn) to 15% gasoline. In NY E85 availability is very limited. Our gasoline now is 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. Emissions are reduced with ethanol, hence the reason its added, but efficiency is lost as you will burn more ethanol per mile then (petroleum based)gas. And I think its a lot more. Here’s the wiki for Flex Fuel:
- December 11, 2017 at 09:06 #18091ardvarkParticipant
What I found tracking my fuel consumption with E85 is any savings at the pump was lost on mileage so it was basically a wash. Given that, I normally don’t buy E85, but have on occasion.
Steve and Andra
2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
2019 Northstar Laredo SC
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